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Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships

The Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships are designed to support the continued internationalization of the University of Minnesota by providing critical assistance to students enrolled in master’s and professional degree programs, and to increase opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad. A primary goal of the fellowships is to increase exposure to and understanding of other cultures.

Judd 2.0 graphicIn the second decade of the Fellowships, the Judd 2.0 initiative seeks to increase both the number and the size of the Fellowships to have an even greater impact on the intercultural, academic, and career development of master’s and professional degree students. Learn about opportunities for you to engage with the Judd 2.0 efforts.

Judd Fellows Expo

Each October, the annual Judd Fellows Expo gives the returned fellows the opportunity to share photos and stories of their time abroad with family, friends, faculty mentors, and supporters of the fellowships. If you would like to receive an invitation to this event, please email Meaka Pitschka at

Global Outlook, Local Impact

Read about one Judd Fellow's experience in Cambodia and the impact it is having on the local community. Download the article from Legacy, a publication of the University of Minnesota Foundation.

About Walter Judd

Walter H. Judd (1898-1994) was a physician who devoted his life to public service and international awareness. He was a medical missionary in China from 1925 to 1931 and again from 1934 to 1938. He represented Minnesota in Congress from 1942 to 1962. (more)


Support the Judd Fellowships

Funding for the fellowships is provided by a generous gift from the Walter H. Judd Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation and additional funds from the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. The Judd Fellowship program is proud to also be supported by individual donors.

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To discuss your gift or for more information on how you can support the Judd Fellowships, please contact Diane Young, our director of development, at 612-624-8819 or