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Scholarships

The Carlson Global Institute offers merit-based and need-based scholarships for part-time MBA students participating on CGI-sponsored programs. If you're interested in studying abroad, we encourage you to plan ahead, pick a program carefully, apply for scholarships well in advance and complete your financial aid paperwork on time.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

Carlson students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) programs are eligible for a need-based scholarship or merit-based scholarship. Carlson students may receive one need-based study abroad scholarship during their academic career. Students who have already received a need-based award are still eligible for merit-based awards. It is possible to apply for both scholarships for a program, but only one scholarship can be issued for each education abroad program.

Priority Deadline for Scholarships

CGI reviews scholarship applications according to the cycles below. For full consideration, apply by the scholarship deadline on or nearest to your program application deadline. If you miss the scholarship deadline associated with your program, submit your application by the next cycle deadline. Applications received after a priority deadline will be reviewed in the next cycle on a funds-available basis.

Application Instructions

  • NEED BASED AWARD:

    • STATEMENT - Submit a statement of no more than 1 page, double spaced, 12-pt font and normal margins to answer the following question: Describe any personal or family circumstances not reflected in FAFSA that you think qualify you for a need-based award.
    • CRITERIA - The statement will be reviewed along with FAFSA information to determine eligibility for a need-based award.
    • Save the file with your last name in the title, (i.e. Smith-financialneed.doc)
  • MERIT BASED AWARD:

    • ESSAY - To be considered for merit-based awards, submit an essay of no more than 1 page, double spaced, 12-pt font and normal margins to answer the following question: What international business issue do you find most interesting and why?
    • CRITERIA - The statement will be reviewed along with GPA and transcript information to determine eligibility for a merit-based award.
    • Save the file with your last name in the title, (i.e. Smith-scholarship.doc)

Notification of your status will be sent to your University of Minnesota email address within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

CGI Scholarship Cycles

Program TypeApplication DeadlineScholarship DeadlineScholarship Notification
Summer/Fall & Spring Semester-length/July SessionFebruary 1/February 28/March 1March 1April 1
January (undergraduate)April 1April 1May 1
January (graduate)June 15July 1August 1
May/June (undergraduate)October 1October 1November 1
May/June (graduate)December 1December 15January 15

Download the scholarship cycles as a PDF document: