The purpose of this funding is to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.  Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students participating in the semester, academic year, summer, or UWinteriM study abroad programs.

Individuals from one or more of the following groups may apply:

  • first-generation college students
  • students from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander
  • students with disabilities

To apply, please complete the application by the following deadline (check the application form/materials for the actual deadline date) :

  • Summer/Fall Semester – February
  • UWinteriM/Spring Semester – September

Scholarship Recipients:

Winterim & Spring 2014
Summer & Fall 2014
Winterim & Spring 2015
Summer & Fall 2015

Winterim & Spring 2016

Summer & Fall 2016

Winterim & Spring 2017

Summer & Fall 2017

Winterim & Spring 2018

Winterim and Spring 2019

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See Scholarship Portal for most current information on eligibility requirements, required application materials, actual application deadline, selection criteria, and post-trip requirements. Submit the application form along with required materials (essay and letter of recommendation) to the Center for International Education Study Abroad Office in Pearse 166 by 4:30 p.m. of the deadline date.

For information on other scholarships and grants available, please check out the Center for International Education’s website at

For questions about diversity scholarship, please contact Dr. Chia Youyee Vang at (414-229-1101).

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