Study abroad scholarships

CEHD undergraduate study abroad scholarships


  • Apply online for Winter Break, Spring Semester or Calendar Year 2024 trips - due Oct. 11, 2023
  • Apply online for Spring Break, May Term and Summer Term 2024 trips - due Feb. 14, 2024
  • Apply online for Fall 2024 or academic year 2024-25 trips - due April 12, 2024

Note: These deadlines coincide with the Learning Abroad Center scholarship deadlines, and you are encouraged to apply for both.

Application: Apply online using the links below.

Essay: Put your name and student ID in the upper right-hand corner. Address the following questions:

  • What motivated you to select your particular study abroad program? Address any academic, career, and/or personal goals that were part of your decision, and expand on one or more of them. (350 words maximum, double-spaced)

* Note that “academic” goals do not need to be related to your major; we are looking for you to describe how the program coursework and/or components are relevant to your goals. Regardless of what type of goal(s) you are focusing on, explain how your goal(s) enhances intellectual learning. Applications will be evaluated based on how thoroughly you answer the specific essay question, and how well your essay is written, in terms of grammar, punctuation and organization.

Amount: Varies by award term; usually $2,000 or more for full semester

Criteria: Open to CEHD undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a CEHD degree-seeking program and participating in an approved University of Minnesota study-abroad program.

Scholarships are awarded during several terms throughout the academic year. Apply for the deadline that corresponds with the term you will be abroad. For programs with an on-campus component, the term you are registered for may be different than the term you will be abroad. For example, if you are going on a fall two-eight week program that has classes on campus fall semester in addition to the study abroad portion over winter break, apply for the winter break deadline instead of fall.

Low-income and first-generation students are eligible for the CEHD Next Generation Global Engagement or Discovery awards as well as our general CEHD Study Abroad awards. To apply for these awards, complete the online application. You will be asked to submit an additional essay, which is described in the application.

Students may also receive scholarships from the University Learning Abroad Center, and you are encouraged to apply for both. The essay instructions below for the CEHD Study Abroad scholarship are substantially the same as the essay instructions for the Learning Abroad Center scholarships, which have the same deadline. More information on Learning Abroad Center scholarships.

Contact: CEHD Student Services, 612-625-3339, email:

Did you know facts Did you know Did you know More than 200 CEHD student studyabroad each year. Programsinclude internships in Londonand Spain and global seminarsin South Africa and Thailand.