DDEEA Global Scholars Scholarship
The DDEEA Global Scholars scholarship supports UW-Madison students enrolled/affiliated to programs in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA). This scholarship supports DDEEA students who plan to take part in a program (study abroad, study away, internship) offered by UW-Madison / International Academic Programs (IAP). Applicants must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a program for the eligible term. Please note funding is restricted to programs scheduled during: Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer.
Students must participate in one of the following programs within the DDEEA:
- Center for Educational Opportunity
- Mercile J. Lee Scholars (Chancellor’s & Powers Knapp Scholarship Program)
- First Wave
- McNair Scholars
- Indigenous Student Services Scholars
- Posse Program
Students must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a UW Study Abroad program
Students will have at least one semester on UW-Madison’s campus after returning from study abroad program
Students commit to complete DDEEA Global Scholars Scholarship pre-departure session and Global Scholars Project, upon returning.
How to Apply
Application cycle is OPEN for programs scheduled during Winter Break (December 2023 – January 2024). The application deadline is September 25, 2023. If your study abroad program application isn’t required to be completed 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 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.
Student applications will undergo a holistic review to include the following considerations:
- Financial Need
- Good Academic Standing
- Connection of Program to Major/Career Goals
- Number of Previous Experiences Abroad (First Time Abroad)
- First Generation College Student
- Socio-Economic Status
- Two Short Essays
- Other awards received/offered for study abroad (UW-Madison, DDEEA, or External Funding)
Scholarship amounts may vary and range between $500 – $3,500 toward cost of attendance for UW Study Abroad program.
Conditions of Award
Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the scholarship. In addition, recipients are required to meet with DDEEA Advisor/Staff prior to their departure and upon return from their study abroad, and complete the DDEEA Global Scholars Project. The Global Scholars Project will connect the academic, career, and personal goals that the students share in their application essay to their lived experience while abroad through documentation of their experience and a reflection project upon their return. Scholars will meet for a pre-departure session to work with the DDEEA Staff to review this project requirement and create a skills and goals template to guide their documentation while abroad. Sample of previous projects include and are not limited to: blogging, writing, visual documentation, videos, recorded audio, power points, podcasts, or a combination of sources.
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