Through the Center for International Education and the College of Letters and Science, students have access to scholarships to support their study abroad and area studies, foreign language study, and overseas internships. Additional scholarship opportunities are gathered and shared by CIE’s Study Abroad Office, UWM’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the College of Letters & Science, and the Financial Aid Office.

Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship

The Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship supports a small number of awards up $1,000 a piece to help cover overseas internship and study abroad related expenses, (i.e. airfare, room and board, transportation). Students must be enrolled as a UWM student and a declared student (at the time of application) in the Global Studies degree program or the International Studies major with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Application Form

Klotsche Scholarship

The College of Letters & Science awards the Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship to a small number of outstanding students majoring in International Studies or Global Studies. Scholarships are in the $1000-$1500 range. Students who are eligible for this scholarship will be invited to apply in the fall semester.

Scholarship Recipients

The Center for International Education, the College of Letters & Science, and Global Studies are proud of the recipients of these scholarships, listed below for recent award cycles:

Roberta and J. Marin Klotsche Scholarship
  • 2021/22 Julia Frank, Jade Bellairs, Jennifer Olson
  • 2020/21: Grace Ingham, Amy Lee
  • 2019/20: Emily Crain-Castle, Cassidy Welch
  • 2018/19: Savannah Elmore, Lauren Kuske, Jasmine Viges, Ananda Walker
  • 2017/18: Carly Phelps, Violeta Ramirez, Caitlin Sanfelippo
  • 2016/17: Lydia Albrecht
  • 2015/16: Madeline Brancel, Wendy Dunaway, Patrick McCue
  • 2014/15: Eriberto Gonzalez-Cibrian, Stephanie Davidson, Anna Jeffries
  • 2013/14: Matthew Beil, Paul Nessman, Kelly Ostrenga
  • 2012/13: Kayla Maule, Emily Outcalt, Walter Wenzel
  • 2011/12: James Peranteau, Nhi Duong, Bryce Bray

Global Studies Summer Internship Award

Congratulations to Global Studies’s Summer 2021 Virtual International Internship Awardees!

Congratulations to Grace Ingham and Anthony Miller, the winners of our Summer 2021 Virtual International Internship Competition! Hear a bit about our awardees experiences in the GS program and their exciting international internship plans:

Grace Ingham is a senior pursuing an Honors Global Studies degree with a Sustainability track and minor in Spanish. She plans to use the generous award towards a virtual internship with the Evolve Abroad Group, based in South Africa. She is grateful for the unique opportunity to complete a number of projects focused on terrestrial conservation as well as public education through an aquarium. Post-graduation, she will develop a career in advising and collaborating with large scale corporations in sustainability initiatives, aiding global communities in a proud representation of UWM’s Global Studies department.

Anthony Miller is a Global Studies–Communications Track major at UWM, studying Japanese. He will be interning through the Intern Group with The KAY Group: a consulting company based in Japan that consults both Foreign and Japanese Businesses and offers its services in both English and Japanese. This opportunity gives him the chance to use his Japanese language skills and apply his experience and studies of international communication and business in a real-life setting. This real-life work experience will be a stepping-stone in the direction of his future career path since he strives to work in the Translation and International Business sectors.

  • 2020/21: Grace Ingham and Anthony Miller
  • 2019/20: Kayla Kozlowski
  • 2018/19: Matthew Vogt
  • 2017/18: Violeta Ramirez
  • 2016/17: Amanda Johnson
  • 2015/16: Alexandria Sedar, Jacqueline Sirovina
  • 2014/15: Meaghan Kulas, Mary Sherman
  • 2013/14: Elisabeth Matthews

Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Ian J. Elliot studied Economics with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies during his time at UWM. UWM is very grateful for his family’s contribution to support students interning abroad.

Congratulations Zashary Torres, 2021/22 Ian Elliot Memorial Scholarship Awardee!

Congratulation to the awardee of the Ian Elliot Memorial Scholarship, Zashary Torres! Read a bit about her and her experience in the GS program:

“My name is Zashary Torres, I am a first semester senior here at UWM. I am a Global Studies major with a focus in Global Management. I am a proud Afro-Latina woman with a dream to provide access to financial literacy to women of color around the world. I have always had a passion for travel since I was little. My mother is from Honduras, and I got to visit our country a few times as a kid. I loved the entire experience, flying, learning about the new cultures, and especially tasting the different foods. From here I knew I wanted to see the whole world.
After taking a few gap years from UW-Madison choosing a major that included a study abroad component was key. Being a part of the Global Studies major here on campus has fulfilled all my dreams for what I wanted to learn, a mixture of culture and business. I am excited to get the opportunity to study abroad and have an internship in Barcelona, Spain this coming fall. I hope this experience helps to narrow down what I would like to do post-graduation. I am grateful for this scholarship and the numerous opportunities that I will be exposed to.”
  • 2020/21: Alphia Korpela
  • 2019/20: Emily Crain-Castle
  • 2018/19: Marissa Paulson
  • 2017/18: Alaina Gedemer, Itzel Nunez
  • 2016/17: Anna Jeffries
  • 2015/16: Goldie Gibbs, Maryssa Schlough