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Promise Awards

Education abroad is an investment in your academic, professional, and personal future, and UCEAP wants to help you afford this tremendous opportunity. We offer dozens of scholarships — over $1.5 million for 2015-16— for students of all backgrounds and majors, and for all kinds of study abroad programs.

Through the UCEAP Promise Awards we will award the following scholarships per departure term:

Term​ Award Application Open Application Close
Spring 2016​ ​$2,000 ​July 31, 2015 ​September 15, 2015
Summer 2016​ ​$1,000 ​January 2016 ​February 15, 2016
​Fall 2016 ​$2,000 ​January 2016 ​March 15, 2016

 
Over 500 awards, $1,000 for summer or $2,000 for fall, spring, and year terms abroad will be distributed.  

The application cycle for Spring 2016 includes all winter and spring departures, including quarter, semester, or year programs (Southern Hemisphere).

Eligibility

UCEAP scholarships from the Promise Awards are open to all UCEAP students. The award selections will be primarily based on academic merit and integration of a selected UCEAP program into a student’s academic and career goals, as demonstrated in a personal statement.  Students with financial need or who are traditionally under-represented in UCEAP programs should include the impact these elements have had on their decision to study abroad. Under-represented students include those who have transferred to UC from a California community college or state university, veterans, first-generation college students, participants of year-long programs, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors.

How to Apply

Applications for Spring 2016 will open in July 2015. 
 
  • In order to apply, first register with MyEAP to start an application to study abroad. Once in MyEAP, look for a link to the scholarship application on the menu on the left side.              
  • Be prepared to provide: 1) an application form, 2) a statement of purpose and 3) a copy of your transcript.
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  • Deadline: The application must be completed and documents must be uploaded by:
    • 5:00 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 for Spring 2015

    • 5:00 PM (PST) on Monday, February 15, 2016 for Summer 2016

    • 5:00 PM (PST) on Monday, March 15, 2016 for Fall 2016

Award decisions will be announced by e-mail before the April 1 (Summer), May 1 (Fall), and November 1 (Spring) withdrawal deadlines.

About the Application Form

The form will ask you questions about your UCEAP program, your academic standing, and background. You will need to enter your departmental, major, or college advisor's name and contact information.

If you plan to study abroad in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Academic Year 2016-17, please check this page in January 2016..

Statement of Purpose

You must describe how the country and language (if applicable) and specific program you selected will help you achieve your academic and career goals. Include specific opportunities, courses, projects, or goals you plan to pursue while abroad, and explain why studying abroad is the best way to accomplish them. Students with financial need or who are traditionally under-represented in UCEAP programs should include the impact these elements have had on their decision to study abroad. Under-represented students include those who have transferred to UC from a California community college or state university, veterans, first-generation college students, participants of year-long programs, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors.
 

Your statement of purpose should be a clear, concise statement, with a maximum of two pages (either single or double-spaced). Please include your name, UC campus, country, and program information at the top of each page. It must be uploaded as a PDF document.

Transcript

You must include a PDF version of a transcript.  The transcript can be official or unofficial.
 
If you transferred to UC from a California community college or state university, you must upload a PDF version of a transcript from your previous institution in order to be considered for a scholarship. The transcript can be official or unofficial. The transcript must show all courses taken at your transfer institution, with your grades and your cumulative GPA.
 
If you attended more than one school before transferring to UC, please upload a transcript from the institution where you completed the highest number of units.
 

Country-Specific Awards

India

You could receive one of up to ten scholarship awards of $480 if you are an undergraduate student studying at the International Summer School, Jamia Millia Islamia University. You can receive this scholarship in addition to awards you receive from the UCEAP Promise Award initiative. To apply for this award, you must submit an application for the UCEAP Promise Award and you will automatically be considered based on your program choice.

Israel

You could receive one of up to five scholarship awards of $1,000 if you are an undergraduate student studying in Israel. Preference will go to students who self-identify as members of a cohort that is traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs in Israel. This includes students who are first in their family to attend college, first in their family to speak English fluently, and those who are part of racial or ethnic minority groups. You can receive this scholarship . Preference will go to students who self-identify as members of a cohort that is traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs in Israel. This includes students who are first in their family to attend college, first in their family to speak English fluently, and those who are part of racial or ethnic minority groups. You can receive this scholarship in addition to awards you receive from the UCEAP Promise Award initiative.

