Apply for study abroad scholarships by Nov. 11


UNL is offering up to 150 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, to students wanting to participate in a faculty-led study abroad experience or a language study program between December 2011 and August 2012. The scholarships are part of the Global Gateway program designed to promote and enhance global competency in undergraduate students and are funded by the University of Nebraska Foundation through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Global Gateway Scholarships are available to currently enrolled undergraduate students, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and a commitment to the goals of the Global Gateway Program.

Apply online at Scholarship applications are due Nov. 11.

Although priority for Global Gateway scholarships will be given to students who have never traveled outside the United States, even those who have traveled abroad should apply. Students must participate in experiences led by a UNL faculty member and for UNL credit - or in language study programs abroad. You do not have to have yet selected or applied for a specific study-abroad experience before applying for one of the scholarships.

According to Dave Wilson, associate vice chancellor in Academic Affairs, students are inheriting an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world. You will need a kind of global competency, including the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to interact productively and respectfully with peoples from various languages and cultures; the ability to comprehend global events and issues and create possibilities for addressing them. One way of developing that global competency is by living and studying abroad. These Global Gateway scholarships will encourage and enable more of our students to do that.

For more information, contact Rebecca Luhrs at

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