Education Abroad Graduate Fellowship

Carlson Global Institute Graduate Fellowships

The Carlson Global Institute offers Fellowships for Carlson School graduate students participating on CGI sponsored programs.

***Military Scholarships are available through the MBA Office to Full-Time MBA students who are currently serving in, or are veterans of, the U.S. military and who will be pursuing a CGI sponsored Education Abroad program. For more information, review the Military Scholarship Application or contact Tracy Keeling at


Eligibility and Award Criteria

Your essay and GPA will be reviewed to determine eligibility for a CGI Graduate Fellowship award. Preference will be given to students not receiving other study abroad scholarships through the MBA office or other financial assistance such as tuition waivers (But will not disqualify you!) 

Any students who are also University of Minnesota Full-Time Staff utilizing the Regents Tuition Benefit Program are NOT eligible to apply for this Fellowship. 


Global Enrichment Programs

  • The deadline for Graduate Fellowship applications for students participating on Global Enrichment programs closely aligns with the priority program application deadlines for these programs.
  • Any Fellowship applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.


Global Immersion Programs

  • The deadline for Graduate Fellowship applications for students participating on Global Immersion will be the deadline closest to when they submit their program application. Students can only submit once per program applied to. 


Global Enrichment Program Deadlines

ProgramPriority Program DeadlineFellowship DeadlineFellowship NotificationAward Amounts
January 2025 ProgramsApril 3, 2024April 15, 2024May 3, 202412 awards of $1,500 each
Global Immersion Programs (Summer 24 and AY 2024-25February 1, 2024April 15, 2024May 3, 2024
May/June 2025 ProgramsOctober 16, 2024October 16, 2024

November 16, 2024

12 awards of $1,500 each



Fellowship Application Instructions

The Fellowship application will be an optional checklist item within your program application. To be considered for a CGI Graduate Fellowship, you must input an essay of no more than 250 words addressing the following prompt:

  • Choose an issue impacting your program's country(s) or region and evaluate how this issue affects business now and its influence in the future.



Contact if you have any questions, or issues with the submission. 

Contact Carlson Global Institute