Mexico

You could receive one of up to 25 scholarship awards of $2,000 if you are an undergraduate student studying in Mexico. In support of the UC-Mexico Presidential Initiative, UCEAP is proud to announce that $50,000 in scholarships will be set aside in 2015-16 for students studying abroad at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) or in the Field Research Program. You must apply for a UCEAP Promise Award to be considered for a scholarship to study in Mexico. In addition, you cannot receive both a Mexico scholarship and a UCEAP Promise Award for the same term.

Questions?

See our FAQ page for frequently asked questions. 
 
If you have other questions about UCEAP scholarships, you can also e-mail scholarships@eap.ucop.edu.
 
 
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Current Recipients of UCEAP Scholarships

Please remember that you must submit a two-page report, along with appropriate photos or video clips, within one month of the conclusion of your term of study.  The report should include your name, campus, country, program, and term abroad in the top right corner.  It should also describe where you studied, what you studied, and the experiences you gained while abroad.  This report and media should be sent to scholarships@eap.ucop.edu.
 

UCEAP is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Scholarships!


"I am incredibly happy with my experience. I have both narrowed and widened my career goals, all at the same time...For the first time in my life, I learned more outside of the classroom. Although I still have a hard time believing that I spent six months in Chile, I know that I came out of the experience with an interest in Latin American culture I never had before, a thirst for travelling, and friendships, memories, life skills and stories to last me a lifetime."

~ Anna Sadovnikova, UCEAP 2012-13 STEM Scholarship Recipient, UC Berkeley, Chile




Summer 2015 Scholarships  

Daniela Alonso , UC Merced , Dominican Republic
Iris Ananthset , UC Berkeley , Hong Kong
Anakaren Andrade Andres , UCLA , Ireland
Lai Nga Ao , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Steven Jan Aquino , UC Santa Barbara , Korea
Shirin Asgari , UC Ivine , United Kingdom- Scotland
Miranda Bard , UC Davis , Mexico
Karen Bradshaw , UC Ivine , Ireland
Chelsie Burkhart , UC Davis , Russia
Carolyn Chang , UC San Diego , Japan
Christopher Chang , UC Santa Cruz , China
Brian Chao , UC San Diego , Taiwan
Yaying Chen , UC Riverside , United Kingdom- England
Anna Cheng , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Joanna Choi , UC Berkeley , Korea
Michelle Chu , UCLA , Netherlands
Vasilisa Crosthwaite , UC Merced , Mexico
Rachel Crowley , UC Berkeley , Thailand
OnJanae Davison , UC Merced , Japan
Lucky Ding , UC Berkeley , Singapore
Charlotte Ellberg , UC Davis , Spain
Marissa Foster , UCLA , Singapore
Michelle Fox , UC San Diego , United Kingdom- England
Michelle Gallardo , UCLA , United Kingdom- Scotland
Laura Garcia , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Dalayna Gardner , UC Riverside , India
Dasun Hemachandra , UC Santa Barbara , Germany
Emily Hua , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Calvin Huyen , UCLA , Taiwan
Michaela Iglesia , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- Scotland
Kadie Jaffe , UC Berkeley , Singapore
Joanne Chua , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Rachel Johnson , UC Ivine , Italy
Lauren Kanzaki , UC Ivine , Ireland
Stanimira Kartolova , UC San Diego , Ireland
Susan Kim , UCLA , Korea
Chris Kim , UC Davis , United Kingdom- England
Jiseop Kim , UC Berkeley , Taiwan
Constance Lau , UC Berkeley , Hong Kong
Thuy-Vi Le , UC Ivine , United Kingdom- England
Janeth Ledezma Sanchez , UC Berkeley , Mexico
Irene Li , UC Santa Barbara , Singapore
Wen Zheng Li , UC Davis , United Kingdom- England
Mai Chee Lor , UC Ivine , Thailand
Donna Lu , UC Ivine , Thailand
Brennan MacLean , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Melissa MacLiesh , UC Santa Cruz , Japan
Chelsea Maduike , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Reza Moein Taghavi , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Tracy Ngo , UCLA , Singapore
Okran Omori , UC Berkeley , Japan
Viki Papadakis , UC Santa Barbara , Thailand
Arian Pinto-Quintanilla , UC Berkeley , India
Mintra Pothongsunun , UC San Diego , Sweden
Valmik Prabhu , UC Berkeley , Germany
Siti Rahmaputri , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Maria Ramirez , UCLA , France
Bianca Ramos , UC Ivine , United Kingdom- England
Chrisovalantou Ramoundos , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Nikta Rezakahn Khajeh , UC Ivine , United Kingdom- England
Ariana Richmond , UC Santa Barbara , Mexico
Trevor Rowe , UC San Diego , Sweden
Joshua Sanders , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- England
Emily Schoen , UCLA , Ireland
Manuel Seraydarian , UC Ivine , United Kingdom- England
Melissa Smith , UC Berkeley , United Kingdom- Scotland
Elizabeth Soehalim , UCLA , Japan
Raivyno Sutrisno , UC San Diego , Japan
Raquel Tenorio , UC Santa Barbara , Thailand
Cindy Toledo , UCLA , India
Guadalupe Trujillo , UC Santa Barbara , France
Luna Tsang , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Ved Vakharia , UC San Diego , Germany
Melissa Vega , UC Santa Barbara , Argentina
Roshni Vyas , UC Berkeley , Dominican Republic
Sumin Wang , UC San Diego , United Kingdom- England
Jessie Warme , UC San Diego , Argentina
Andrew Widjaja , UC Riverside , Korea
Alexis Wilkman , UC Santa Barbara , Singapore
Kathy Ka Yee Wong , UC Berkeley , Taiwan
James Work Jr , UC Berkeley , Germany
Youyunqi Wu , UC Santa Barbara , Taiwan
Qiran Xie , UC Berkeley , Netherlands
Xinping Yang , UCLA , United Kingdom- England
Tiffany Yang , UC Berkeley , Korea
 

