Donald R. Shea Scholarship in Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a limited number of scholarships in the amount of $250-$500 for undergraduates (sophomores and above) with a demonstrated interest in Latin American and/or Caribbean studies. Only bachelor’s degree students are eligible; associate degree students are not eligible for this scholarship.

The scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long, year-long, or short-term (Summer, Winter) study abroad in Latin American or the Caribbean, or for other academic opportunities in the region that can be accepted for UWM credit. Students from any major or field of study are invited to apply. Virtual study abroad/internships are also acceptable. Please contact Aimee Orndorf, with any questions, or visit for more information.

Other criteria include:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher and in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated academic interest in Latin American and/or Caribbean studies shown through coursework/extra curricular activities
  • Preference will be given to students who have not received this scholarship previously
    *If doing virtual study abroad: must enroll in at least 2 courses through a Latin American/Caribbean Institution
  • The opportunity must occur between December 2023 and May 2024

Dr. Donald R. Shea
Varies up to $500
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Study Abroad Scholarships, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Upload a copy of your acceptance letter (or email) for your study abroad program, internship placement abroad, or other credit bearing opportunity.
  2. Please upload a copy of your most recent UWM transcript in PDF format. An unofficial version downloaded from PAWS is acceptable.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide the name and email address of a former or current professor who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Ideally, this individual should be from your area of study.
  4. Describe how Latin American and/or Caribbean studies fits into your academic program and your academic, personal, and professional goals.
  5. Describe how the funds will be used toward a study abroad or virtual study abroad experience, should you be selected. Describe the credit-bearing program abroad you plan to participate in.