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University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

UCEAP $1 Million Initiative

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 $1.2 million for 2014-15— for students of all backgrounds and majors, and for all kinds of study abroad programs.

Through the UCEAP Scholarship Initiative we will award the following scholarships per departure term:

Term​ Award Application Open Application Close
​Spring 2015 $2,000 July 2014 September 15, 2014
Summer 2015​ ​$1,000 ​December 2014 ​February 15, 2015
Fall 2015​ ​$2,000 ​January 2015 ​March 15, 2015

 

Summer will offer 50 awards, Fall quarter, semester, or year will offer 220 awards, and Spring quarter, semester, or year will offer 110 awards. 

The application cycle for Spring 2015 includes all winter and spring departures, including quarter, semester, or year programs (Southern Hemisphere).

Eligibility

UCEAP scholarships from the $1 Million Initiative for 2014-15 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, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors.

How to Apply

The scholarship application for Spring 2015 is now open.
 
  • 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 Monday, September 15, 2014 for Spring 2015
    • 5:00 PM (PST) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 for Summer 2015
    • 5:00 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 15, 2015 for Fall 2015
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Award decisions will be announced by e-mail before the 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 2015, Fall 2015, or Academic Year 2015-16, please check this page in December 2014.

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, 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

Up to ten scholarship awards of $480 each are available for undergraduate students studying at the International Summer School, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Students can receive this scholarship in addition to awards from the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative.

HOW TO APPLY: In order to apply for this award students must submit an application for the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative by the regular deadline. Students will automatically be considered for this award.

Israel

Up to five scholarship awards of $1,000 each are available for undergraduate students 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 the first in their family to attend college, the first in their family to speak English fluently, and those who are part of racial or ethnic minority groups. Students can receive this scholarship in addition to awards from the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative.
HOW TO APPLY: In order to apply for this award students must submit an application for the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative by the regular deadline. Students will automatically be considered for this award.

 

Mexico

Up to 25 scholarships awards of $2,000 each are available for undergraduate students 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 2014-15 for students studying abroad at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) or in the Field Research Program.  Students are not able to receive a Mexico Initiative Scholarship in addition to an award from $1 Million Scholarship Initiative.

HOW TO APPLY: In order to apply for this award students must submit an application for the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative by the regular deadline. Students will automatically be considered for this award.

Rome, Italy

Three scholarship awards are available for undergraduate students studying on the UCEAP Rome Through the Ages program.  The selected students are required to maintain a blog during their stay in Rome that focuses on an aspect of Italian history, culture, or society. More information is available here.

 

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 2013-14 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 2013 Scholarships  

Joel Marco Baile, UC Los Angeles, Korea
Livia Arianna Bankler-Jukes, UC Berkeley, Italy
Marta Bistram, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Kenneth Chang, UC Santa Barbara, Singapore
Sambathany Chen, UC Santa Cruz, Thailand
Tracy Chen, UC San Diego, Korea
Brian Chow, UC San Diego,Sweden
Haley Contestabile, UC Berkeley, France
Liset Contreras, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Xavier De Robles, UC Los Angeles, German
Claudia Del Valle, UC Berkeley, Turkey
Brooke Demers, UC Merced, United Kingdom - England
Kyle Devlin, UC Santa Barbara, Argentina
Daniel Eguchi, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Ying Fan, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
Eduardo Gomez Palominos, UC Merced, Italy
Joanna Han, UC San Diego, Korea
Ernest Honya, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
Diny Kim, UC San Diego, Korea
Raewadee Kumnertsena, UC San Diego, United Kingdom - England
Jonathan Lee, UC Los Angeles, Spain
Crystal Martinez, UC Riverside, United Kingdom - England
Breana Musella, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Manuel Negrete, UC Los Angeles, Japan
Christina Nguyen, UC San Diego, Spain
Christopher Nguyen, UC San Diego, Spain
Elizabeth Niss, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Daria Orlova, UC Los Angeles, Spain
Michael Ortiz, UC Berkeley, Korea
Ojas Patel, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Maria Reyes, UC Santa Barbara, Argentina
Susan Rodriguez, UC Irvine, France
Maria Romero, UC Santa Cruz, United Kingdom - England
Shawn Sedgh, UC Irvine, United Kingdom - England
Seju Shah, UC Santa Barbara, Turkey
Shane Stead, UC Berkeley, Argentina
Erik Swan, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
Jasmine Tat, UC San Diego, Korea
Aurelia Torng, UC Berkeley, Ireland
Katherine Tran, UC Santa Barbara, Korea
Hua Truong, UC Berkeley, German
Chu Fang Tseng, UC Berkeley, Spain
Samantha Tu, UC Riverside, China
Jeffrey Voss, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Randall Weber, UC Los Angeles, United Kingdom - England
Kathryn Willson, UC Davis, Italy
Victor Xu, UC Los Angeles, France
Jeremy Yip, UC Berkeley, Argentina
Mary Young, UC Davis, China
Yoe Yun, UC Santa Barbara, United Kingdom - England
Tina Zeng, UC Berkeley, United Kingdom - England
 
 

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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