Fall 2013 Scholarships 

Daniel Adelberg, UC Santa Barbara, New Zealand
Erina Alejo, UC San Diego, Ghana
Mariana Andia Tejada, UC Berkeley, Turkey
Bryanna Andrews, UC Davis, Australia
Ellie Antico, UC Berkeley, Ghana
Sonia Antilla, UC Santa Cruz, Ghana
Mayra Arevalo Avalos, UC Berkeley, Ghana
Luis Barco, UC San Diego, Mexico
Alexandra Barton, UC Irvine, France
Alexandra Beatty, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Areidy Beltran, UC Berkeley, India
Menissah Bigsby, UC San Diego, Japan
Lydia Bingley, UC Los Angeles, Australia
Rebekah Blume, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
Shanika Blunt, UC Berkeley, Senegal
Freda By, UC Irvine, Thailand
Arleen Cardona Velasco, UC Santa Barbara, Chile
Cristina Carrillo Rojas, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Jasmine Castellanos, UC Irvine, Korea
Rigoberto Chavez, UC Berkeley, France
Marina Cheung, UC Los Angeles, Japan
Felicia Chiang, UC Berkeley, New Zealand
Hannah Chin, UC San Diego, Sweden
Soo Chung, UC Irvine, Hong Kong
Larrisha Coney, UC Merced, Barbados
Camille Cooley, UC Santa Cruz, Australia
Evan Crook, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - Scotland
Tina Cun, UC Berkeley, Korea
Rachael Davidson, UC Davis, Australia
Michael-Vincent Dela Cruz, UC Los Angeles, Japan
Nicole Delange, UC Berkeley, Spain
Emily Deng, UC San Diego, China
Joanna Duran, UC Santa Cruz, Spain
Noble Dwarika, UC San Diego, China
Joshua Edlin, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Kristen Eickhoff, UC Santa Barbara, Chile
Alana Eldridge, UC Merced, France
Brian Erwin, UC  Berkeley, France
Joseph Escobar, UC Berkeley, Spain
Antonio Esparza, UC Irvine, Germany
Evelyn Evans, UC Davis, Spain
Asela Fahoum, UC Irvine, France
John Fixa, UC Irvine, France
Sarah Forbes, UC San Diego, India
Kilee Forbes, UC Santa Cruz, New Zealand
Sean Foster, UC Santa Barbara, Costa Rica
Julia Froud, UC Santa Cruz, United Kingdom - England
Shiyang Fu, UC Berkeley, Botswana
Isabella Gabrovsky, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - Scotland
Christopher Galeano, UC Irvine,  Spain
Carol Garcia, UC Davis, Chile
Oscar Garcia, UC Santa Barbara, Brazil
Cole Gevurtz, UC San Diego, Italy
Amber Giallo, UC Santa Barbara, Egypt
Natalie Gibbs, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - England
Sheena Glaser, UC San Diego, Thailand
Emily Goldenberg, UC San Diego, Morocco
Iman Habel, UC  Davis, Egypt
Yoel Haile, UC Santa Barbara, Egypt
Madeleine Hale, UC Berkeley, Netherlands
Angela Helmer, UC Berkeley, Spain
Kelsey Heublein, UC Santa Barbara, New Zealand
Johanna Heyer,  UC Los Angeles, Chile
Joseph Huang, UC San Diego, China
Jessica Huynh, UC Los Angeles, Australia
Melissa Immel, UC Santa Barbara, Italy
Binui Jarvio, UC  Santa Barbara, Mexico
Jin Jin, UC Berkeley, Russia
Amelia Jones, UC Berkeley, France
Evangeline Kardokas-Johanson, UC Santa Cruz, Denmark
Pariya Karoubi, UC Berkeley, France
Lauren Kim, UC  Irvine, Spain
Eun A Kim, UC San Diego, Korea
Julia King, UC San Diego, Morocco
Joseph Korpela, UC Los Angeles, Japan
Graciela Lazo-Bautista, UC Berkeley, Brazil
Daysi Ledezma, UC Santa Barbara, Brazil
Anna Lee, UC Berkeley, Sweden
Marie Lefebvre, UC Berkeley, Brazil
Luis Leiva, UC Berkeley, Brazil
Rachel Leland, UC Irvine, Chile
Trace Levinson, UC Berkeley, Chile
Wen Zheng Li, UC Davis, Hong Kong
