Monday, March 24, 2008

Scholarship Information for U of M-Twin Cities Students - University of Minnesota (USA)

American Association of University Women International Fellowships

Supports full-time graduate study or research for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are completing or have completed an undergraduate degree, plan to pursue a U.S. graduate program, and intend to return to their home countries to pursue a professional career. English proficiency is required. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the home country. SENIORS and GRADUATES may apply. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, 612.624.0399, For further information, visit This year’s application deadline is past. Expected application deadline for 2009-10 scholarships: December 2008.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

Fellowships of up to $20,000 support up to a year, and grants of approximately $4,000 support one to three months, of research, study, or creative work in one or more Scandinavian countries. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have an undergraduate degree in hand by the beginning of the award period. Some projects may require proficiency in the language of the host country; for other projects, proficiency may not be necessary but some ability in the language is desirable. Graduate students planning dissertation research are given priority for the fellowships, whereas the grants are considered especially suitable to graduating seniors and college graduates. There is an application fee. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, 612.624.0399, For further information and application materials, visit This year’s application deadline is past. Expected application deadline for 2009-10 awards: early November 2008.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

For undergraduate study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards are for up to $3000 for a summer, $5000 for a semester, or $7000 for an academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, FRESHMAN through SENIOR with at least one term remaining at the U upon completion of the study abroad; have financial need; be applying to or accepted by a study abroad program through the U or another U.S. accredited university in an eligible country; have little or no prior experience in the proposed country. Carries a service commitment. Campus contact: Thuy Doan, Learning Abroad Center, 230 Heller Hall, 612.626.8686, Further information is available at Deadlines vary by term. Applicants should request endorsement by a study abroad advisor and obtain financial aid verification well before the deadline. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2008: MARCH 5, 2008. DEADLINE FOR FALL 2008 AND AY 2008-09: APRIL 2, 2008.