Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

Program Background

The Diversity Abroad Network “Diversity Network” will offer summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States.


Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a university or college that is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Attend a Diversity Network member institution* (
  • Have minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA or the equivalent at an accredited university or college.
  • Be willing to share their experiences abroad with the community via blogs (at least once a week), article submission (one or two article required depending on length of study abroad program) and participate in the Discussion Boards.

*Please note that applicants must be attending a member institution. Those traveling on programs from our provider members (non-institutions) attending a non-member institution are not eligible to for this award. Please visit for additional scholarship opportunities. 

How to Apply:

Please read the following instructions carefully. The following items must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 for Summer 2015 consideration.

  • Completed an online application (CLICK HERE);
  • Documentation verifying participation in a accredited program (i.e., a copy of your acceptance letter or email);
  • Resume;
  • Academic letter of reference from a professor, study abroad advisor, or academic advisor; and
  • Scanned copy of official transcripts.

The completed application is to be submitted online by 11:59pm PST on the deadline.

Applicants must also submit a video essay answering the following question: “How will international study and travel prepare you for the future?” Please follow these steps to submit your video:

Step 1 – Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
Step 2 – Name the video “Diversity Abroad Network Summer 2015 Scholarship – YOUR NAME (e.g. Diversity Abroad Network Summer 2015 Scholarship Lisette Gomez).
Step 3 – Include this list of tags: diversity,, study abroad, Summer 2015.
Step 4 – Submit the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your application.

After you’ve complete your video share it!


  1. "Like" the page at
  2. Post the video link to your Facebook page.
  3. When you post the video to your Facebook wall, tag by typing "" and select our profile from the auto drop-down menu like this:  

Diversity Abroad Scholarship


  1. Follow on Twitter @diversityabroad.
  2. Post the video to your twitter account.


Scholarship winners will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline.  


Diversity Abroad Network
1731 Delaware Street
Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94703

P: +1 510-982-0635 ext. 704
F: +1 866-309-8612

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