LSA Scholarships can help get you there! Over 95% of eligible LSA applicants receive our study abroad scholarships - last year we awarded over a million dollars. We have helped hundreds of LSA students realize their dreams of international study. We want to help you too!
What does the scholarship cover?
An LSA Scholarship supports LSA sudents who study abroad through a Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) program. All of our study abroad scholarships are donor funded and based on financial need. Scholarship funds can help cover the cost of attendance and travel.
Amounts and Duration
Study Abroad Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Because program costs vary, our Scholarship Coordinators review each application individually. Award amounts are based on specific programs and a student's level of financial need.
Scholarships are granted for only one study abroad program per term. Students may apply and receive additional scholarships for separate terms and academic years. Priority is given to students studying abroad for the first time.
Application deadlines vary depending on the program term. Students should apply at the same time they apply for their CGIS program. If you are unsure which program you will attend, you can apply for multiple program scholarships. The scholarship award will apply to whichever program you enroll in.
|Program Term||Application Opens||Application Closed||Notification Date|
|Winter 2024||October 12, 2023||October 30, 2023||November 30, 2023|
|GIEU||October 13, 2023||November 1, 2023||January 13, 2024|
|GCC||October 14, 2023||December 12, 2023||January 30, 2024|
|Spring/Summer 2024||October 15, 2023||February 1, 2024||April 3, 2024 (Spring)|
|April 10, 2024 (Summer)|
|Fall 2024||October 16, 2023||March 1, 2024||July 28, 2024|
|October 16, 2023||March 1, 2024||July 28, 2024|
To be eligible for an LSA Study Abroad Scholarship, a student:
- Must be an undergraduate currently enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree program (or MDDP) in the College of LSA. Seniors are eligibile to apply.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (i.e. possess a green card).
- Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid.
- Must have a FAFSA and CSS profile on file with the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and must renew their FAFSA annually.*
- Must be participating in U-M programs abroad through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS).
- Must complete a minimum of 67% of all credit hours each semester. If students do not successfully complete these requirements, their scholarship will be retroactively canceled, and it will impact their eligibility to receive scholarship support in the future.
*Financial assistance from all sources during the academic year (September thru August) factors into the ongoing review of your financial aid eligibility now and in the future. This includes periods when you may not be actively enrolled in courses. If your total financial aid, including any new offer, exceeds your eligibility for financial assistance this academic year, your aid may be limited in a future term or reduced from previously received assistance. You can learn more about financial aid terms and conditions on the Office of Financial Aid's website.
How do I apply?
Students should apply for an LSA Study Abroad Scholarship by the program deadlines listed above.
Step one: Apply to your CGIS Study Abroad Program. Applications can be found through M-Compass.
Step two: Complete the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship Application. Begin by completing the general application. When asked which scholarship program you are applying to, click the box or boxes that match your study abroad experiences. If you have previously completed the general application, simply update the application by checking the box for the appropriate study abroad program and resubmitting your general application. Do not uncheck any of the other boxes or change any of your previous responses. Remember: our application is not available through M-Compass and can only be accessed through the link below.
Step three: Once the general application has been completed and submitted, you will then be directed to complete the conditional application that matches the type of scholarship you selected (either GIEU, GCC, Spring/Summer, or Fall/Winter/Academic Year). Complete and submit the appropriate conditional application for full consideration.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
For more information about the types of financial aid that apply to your specific program, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) with any questions you have. They can give you tailored advice based on your unique situation and your existing financial aid package. Their office is located in the Student Activities Building (2500 SAB), and they can be reached by phone at 734.763.6600.
Have general questions? Follow this link to more information on financial aid for study abroad from the Office of Financial Aid.