Wei Li, UC Los Angeles, Hong Kong
Harry Li, UC Santa Barbara, Italy
Liz Licea, UC Davis, Germany
Joyce Lin, UC Berkeley, Denmark
Isaac Linson, UC Santa Barbara, Brazil
Ruben Lopez, UC Santa Cruz, Denmark
Andrew  Ludwig, UC Davis, Japan
Kristina Lum, UC Santa Barbara,  China
Kambiz Marashi, UC Berkeley, Denmark
Ziyad Marcus, UC Los Angeles, Egypt
Martha Mardueno, UC Riverside, Spain
George Mason, UC Irvine, Russia
Hayley McClintock, UC Santa Cruz, Czech Republic
Tyler Medina, UC Santa Barbara, Ireland
Heriberto Meza, UC Irvine, Spain
Alice Mintz, UC Los Angeles, Denmark
Ethan Miska, UC Santa Cruz, Ghana
Marisol Montano, UC Santa Barbara, Botswana
Morgan  Morales, UC Irvine, Germany
Josh Morrow, UC Santa Barbara, Brazil
Katherine Morrow, UC Santa Barbara, Sweden
Annika Nabors, UC San Diego, Costa Rica
Nicholas Newton, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - England
Thieny Nguyen, UC San Diego, Vietnam
Dianne Nguyen, UC Santa Cruz,  New Zealand
Christopher O'Keefe, UC Davis, Singapore
Emma Olin, UC Santa Barbara, Ireland
Chad Oliver, UC Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Iyla Ollinger, UC Berkeley, Turkey
Conor Paris, UC  Santa Cruz, Australia
Hyun Young Park, UC Berkeley, Japan
Haley Paul, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - Scotland
Nicole Paul, UC Berkeley, Singapore
Elliot Persico, UC Irvine, New Zealand
Kyle Phillips, UC San Diego, Australia
Kristina Phung, UC Santa Barbara, Hong Kong
Samantha Poyser, UC Santa Barbara, Czech Republic
Andrea Preza, UC Berkeley, Brazil
Rosalba Quintal, UC Berkeley, Thailand
Reilly Raab, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - Scotland
Paulo Ramos Obando, UC Santa Cruz, Mexico
Eric Roberts, UC Los Angeles, Egypt
Lauren Roberts, UC Davis, France
Xochitl Roman, UC Merced, United Kingdom - England
Graciela Romero, UC Santa Barbara, France
Eric Rubin, UC Santa Cruz, Japan
Sarah Saeedi, UC Berkeley, France
Alexander Schmidt, UC Santa Barbara, France
Madeline Schnabel, UC Santa Barbara, New Zealand
Allison Shafer, UC Berkeley, Australia
Rachel Shapiro, UC Berkeley, Italy
Stephen Shapley, UC San Diego, Germany
Saachi Sharma, UC San Diego, France
Alexis Shen, UC San Diego, France
Kaela Shiigi, UC  Berkeley, Japan
Michael Skandalis, UC Santa Cruz, Australia
Sam Skopp, UC Santa Cruz, France
Emily Slesinger, UC Santa Cruz, Australia
Patrick Smith, UC Berkeley, France
Alexandra Splan, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Cailan Sugano, UC Santa Barbara, Australia
Wen Jun Kenneth Teh, UC Los Angeles, Italy
Jennifer  Thompson, UC Santa Cruz, Spain
William Thomsen, UC Irvine, Denmark
Thanh Mai Tran, UC Davis, Ghana
Caitlin Tremblay, UC Davis, Morocco
Kalia Turner, UC Merced, Italy
Gustavo Uribe Ruiz, UC Riverside, Spain
Abelardo Valdez, UC Berkeley, Chile
Megan Van Ligten, UC Los Angeles, Ghana
Jeanette Vasquez, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Clifford Wang, UC Berkeley, Singapore
Jason Webber, UC Berkeley, France
Camille Wilson, UC Riverside, South Africa
Brittany  Wilson, UC Los Angeles, Australia
Alyssa Wolk, UC Irvine, Israel
Japheth  Wong, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - Scotland
Emilie Wood, UC Santa Barbara, Denmark
Jimmy Wu, UC Berkeley, Korea
Timothy Yeh, UC Santa Barbara, Thailand
Nicholas Zinter, UC Santa Cruz, Spain

