UCSB EAP Scholarships

UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2016-17: February 26, 2016 by 2pm
Application Deadline for Spring 2017 Programs: October 7, 2016 by 2pm

EAP Freeman Internship Program Application (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand: $3,000/$5,000 scholarship)
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2016-17 Programs: February 12, 2016
Application Deadline for Spring 2017 Programs: May 13, 2016

UCEAP Scholarships

UCEAP $1.5 Million Promise Awards
Scholarships available for a variety of programs and students.   
Award Amount - $1,000-$2,000
Application Deadline: Summer Programs: February 15 | Fall Programs: March 15 | Spring Programs: September 15

Dan Wise Scholarship
For Year-Long Programs in France.  Need based scholarship for students applying to the year France program.
Award Amount - $5,000
Application Deadline: March 1

Duttenhaver Scholars Program
For Year-Long Immersion Programs.  Need-based scholarship for students participating on year-long Immersion programs.
Award Amount - $5,000
Application Deadline:
2016-2017 Academic Year Programs in the Southern Hemisphere: October 1

UCEAP Automatic Discounts and Special Offers
Take advantage of these saving opportunities that range from $300-$3,000!

National Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2016-17 Programs: March 1, 2016 by 11:59pm CDT
Application Deadline for Spring 2017 Programs: October 4, 2016 by 11:59pm CDT

Freeman-Asia Scholarship
Application Deadline for Summer 2016: March 1, 2016
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2016: April 1, 2016
Application Deadline for Spring 2017: mid-October, 2016



Let the EAP staff help you with your scholarship application essays!  Statistics have shown that students who ask the EAP staff for help have a better chance of receiving a scholarship than students who do not.  EAP staff could help you brainstorm ideas and review/edit your essays.  

How to get help in person:

Step 1: Review your scholarship options and attend a Scholarship Application Tips Workshop.  Fill out the scholarship application worksheet prior to writing the first draft of your essay.
The Scholarship Tips Workshop is held every Friday at 3pm in South Hall 2421 during the winter quarter.

Step 2: Get your essay reviewed by sending it to  Please be patient - it may take 2-3 days for us to respond to you by email.  
It would be very helpful if you could also email your completed scholarship application worksheet - this will help us in the review process.  Give yourself plenty of time for the revision process.  Essay drafts submitted at the last minute might not be reviewed. 




Financial concerns should not prevent you from pursuing your dream to study abroad. Because EAP is closely integrated into the academic structure of the University of California, your Financial Aid funds apply to it. You may also be eligible for scholarships. Financing EAP may seem daunting, but the links below and can help you better understand how to handle it.

Cost : Understand the value of EAP and  program budget estimates.
Financial aid: How does financial aid work with EAP?
Scholarships/Grants: Learn about UCEAP and national scholarships and grants.
Payments: Understand how and when EAP payments will be made.
Frequently Asked Questions
Power of Attorney: Designate someone to act on your behalf on financial matters in the U.S. while you are abroad. It is recommended that you complete this form.
Contacts: The Universitywide EAP Office (UCEAP) handles all financial matters related to your EAP program. Find out whom you should contact with questions about your EAP account. 
UCEAP Participants Information Site: Go to this website if you're interested in looking at cost estimates for this year's programs. If you've already been selected for EAP, go to this site for your program budget.