MSPS Study Abroad Awards
The mission of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) is to nurture a sense of belonging, student success, and servant leadership for Notre Dame’s historically underrepresented students through growing relationships rooted in Catholic Social Teaching.
In support of that mission, MSPS offers the Asian Pacific Islander, the Latinx, and the Native-American Study Abroad Awards. These awards are designed to increase enrollment of undergraduate students in Notre Dame-affiliated, as well as third party, summer and/or academic year study-abroad opportunities. The award amount is capped at $500.
Undergraduate students (rising sophomores through rising seniors) are eligible for the MSPS Study Abroad Awards as set forth below.
i. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in and support for the Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, or Native-American communities. These efforts may have occurred on campus, including through active participation in one or more of the Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, or Native-American affinity groups in which membership is open to all members of the Notre Dame student body, as well as in the Michiana community or in the student’s home community.
ii. Undergraduate students are required to demonstrate that the award will be used to fund educational activities or research that they will participate in or conduct while abroad.
iii. Students who receive the MSPS Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, or Native-American Study Abroad Award are expected to provide, within one month following the conclusion of the study abroad term, a written report to the Director of MSPS, explaining how their studies, research and/or time spent abroad impacted their interest in and/or support for the Asian Pacific Islander community.
Applications for 2024 spring and summer funding are now closed. We will accept 2024 fall applications in August.
Asian Pacific Islander Study Abroad Award Application for 2024 fall.
Latinx Study Abroad Award Application for 2024 fall.
Native American Study Abroad Award Application for 2024 fall.