Global Perspectives Scholarship

History majors at UW-Madison are eager to study abroad and bring what they learn in the classroom to life. The Department of History’s Global Perspectives Scholarship hopes to make this possible for History Majors and those pursuing a Certificate in History. This scholarship provides students with financial awards starting with $1500 towards short term programs, $3000 towards semester programs, and $4000 towards year-long programs. The scholarship can be used toward the eligible study abroad program of your choice.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Department of History Global Perspective Scholarship, an applicant must:
1. Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison in good academic and disciplinary standing
2. Be a History Major or pursuing a Certificate in History
3. Be in the process of applying to your program by September 25, 2023, or have already applied, to a UW Study Abroad program for Winter Intersession 2023-24, Spring Semester 2024, or Calendar Year 2024 in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Additional consideration will be given to:
• Members of traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education
• Students with financial need (EFC of $12,000 or lower preferred)
• Students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds (educational or social disadvantage, such as coming from a low-income family, an under-served rural or farming community, attending a school with a limited college preparatory curriculum, or other family circumstances that have affected your educational opportunities)
• First generation college students
• Students traveling abroad for the first time

Award Information
Starting with $1500 towards short term programs, $3000 towards semester programs, and $4000 towards year-long programs.

Donor Information
The Department of History’s Board of Visitors created this scholarship to support the participation of History Majors in study abroad programs.

Conditions of Award
Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the scholarship. Recipients will also be expected to complete a post-study abroad survey administered by the Department of History.

$1,500 - $4,000
International Academic Programs (IAP)