Scholarship Deadlines

Deadlines for study abroad scholarships are coming up, and the Learning Abroad Center is offering several info sessions about national study abroad scholarships in the coming weeks.  Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out to students.

You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions about Scholarships & Financial Aid

Do some of your students want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Encourage them to attend one of our very popular information sessions about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help them make their dream a reality.

Thursday, February 92–3 p.m.230 Heller Hall
Friday, March 3112–1 p.m.150 Blegen Hall


Learning Abroad Center Scholarships

Please remind students of upcoming scholarship deadlines for May, summer, fall, and academic year programs:

Financial Need ScholarshipWednesday, February 1 (May/summer and fall/academic year programs)

Study Abroad ScholarshipWednesday, February 22 (May/summer programs) and Wednesday, April 12 (fall/academic year programs)

Diversity ScholarshipWednesday, February 22 (May/summer programs) and Wednesday, April 12 (fall/academic year programs)


Gilman & Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Info Session & Essay Writing Workshop
General Information Session
Wednesday, February 15
12–1 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

This session covers eligibility requirements for both scholarships, the application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. Registration is not required. Contact Thuy Doan612.626.8686, with questions.

Essay Writing Workshop
Friday, February 24
1–3 p.m.
289 Humphrey Center

This scholarship essay writing workshop will help students learn how to craft high-quality Gilman and/or Freeman-ASIA Scholarship essays. We will provide individual feedback in addition to general writing tips. If students wish to receive individual feedback, they should email a draft of their essay by February 17to and bring a printed draft to the session for individual feedback

Students may apply for both scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria of both.

Gilman Application deadline: Tuesday, March 7 (summer and fall semester)
Freeman-ASIA Application deadline: Wednesday, March 1 (for summer) and Tuesday, April 4 (fall semester)

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for US citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible (check eFAAN to confirm) US citizens who are studying abroad for at least 4 weeks. Awards up to $8,000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs.

The Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Program provides scholarships for US citizen and permanent resident undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in east or southeast Asia. Applicants must be studying abroad for at least 8 weeks. Awards up to $7,000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs.

Nearly 30% of students who apply for a Gilman or Freeman-ASIA scholarship win (average award $3,000-$3,500), and last year 15 UofM students won an award. Last semester, 50% of UMTC Gilman applicants were selected to receive an award.