Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship for Winterim

This funding aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in studying abroad. Individuals from one or more of the following groups may apply: (1) first-generation college students; (2) students who have barriers to studying abroad such as a high level of financial need or who have experienced barriers in pursuing higher education; or (3) students who have not previously had an opportunity to travel abroad. This scholarship reflects UWM’s commitment to expanding the diversity of students participating in education abroad programs.

*Eligibility Requirements for the upcoming Winterim term Study Abroad

Applicants must:*

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be from a group mentioned 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.

Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
First-Generation Student Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. What approved study abroad program have you received a post-application acceptance into? Be sure to include the term of the program.
  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.