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Cherrington Global Scholars

The University of Denver has introduced the Cherrington Global Scholars (CGS) initiative, which allows eligible students to study abroad at no additional cost beyond that of a term at DU, apart from variable personal expenses such as local transportation, books, and optional excursions. Cherrington Global Scholars receive benefits that help off-set additional costs associated with studying abroad on a quarter-length or longer program, such as round-trip international airfare and student visa application fees. This is an exciting opportunity for students and a dramatic statement of the University of Denver's commitment to internationalizing undergraduate education. It reflects a campus-wide commitment—in curriculum development, financing, and academic programming—to fostering international study, research, and outreach.

Students who meet the requirements to be a Cherrington Global Scholar may only apply these benefits to DU Partner Programs presented on this website. DU Partner Programs are the result of formal agreements between DU and partner institutions.

CGS Benefits

  • DU study abroad application fee is waived
  • DU Partner Program Supplement is waived (varies by program)
  • A stipend towards the cost of transportation to and from the study abroad host city
  • Reimbursement for visa application fees, residence permits, or permits to study, and foreign airport entry or exit fees that are not included in the student's travel fare. Receipts eligible for reimbursement must be submitted to the Office of International Education (OIE) within 60 days of the end of the program.

CGS Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to be a Cherrington Global Scholar, students must:

  • be juniors or seniors at DU during the period of study abroad (have completed at least 90 credits)
  • have a minimum DU GPA of 3.0:
    • A student's cumulative grade point average relative to the CGS eligibility will be evaluated at the end of winter quarter for fall and academic year programs; at the end of summer quarter for winter quarter and spring semester programs; or at the end of fall quarter for spring quarter programs.
  • be in good academic and student conduct standing at DU:
    • Good student conduct standing includes satisfying all pending outcomes imposed by the Office of Student Conduct. If a student is placed on probation after being accepted to a DU Study Abroad Program (due to behavior at DU or overseas), all CGS benefits and non-recoverable expenses will be charged to the student's account.
  • have completed at least two quarters of full-time enrollment at DU before the beginning of the period of study abroad
  • have not participated in a prior study abroad program as a Cherrington Global Scholar
  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of departure for the period of study abroad

There is no separate application for the CGS; rather, qualified students automatically qualify when they submit their application to study abroad.