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Scholarships

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 undergraduate students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) or the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (LAC) programs are eligible for a need-based scholarship, merit-based scholarship, or Jeanne Voigt for Study Abroad in Emerging Economies scholarship. Carlson students may receive one need-based study abroad scholarship during their academic career. Students who already received a need-based award for a previous program are still eligible for merit-based and Jeanne Voigt awards. It is possible to apply for all three scholarships for a program, but only one scholarship can be issued for each program. If a student is eligible for multiple awards for one program, the student will receive the highest award amount out of the possible awards.

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.

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 prompt: 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 - 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 essay 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) 
  • JEANNE VOIGT SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY ABROAD IN EMERGING ECONOMIES AWARD:

    • ESSAY - Submit as essay of no more than 1 page, double spaced, 12-pt fond and normal margins to answer the following prompt: Describe your interest in social entrepreneurship or international development, what you hope to learn, and how this global experience will support your long-term career goals.
    • CRITERIA - The essay will be reviewed along with program choice to determine eligibility for a Jeanne Voigt Scholarship for Study Abroad in Emerging Economies award. LAC programs eligible for this award include Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Senegal, Kenya, Ecuador, or India, and Study Abroad in Tanzania. CGI programs eligible for this award include MGMT 3010 in China, MGMT 4050 in Brazil, IBUS 3080 in Costa Rica, and approved self-designed independent study abroad experiences focused on social entrepreneurship or international development in an emerging economy.
    • Save the file with your last name in the title, (i.e. Smith-jeannevoigtaward.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

Scholarship Deadline Scholarship Notification
March 1 April 1
April 1 May 1
July 1 August 1
October 1 November 1
December 15 January 15

 

Notifications will be sent by email by the date above, or the following weekday if it falls on a weekend or holiday.