Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship for Fall

This funding aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad. Individuals from one or more groups may apply (1) first-generation college students; (2) students with diverse ethnic backgrounds (including but not limited to: American Indian or Alaskan Native, African-American or Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Asian, NativeHawaiianor other pacific Islander); and (3) students with disabilities. This scholarship reflects UWM’s commitment to expanding the diversity of students participating in education abroad programs.

Eligibility Requirements for the upcoming Fall 2023 Study Abroad
Applicants must:

•Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
•Be from a traditionally under-represented study abroad group (see above).
•Be a full-time, degree-seeking UWM student in good standing.
•Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
•Receive post-application acceptance into an approved study abroad program during the specified terms listed above.
•Attend and participate in the program indicated in the application. Should a selected recipient withdraw from the program before departure, he or she will not receive the scholarship funds.
•Students with disabilities may be asked to provide medical documentation of their disability, which the Accessibility Resource Center will review to determine scholarship eligibility.

Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
First-Generation Student Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. What approved study abroad program for the Summer 2023 have you receive a post-application acceptance into?
  2. Submit an essay that discusses “How studying abroad relates to your personal, academic, and career goals.” The essay should mention: (1) the eligible group/s to which you belong; (2) the name of the program for which you are applying; and (3) how will this study abroad experience be useful to your academic studies.
  3. Letter of Recommendation. The letter should address your suitability for studying abroad and its anticipated impact on your life.
  4. Please upload a copy of your transcript showing your most recent grades, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  5. Students with disabilities may be asked to provide medical documentation of their disability, which will be reviewed by the Accessibility Resource Center to determine scholarship eligibility. If this applies to you, please upload your medical documentation.