Cost and Scholarships


The program fees for 2015 summer programs are $5,500 per session. This cost includes tuition for two courses, course related field trips, full room and board (including homestays with host families), pre-trip preparation materials, airport or bus transfers, medical/emergency insurance, and general program oversight. Airfare is not included in any program price.


The Center for Global Education strives to create for its students an intentionally diverse community of co-learners in which a variety of cultures and backgrounds is represented. Students, faculty, and staff help each other form responses to issues of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, xenophobia, and classism in an environment where diversity expands the range of understanding. Towards this end, the Center offers scholarships for students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups.

  1. Summer Program Scholarships
  2. Scholarships for any CGE Program
  3. External Scholarships


The Center for Global Education offers a range of scholarships and financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need and whose participation in a semester or summer academic program contributes to a community of co-learners that values a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  In the year 2014-2015, CGE will award more than $19,000 in discounts and scholarships.

Scholarship Descriptions:

  1. The Diversity Scholarship is for students who have not traditionally been represented in study abroad, specifically ethnic minority and LGBT students.  Awards cover up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.
  2. The Need-Based Scholarship is available for students with demonstrated financial need.  Awards cover up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.

The CGE Summer Program Scholarship Process:

Submit the Scholarship Application Form as part of the Program Application. The scholarship application (which covers both the need-based and the diversity scholarships) is embedded in the program application for a streamlined process.

Deadline—for both program acceptance and scholarships: April 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis; however, scholarship decisions will not be communicated until after the program application deadline.

The Center for Global Education reserves the right to alter the terms, conditions, and amount of these discounts, scholarships, and awards at any time.

Application Materials and Forms

Applicants for the Diversity Scholarship and Need-Based Financial Aid must submit a Scholarship Application and Financial Aid Form.


Awards are outline above and will be applied toward the cost of the summer program in which the applicant is enrolled.  Cost refers to tuition, fees, room, board, emergency insurance, and program-related excursions.

Award Notification

Recipients will be notified via email approximately four weeks after the deadline.  Students will be asked to confirm acceptance of the award and agreement to comply with the return requirement.


Awards will be based on demonstrated student need and the information provided in the scholarship application and essay.

Return Requirement

Scholarship recipients agree to submit a one-page essay or testimonial upon their return.  The essay must describe how the study abroad experience and this scholarship assisted you in meeting your current and future goals. Submissions become the property of the Center for Global Education and any excerpts/images may be used in fundraising and marketing materials.


Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund

Purpose: The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide encouragement and financial assistance to a student of any class who is involved in a Center for Global Education at Augsburg College study abroad program; and is affiliated with the American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Pan Afrikan or Pan Asian support programs at Augsburg College, affiliated with another ELCA college, or affiliated with another college in Minnesota. The award is based upon financial need.


Diversity Abroad was founded to ensure that all students are aware and have equal access to study and travel abroad opportunities. The mission of Diversity Abroad is to increase minority students’ participation in study and travel abroad programs.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

CGE Student Receives Gilman Scholarship

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship – The U.S. government administers the National Security Education Program (NSEP) scholarships for undergraduates who will specifically pursue the study of languages and cultures currently under-represented in study abroad, especially those critical to the U.S. national security.