NRC Study Abroad Scholar '24

The CIE-National Resource Center Title VI Grant offers a limited number of Study Abroad Scholarships in the amount of $1,500-$2,000 for undergraduates (sophomores and above) or graduate students with a demonstrated interest in Critical Languages as defined by the U.S. government. This definition includes these languages taught at UWM: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.

The scholarship supports students accepted into an approved UWM-sponsored semester-long, year-long or short-term (Summer or Winter) study abroad program that includes critical language instruction. Undergraduate or graduate students from any major or field of study are invited to apply. Virtual study abroad or internships are also acceptable.

Please contact Rachel Hegland, with any questions.

Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a demonstrated academic interest in a critical language language as shown through coursework/extra-curricular activities. Preference will be given to students who are first-generation and/or have documented financial need.

The study abroad opportunity must occur between June and December 2024 and students must meet all deadlines to apply for study abroad approval through the Center for International Education (CIE).

Varies up to $2,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
College of Letters and Science
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 your study of a critical language 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.