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 International Academic Programs (IAP). Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to the UW Ceiba Coral Reef Ecology in Belize study abroad program for Summer 2022. 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 International Academic Programs (IAP). Applicant must have been enrolled in the Fall 2021 Rainforests and Coral Reefs FIG course on the UW-Madison campus.


Application Process
Application is open! The deadline is March 15, 2022. 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 March 15, 2022 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
All Fall 2021 Rainforests and Coral Reefs FIG students participating on the Summer 2022 Ceiba Coral Reef Ecology in Belize program are eligible. One brief essay is required.


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 The Schoenleber Foundation to the First-Year Interest Groups Program. The FIGs Program values the benefits of study abroad and is 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 annually.


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 pending annual renewal
Organizations
International Academic Programs
Deadline
03/15/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you complete the Fall 2021 "Rainforests and Coral Reefs" FIG course on the UW-Madison campus?
  2. 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.