Cherrington Global Scholars

The University of Denver supports the Cherrington Global Scholars (CGS) initiative, which financially supports the 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.

CGS Benefits

Students who meet the eligibility requirements to be a Cherrington Global Scholar may only apply these benefits to DU Partner Programs presented in our portfolio. Note: Summer programs are not eligible for CGS. DU Partner Programs are the result of formal agreements between DU and partner institutions/programs. There is no separate application for the CGS; rather, eligible students automatically qualify when they submit their application to study abroad on a DU Partner 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.

Please note: Receipts eligible for reimbursement must be submitted to the Office of International Education (OIE) within 60 days of the end of the program or June 1, whichever is earlier. 


  • 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 before going abroad)
    • 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 Rights & Responsibilities. 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
    • Book your airfare tickets via the OIE Travel Partner & follow all booking instructions (no other booking methods are eligible)

    The OIE checks for CGS eligibility two quarters before you go abroad. You'll get an email confirming whether you're eligible for CGS at that point.

    However, you may still be eligible for CGS benefits if your GPA goes up, if you earn more credits after you get that email or if your student conduct records clears. It's your responsibility to notify the OIE before your program starts if you think your CGS eligibility has changed. The OIE will not check your eligibility again unless you reach out.