Donor-Funded Scholarships

Jackson Scholars Study Abroad Endowment

Established in May 2007 by Gloria and William Jackson to provide full funding for one student from each of the 15 Upper Peninsula counties to participate in a study abroad experience, either as a concentrated learning experience abroad (CLEA) or as a semester-long program.

2015 2016 - The goal is to cover some or most of the expenses incurred in a study abroad, such as passport costs, travel and lodging. This award creation would utilize the majority of the endowment earnings each year. Discretion would be withing the International Programs Office Scholarship Selection committee to award students appropriately based on the intentions of this scholarship.
Class status:
Any grade or level
GPA minimum:
Require 2.5
Financial need:
Preferred but not required
Require U.P.
Upper Peninsula resident
Additional Requirements
During the semester prior to the study abroad experience, the 15 students selected will meet regularly as a group to learn about the culture of the country in which they will study in addition to technical issues such as safety, transportation, immunization and passport/visa needs. The next semester, the students complete their study abroad. During the semester following their study abroad, students will serve as mentors for the next group of Jackson Scholars preparing for their study abroad. The Scholars will also be encouraged to present their study abroad experience at their hometownhigh school as a way to promote the program to the Upper Peninsula students considering Northern.
Additional Preferences:
Preference to students who have not previously had the opportunity to travel abroad.

If you are interested in learning more about how to apply for Donor-funded scholarships go to the NMU Financial Aid website.