Academic Year 2013-14 (Northern Hemisphere) Scholarships 

Naomi Atkin, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Brennan Bowen, UC Santa Barbara, Mexico
Molly Brekhus, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - Scotland
Crystal Calvo, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Claudine-Anger Carlisle, UC  Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
Stephanie Chamberlain, UC   Berkeley, Korea
Charles Cruz, UC San Diego, Japan
Chandler Deming, UC Santa Barbara, Italy
Jazmin Duarte, UC Irvine, Taiwan
Kira Erickson, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Nicholas Flores, UC Santa Barbara, Sweden
Pablo Flores, UC Riverside, United Kingdom - England
Gregory Garcia, UC Irvine, Spain
Adan Guzman, UC Santa Cruz, Spain
Katherine Hayes, UC  Riverside, Japan
Shay Heberle, UC Santa Cruz, United Kingdom - England
Anthony Hickling, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Mana Hirayu,  UC Irvine, Korea
Jason  Huang, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - England
Janal Jansma, UC Santa Barbara, Ireland
Whitney Krupp, UC Davis, Ireland
Kristie  Kuah, UC Los Angeles, Japan
Dean Alden Lalap, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Danielle Loe, UC Santa Barbara, France
Jocelyn Lopez, UC Santa Barbara, Hong Kong
Ariella  Machness, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Belinda Mo, UC Davis, China
Maria Mosqueda, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Elana Nelson,  UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Kelly O'Connell, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - England
Richard Pham, UC Santa Cruz, Singapore
Cecilia Quiroz Garcia, UC Santa Barbara, China
Ashley Reise, UC Riverside, United Kingdom - England
Blake Rocha, UC Santa Barbara, Spain
Tori Russell, UC Irvine, Japan
Maggie Sager, UC Berkeley, Egypt
Sammantha Samujh, UC Santa Cruz, United Kingdom - England
Jia Ling Si, UC San Diego, Japan
Duncan Sommer, UC Santa Barbara, Sweden
Trent Stewart, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - Scotland
Phillip Taylan, UC Santa Barbara, Japan
Kim Huong Tran, UC  Santa Barbara, Netherlands
Aaron Trimble, UC Irvine, Korea
Wai Chun Tsang, UC  San Diego, United Kingdom - England
Sergio  Valadez, UC Irvine, France
Sarah Vella, UC San Diego, Thailand
Karin Vosgueritchian,  UC Berkeley, Spain
Grace Yu, UC Irvine, Ireland
Sherman Yu, UC Merced Hong Kong
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