UM Education Abroad Scholarship

Education Abroad, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid, offers partial scholarships to selected undergraduate UM students to attend approved study abroad programs.

Please note that winter and summer term scholarship awards normally range from $500-$1,000, and fall, spring, and full year scholarship awards range from $500-$2,000.

These scholarships will be awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need. Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have filed a FAFSA form for the current academic year will be given preference.

All applications must be received by the specified deadlines (above). Applying for this scholarship has no bearing on the consideration of your Study Abroad Program Application.

To apply, please submit the following items to Education Abroad. Please read this section carefully. We will not accept incomplete applications.

This application form. A 300-500 word statement explaining why you need a scholarship to study abroad. The essay should include :

  1. which program you plan to study with, and in what country / countries
  2. why you chose this particular program
  3. how participating in this program relates to your academic and personal goals
  4. which prior activities or experiences demonstrate your suitability for the program A sample budget that includes: the program fee, estimated airfare, additional program costs (meals, visas, housing) and outlines your unmet financial need.
  5. A reference person (title, phone number, and e-mail address). If you feel that a letter of recommendation from this reference will make your application for a scholarship stronger, then you may include the letter with your application. An official UM transcript.
  6. If you have transferred into UM and do not yet have a G.P.A., please submit a transcript from your previous institution.
  7. If you are a first semester freshman without a UM G.P.A. or transcript, we will accept a copy of your high school transcript.
  8. To demonstrate financial need, you must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.
  9. **You do not need to turn in your FAFSA or SAR to us, but make sure to have one on file with the Office of Financial Aid.**
  10. If you believe that a FAFSA does not fully account for your financial situation, you may submit a paragraph explaining your situation.
  11. This could include an additional reference from a faculty advisor who is familiar with your financial circumstances.

Application deadlines for UM Education Abroad Scholarship :  1 October 2010

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