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There are many ways to invest in the work of the GPS Alliance. We hope you will find your global passion below, or contact us to discuss other opportunities.

Invest in a Global U

Empower Students for Global Success

Learning Abroad Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for a new generation of Global-Ready Gophers. Give Now >>


CARLA Fellows Fund

Highlights the scholarship of top graduate students in second language education and provides them with funds to present their research at national conferences. Give Now >>


China Center Scholarship Fund

Supports University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate student research and study abroad opportunities in China. Give Now >>


Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Director's Fund

Promotes global social justice through education and research. Give Now >>


Mestenhauser Legacy Fund

Broadening international understanding through innovative programs and scholarships for engaged students. Give Now >>


Small World Coffee Hour Fund

Brings together international and domestic students to learn from each other. Give Now >>


Walter H. Judd Program Development Fund

Enables international research and fieldwork for graduate and professional students through the Judd Fellowship. Give Now >>

Bring the World to the U

Twin Cities International Student Scholarship

Provides scholarships for international students. Give Now >>


Colonial Dames Scholarship

Supports international students who are in need of supplemental funding to finish their degrees. Give Now >>


China Center Graduate Student Support Scholarship

Provides emergency financial assistance to current Chinese graduate students or those with a connection to China to help them finish their degrees. Give Now >>


Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship

Supports the 35-year history of student exchange with Iceland. Give Now >>


Ignite Global Innovation

GPS Alliance Global Fund

Provides the dean of international programs with flexible resources to respond quickly to emerging opportunities and kickstart promising ideas. Give Now >>


Support a Global Opportunity

Judd 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.

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Minnesota-Iceland Exchange

The University of Minnesota and the University of Iceland have enjoyed more than 35 years of exchange. Over these years, more than 35 students from Iceland have come to study at the University of Minnesota with support from the Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship. Faculty and staff from the University of Iceland can receive funding from the Carol Pazandak Iceland-Minnesota Travel Fund to visit Minnesota to conduct research or other activities.

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Mestenhauser Legacy

The Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative was launched by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance in close consultation with Professor Josef Mestenhauser to recognize his legacy to international education. Through this collection of innovative programs and scholarship, we strive to honor Professor Mestenhauser's legacy of working to broaden international understanding.

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Colonial Dames Scholarship

The Colonial Dames Scholarship supports international students at the University of Minnesota who are in need of financial assistance to finish their degrees. The scholarship is supported by individual and organizational gifts from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Minnesota. Over the 65+ years of the scholarship, more than $750,000 has been awarded to more than 850 students from 90+ countries.

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Dreamers, Refugees, and Immigrants

The Dream Fund provides modest grants for emergency situations to students who have/had DACA, lost Temporary Protected Status, are undocumented or face other challenges due to immigration policy changes.

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