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Program Description:

The Mary Witt Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 in memory of Mary Witt, who was killed in a car accident several months after participating in a Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) customized program to Central America. The Center attached the fund to Mary’s name because of her inspiring commitment to a more inclusive, just and peaceful world. The money in this small fund enhances opportunities for persons lacking sufficient personal resources, especially persons of color, to participate in Center for Global Education and Experience customized programs and meet their counterparts in other countries who are working for social change. Due to the limited size of the fund of about $4,000/year and the many requests we receive, we are currently targeting scholarships to individual persons of color, particularly those who are involved in grassroots community engagement. The award is based upon financial need. 

Award Amount:  The award amount is typically between $300-$600. The amount of the scholarship provided will depend on the applicant’s financial need and the resources available to the Center for Global Education and Experience. Final decision regarding the awarding of funds rests with the Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • This is a financial need-based scholarship. Applicant should be able to document financial need, student status alone will not be sufficient documentation. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment towards social justice, social change, and grassroots community engagement.
  • Must be traveling on a Center for Global Education and Experience short-term customized programs to one of our permanent sites in:  Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Cuba, South Africa, Namibia, or any CGEE custom program with a strong social justice focus. (This scholarship does not apply to CGEE Semester Abroad Programs.)

General Criteria:

  1. Should apply by the scholarship deadline PRIOR to the start of your program. 
  2. A letter of support needs to be submitted prior to the scholarship deadline for your application to be complete.
  3. Applicant will be expected to contribute a portion of the total cost of the trip.
  4. Will share their experiences with CGEE in the form of a written summary within 30 days of date of return. We also encourage scholarship recipients to share 3-5 photographs from the seminar with CGEE to accompany their summary. The summary and photographs may be used as content for our blog or in other promotional materials.
  5. Augsburg University students will be required to attend the Scholarship Brunch at the end of the school year.


Dates & Deadlines:
We award this scholarship four times per year, you must apply at least two months BEFORE your program begins. We recommend applying as soon as possible.

  • July 15th deadline, decisions are notified by August 1st.
Changes Coming Soon!
We are very excited that CGEE scholarships are in transition during the summer of 2019. After July 15th, we will be able to offer group scholarships for our customized programs, completed by program administrators and organizers (not individual students). If your organization is offered a scholarship, it will reduce the cost of the program for every participant. Individuals seeking additional funding should check with their study abroad office for more scholarship opportunities available to them.

Augsburg students looking for funding for short-term programs will have more information on those scholarships in July and will have funding for particular programs. Information coming soon. 

All students looking for funding for CGEE Semester/Summer programs will have access to updated scholarships for spring 2020 and beyond, information coming in July!


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 07/15/2019 08/01/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: For short-term custom programs occurring in September, October, November.