To support the International Experience for Carlson undergraduate students, the University of Minnesota and the Carlson School offer merit-based and need-based scholarships. 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) or the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (LAC) 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 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. CGI notifies students of their status one month after each deadline.
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 Type||Application Deadline||Scholarship Deadline||Scholarship Notification|
|Summer/Fall & Spring Semester-length/July Session||February 1/February 28/March 1||March 1||April 1|
|January (undergraduate)||April 1||April 1||May 1|
|January (graduate)||June 15||July 1||August 1|
|May/June (undergraduate)||October 1||October 1||November 1|
|May/June (graduate)||December 1||December 15||January 15|
Download the scholarship cycles as a PDF document: