Ceiba Diversity Scholarship

The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation and UW-Madison Botany department are collaborating to provide a Diversity Scholarship. Our Diversity Scholarship enables minority students of limited financial means to travel to the tropics and gain international experience in biological research and conservation through study abroad during Summer 2022 on on either the Ceiba Coral Reef Ecology in Belize program or UW Water for Life: Sustainable and Community Health in Ecuador program.


Eligibility Criteria
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking students who are studying abroad during Summer 2022 on either the Ceiba Coral Reef Ecology in Belize program or UW Water for Life: Sustainable and Community Health in Ecuador program.


Application Process
Application is open! The deadline is March 4, 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 4, 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
Minority students with demonstrated financial need. You must be of any of the following underrepresented groups: Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.


Award Information
This award is made possible by contributions from The Ceiba Foundation and the UW Madison Botany Department. This Diversity Scholarship enables minority students of limited financial means to travel to the tropics and gain international experience in biological research and conservation through study abroad. Award amount varies.


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.

Award
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please see Ceiba's Diversity Scholarship webpage for details. https://ceiba.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
Organizations
International Academic Programs
Deadline
03/04/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must be any of the following underrepresented groups: Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Please check all that apply.
  2. What are your intended major/s and certificate?
  3. Your FAFSA includes information about your demonstrated financial need. Please let us know any information regarding financial obstacles that a FAFSA may not disclose; ie.international student, family change in income, etc.
  4. Have you ever traveled outside of the United States before for any type of experience?
  5. What Ceiba Foundation program are you applying for?