CFANS Go Global Scholarship

Scholarship Program

The Office of International Programs will offer scholarships for participants in 2015 OIP study abroad programs. Four $750 scholarships will be awarded to participants of 2015 January session, and spring semester study abroad participants and four will be awarded to participants of May and summer programs. First–generation, ethnically and/or racially diverse students, and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Eligibility

The Office of International Programs awards funding to undergraduate students who participate in a CFANS-OIP study abroad program and are full-time undergraduates with academic good standing in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources. To be considered, students must:

• Be a currently enrolled CFANS degree seeking undergraduate student
• Have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 
• Submit a complete application by the deadline 
• Use scholarship to support participation in a CFANS-OIP study abroad program 

Funds are limited, and award decisions will be made on the basis of financial need and personal statement. Funds are not awarded to international students to return to their native country. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and/or are first –generation, ethnically, and/or racially diverse. Recipients of these awards must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the Office of International Programs via blogs; tweets, photos and video during their experience abroad and/or classroom presentations, and event participation as well as a study abroad testimonial or presentation within a semester of their return (see Appendix B for more details).

Application Materials

The OIP application is reviewed by faculty and staff within the college. The awards are based on the meeting the eligibility requirements and a complete application – please submit the following documents: 

1. Application cover sheet
2. Complete your FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) and Budget Form
3. Essay: Include a typed 1-2 pages, double-spaced essay (12 pt. font). Type your name, student ID number and scholarship title in the upper right-hand corner. 

A. How do you anticipate that study abroad will impact the following?
• Your personal goals?
• Your academic goals?
• Your long-term goals? 
B. What are your unique qualities (ex. ethnic/cultural diversity, special skills or talents, unique work or life experiences, community involvement, or leadership achievements) and how will these unique qualities enhance your experience and contribute to your experience and the diversity of your study abroad group? 
C. Please describe your funding need. 

4.) Unofficial transcript (if you have incompletes, provide a brief explanation)


Application Deadlines

March 9, 2015 for May and summer term programs. 

Application Submissions

Submit a complete application (four parts) to Maggie Wallenta at: 
ipglobal@umn.edu

*Please only submit materials electronically!  If you have any complications please let us know at the above listed email.

Notification of Awards

All scholarship applicants are notified of scholarship decisions by email to the student's U of M account approximately six weeks following the application deadline. Alternate awards may become available due to a recipient declining or becoming ineligible for the award. Those recipients will be notified by email. 

NOTE: Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Incomplete applications or those turned in late will not be considered. If a deadline falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday.