Carlson Global Institute Graduate Fellowships

The Carlson Global Institute offers graduate fellowships for Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and MA-HRIR 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 tkeeling@umn.edu

Eligibility and Award Criteria

Carlson graduate students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) programs are eligible to apply for fellowships. You may receive one fellowship from CGI per education abroad program. Preference will be given to students not receiving other study abroad scholarships through the MBA office or other financial assistance such as tuition waivers.

Deadlines and Award Amounts

CGI reviews graduate fellowship applications according to the type of program you are participating on.

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 Enrichment Program Deadlines
  Priority Program Deadline Fellowship Deadline Fellowship Notification Award Amounts
January 2019 Programs June 15th, 2018 June 15th, 2018 July 15th, 2018 12 awards of $1,500 each
May/June 2019 Programs December 1st, 2018 December 1st, 2018

January 15th, 2019

8 awards of $1,500 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Immersion Programs

  • The deadline for graduate fellowship applications for students participating on Global Immersion programs closely aligns with the priority program application deadline for these programs. 
  • Any fellowship applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a funds-available basis using the cycles below. 
  • Any fellowship applications received after the student returns from the program will not be reviewed.
Global Immersion Program Deadlines
  Priority Program Deadline Fellowship Deadline Fellowship Notification Award Amounts
Semester, Partial Semester, 
& Summer Programs 
 
(Fall 2018, Spring 2019, 
& Summer 2018)
February 1st, 2018 February 1st, 2018 March 1st, 2018

5 awards of $2,000 each

**ALL AWARDS ALLOCATED**

Semester, Partial Semester, & Summer Programs

(Fall 2019, Spring 2020, & Summer 2019)

February 1st, 2019 February 1st, 2019 March 1st, 2019

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Funds-Available Basis N/A April 1, June 15, October 1, December 1 May 1, July 15, November 1, January 15 N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Instructions

  • ESSAY - To be considered for a CGI Graduate Fellowship, you must submit an essay to the "CGI Graduate Fellowship (Optnl)" item on your program's online checklist. 
    • This essay should answer 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.
    • This essay should be 1 page, double-spaced, 12-pt font, and normal margins.
  • ELIGIBILITY - 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.

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