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 Scholarship 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 2024 ProgramsApril 3rd, 2023April 3rd, 2023May 3rd, 202312 awards of $1,500 each
Global Immersion Programs (Summer 24 and AY 2024-25February 1st, 2024April 1st, 2024May 1st, 2024
May/June 2024 ProgramsOctober 16th, 2023October 16th, 2023

November 16th, 2023

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. 

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