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Puffer Scholarship for Art History Travel Abroad

March 24, 2017

Deadline April 15

For travel anytime between Summer 2017 and Summer 2018


(link to below information in Google Doc form)


The Patricia and Kenneth Puffer Scholarship provides funds to undergraduate Art History majors of high academic standing, in order to encourage and support their intellectual, cultural, and personal growth through foreign travel.


Interested and eligible students are asked to apply during spring semester, by the annual deadline of April 15. Award recipients may apply their scholarship funds to any UMN approved Learning Abroad program, to be completed within fifteen months of notification of award (i.e., before Sept 1). This is a planning scholarship, allowing students to know in advance if they have secured scholarship funding before finalizing Learning Abroad plans.


Please direct inquiries to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jennifer Marshall (


How To Apply

Fill out this Google Form to apply for a Puffer Scholarship.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a degree-seeking undergraduate (UMTC), with a declared Art History major, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.


  • Applicants may apply for funds before confirming their participation in a Learning Abroad program.


  • Students may apply up to a year in advance of their Learning Abroad experience; there is one deadline per year (April 15); travel must be completed before September 1 of the following calendar year.



  • Award amounts vary from $1,000 - $3,000; in some years, multiple awards will be given.


  • Award recipients must use funds to participate in a credit-bearing program approved by the University of Minnesota and must enroll in at least one course in art history or related field. A searchable database of approved programs is available here. A specific list of approved programs with special relevance to Art History majors is available here. Note: UMN has a process whereby non-approved programs may be approved and there are non-credit-bearing programs (e.g., internship programs) that may satisfy the terms of the Puffer Award. Please consult with the Art History DUS with questions.

The department will designate alternates for the award, should a recipient be unable to use the funds within the given year.