Donald R. Shea Graduate/Undergraduate Scholarship

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a limited number of scholarships in the amount of $500 for graduate/upper level undergraduate students demonstrating academic interest in Latin American and/or Caribbean studies. The scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long or short-term study abroad in the Latin American/Caribbean region, and for other academic opportunities in the region that can be accepted for UWM credit.

Eligibility:

  1. Graduate/undergraduate students (junior standing or above) enrolled in a UWM degree program.
  2. 3.0 GPA or higher and in good standing in their program.
  3. Demonstrated academic interest in Latin American and/or Caribbean studies.
  4. Preference given to students who have not received this scholarship previously.

Application Deadlines

November 1, 2019 (for departure between January 1 and May 14, 2020)
April 1, 2020 (for departure between May 15 and December 31, 2020)

Awards notification will be approximately two to three weeks after the application due date.

Application Guidelines

A complete application (found here) consists of:

  1. General personal/academic information;
  2. Student Statement, one-page, single-spaced, on the intended use for the scholarship and the role of Latin American and/or Caribbean studies in your academic program;
  3. Two letters of recommendation from UWM faculty, on letterhead and addressed to the faculty review committee. They may be sent electronically from their university email account or delivered in-person with the envelope sealed and signed by the recommenders with your name and scholarship on the envelope (see below);
  4. Copy of your unofficial transcript, sent electronically from your UWM email account or delivered in-person, with your name and scholarship on the envelope (see below);
  5. Uploaded copy of the acceptance letter for your program abroad.

Electronic submission or hand delivery of faculty recommendations and transcripts go to: Aimee Orndorf, aorndorf@uwm.edu, UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Northwest Quadrant B-2488

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies reserves the right to not make an award in a given year if suitable applicants are not available.