Frequently Asked Questions

My major doesn’t say environment on it, can I still apply?

Yes! We welcome students from all majors. Sustainability issues are inherently interdisciplinary, and we need people with training in a broad range of disciplines to make progress. If your major is not environment-related, that is fine. If your major doesn’t specifically address sustainability, that is also okay.

Ecolab Sustainability Internship Scholarships

If I have not yet secured an internship, can I still apply?

Yes, but you must have started the process to identify a sustainability-related internship. After enrolling in the course SUST4096, complete the to indicate if you have a site identified or if you will be applying to previously identified sites. If you need to wait to accept the internship until you know if you have scholarship funding, please apply and work on finding a site so that you can begin the course with the rest of the class.

If I have not yet secured an internship, can I still apply?

Not this semester. The scholarship will be offered in the spring as well. Check back in October for an update. If you would like to request that another sustainability-related internship course be included in the future, contact us at

Ecolab Learning Abroad Scholarships

I’m a student. Can I propose another study abroad course for your consideration?

No. Faculty who are interested in submitting their course for approval can contact Courses must be taught by a UMN-TC instructor to be considered.

I’m a university faculty or staff teaching a learning abroad course focused on sustainability. How can my course be considered for approval?

Please send an email to us at We will follow-up with details about the course proposal process. 

Can a course taught outside the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities be considered?

Courses must be taught by a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities instructor to be considered.

I have another question that is not addressed here–how can I contact you?

Questions about any of these scholarships can be sent to

Consult the Ecolab Experiential Education Scholarship page to learn about eligibility, preference, and the application process.