FIGs Study Abroad Scholarship

Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Freshman undergraduate students who are studying abroad on a First Year Interest Groups (FIGs) program through UW Study Abroad program. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to the UW Ceiba Rainforest and Coral Reefs FIG Field Expedition in Belize study abroad program for Winter Intersession 2019-20. All CALS, Engineering, IAP, and WSB students are eligible!


Eligibility Criteria
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Freshman undergraduate students who are studying abroad on a First Year Interest Group (FIGs) program through UW Study Abroad program. Applicant must be currently enrolled in the Rainforest and Coral Reefs FIG course on the UW-Madison campus.


Application Process
Application is opening NOW! The deadline is October 4, 2019. 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 4, 2019 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
2 short essays required. UW Study Abroad takes into consideration other awards a student may have been offered.


Donor Information
Additional information on the scholarships and their respective donors can be found on the Scholarship Chart


Award Information
This award is made possible by contributions from donors to the First-Year Interest Groups Program who value the benefits of study abroad and are committed to making this opportunity available to first year undergraduate students. The scholarships are intended to support students enrolled in FIGs (First-Year Interest Groups), reinforcing their interdisciplinary academic experiences as they take learning out of the traditional classroom and into the world. Award amount varies pending annual renewal.


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.


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Award
Varies
Organizations
International Academic Programs
Deadline
10/04/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you registered for the Fall 2019 "Rainforests and Coral Reefs" FIG class?
  2. Tell us about any challenges or obstacles you are facing regarding studying abroad. Please limit your essay to 500 words or less.
  3. How do you think that participating in a study abroad linked to your FIG will impact the rest of your education and goals you have for your future? Please limit your essay to 500 words or less.