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Scholarship Name:

Council on International Educational Exchange (“CIEE”)/University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (“MSIs”) Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through CIEE to minority students

Award Amount:

Program fees/travel expenses


Number of Scholarships:

Ten (10) awards


Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

One (1) Nomination

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Min. 3.0 GPA; 2) Must be in good academic standing; 3) Must be enrolled/enrolling at an accredited MSI; 4) Demonstrated financial need; 5) Must be Pell-Grant eligible; 6) Two (2) minute video required; 7) Nomination letter from the President of applicant’s qualifying college or university required; 8) Transcript(s) required; 9) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted; 10) Fellowship awarded as follows:  Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four (4) week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.

NOTE: Fellowship recipients will take part in a summer study abroad program
designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one (1) of three (3) locations: London, England (Summer 2017); Cape Town, South Africa (Summer 2018); and Seoul, South Korea (Summer 2019).





Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or legal permanent resident

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be a rising undergraduate sophomore or junior

Category (Select all that apply):

GPA, Race, Ethnicity, Merit-based, Need-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, School/College

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 140
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-3106
Attn: Paola “Lola” Esmieu, Associate Director for Programs
Telephone: (215) 898-8956




  October 2, 2017 (NLT 5 p.m. ET) (receipt date) (extended deadline)

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