Scan|Design Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

Pending annual review, this scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on an approved UW-Madison study abroad or credit-bearing internship program to Denmark for Spring 2019 or Calendar Year 2019. In addition to receiving scholarship funds, Scan|Design fellows are invited to participate in a range of hosted activities in Denmark, which are organized by the Scan|Design coordinators in Copenhagen. The goal of the activities is to help recipients get to know other Scan|Design fellows, Danes, Denmark, and the Scandinavian region a little better. Upon return to Madison, Scan|Design Scholars are expected to participate in activities involving the Danish students on campus. The UW-Madison Scan|Design Fellowship Program is directed by Maj Fischer of the International Division.


Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students who will return to campus for at least one semester following their program in Denmark. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on an approved UW-Madison study abroad program or credit-bearing internship program to Denmark for Spring 2019 or Calendar Year 2019. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a program for the specified semester(s). Graduate students doing research in Denmark are eligible by enrolling in IAP’s UW Graduate Research Program


How to Apply
Application is open NOW! The deadline is October 15, 2018. If your study abroad program application isn’t required to be complete until after this date, you must still submit your scholarship application by this date to be considered. However, you must already be in the process of applying to your program by October 15, 2018 in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Incomplete scholarship applications or applications submitted to the office will not be considered. To apply, please log into Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) through your student center or by logging in directly using the ‘My Applications’ button at the top of this page.


Selection Criteria
A Transcript (UW Student Record), information on the program the student is attending in Denmark, an Essay, a Résumé, and a written Academic Letter of Recommendation are required. The written Academic Letter of Recommendation (from a faculty member, instructor or advisor) must be received by the application closing date of October 15, 2018. No exceptions to this Letter of Recommendation deadline will be considered. Please plan accordingly.


Donor Information
This scholarship is made possible through the generous donation of the Scan|Design Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Inger and Jens Bruun to support Danish American relations. During their lifetime, Inger & Jens sponsored over 150 Danish interns and welcomed them into their home during their stay in America. Supporting student study in Denmark is a key program focus for the foundation. Students are strongly encouraged to experience Danish culture, make friends, and explore the country while studying in Denmark.


Award Information
Up to $6,000 a semester and $9,000 for an academic year (students may receive up to 2 semesters of support). Summer and internship awards are allocated at $500 per week of program, with a maximum of $6000. Previously awarded students are eligible to apply for a second award. Students may be awarded a total maximum of $9000 towards a maximum of two different programs/experiences. Students enrolling in Danish language outside of the host institution’s regular academic term offerings may be eligible for an additional $1,000.


Conditions of Award
Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the scholarship. In addition, recipients are required to submit a thank-you letter for the donor, a one paragraph biography and digital photo of yourself to be posted on the Scan|Design Foundation website, and complete a written evaluation of your experience to be submitted to the Scan|Design Foundation no later than one month after the end of your program. Recipients are also expected to participate in Scan|Design alumni activities upon return to Madison as a way to build community for the Danish students in Madison.

Award
up to $6,000 per semester
Organizations
International Academic Programs
Deadline
10/15/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. How does your intended program meet your academic goals?
  2. What other goals do you have for your experience abroad?
  3. Do you have any previous experience in Denmark or exposure to Danish culture?
  4. Describe how you plan to get a better understanding of Denmark/Danish culture and meet the Funder’s / ScanDesign Foundation’s goals of fostering Danish-American relations:
    • 1.) Before your program?
    • 2.) During your program?
    • 3.) And after your program?
  5. Please upload your UW Student Record (which is your unoffical transcript). You can get this required document by going to your Student Center, My Academics, Request Student Record. The Student record will then be emailed to you and you can save and upload to your application.
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