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.

The scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long, year-long, or short-term (Winter, Summer) study abroad programs 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, aorndorf@uwm.edu with any questions, or visit uwm.edu/clacs/funding/undergraduate-student-funding/shea-scholarship/ 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 May 2022-December 2022

Donor
Dr. Donald R. Shea
Award
$250-$500
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Letters & Sciences
Deadline
04/01/2022
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. Have you previously received the Donald R. Shea Scholarship?
  3. Describe how Latin American and/or Caribbean studies fits into your academic program and your academic, personal, and professional goals.
  4. Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript.
  5. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide the name and email address of 2 current or former professors/instructors who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • Please provide the name and email address of your first reference.
    • Please provide the name and email address of your second reference.