"Without a doubt, I would have not been able to go abroad if it wasn't for the two scholarships I received: the Gilman Scholarship and the [UCEAP] Promise Scholarship. I encourage all future study abroad students to apply to every possible scholarship as they truly do ease all financial burdens and grant you peace of mind as you reside in a foreign country away from your family. My advice would be to dedicate as much time as possible to the application process as hard work and dedication does increase your chances of standing out amongst the vast applicant pool. I also encourage for everyone to send their application to various people for review, that means ask your EAP advisor, professors, family and friends." - Katherine S., UCEAP Spain

UCSB EAP Scholarships

UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship

All UCSB students participating in UCEAP fall, winter, spring, and year
programs are eligible to apply.
Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Application Deadline for Spring 2022 Programs: October 1, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific Time
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2022-23 Programs: March TBD 2022 by 11:59pm Pacific Time
For participating in an internship on select programs in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, or Thailand.
Award Amount: $4,000-$6,000
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2021-22 Programs: February 5, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific Time. Email application materials to Megan Pankratz (
Application Deadline for Spring 2022 Programs: May 7, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific Time. Email application materials to Megan Pankratz (
Note: Professor/TA/employer/internship supervisor can email the letter of recommendation directly to Megan Pankratz (, if they prefer.
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UCEAP Scholarships 

UCEAP Scholarships
Various scholarships are offered through the UCEAP Systemwide Office. All UCEAP applicants are eligible to apply.
-Promise Awards (all UCEAP applicants should apply!)
  • Spring 2022 programs due Sept 15, 2021, 11:59PM PT
  • Summer 2022 programs due March 1, 2022, 11:59PM PT
  • Fall/Year 2022-23 programs due March 15, 2022 11:59PM PT
-Duttenhaver Scholarships (for year-long participants): Northern Hemisphere due March 1, 2021 11:59PM PT.
-And more! 

CIEE Scholarships

Available to participants on the CIEE-affiliated programs listed below. After you submit your UCEAP application you will be asked to complete a CIEE application by a specified deadline, which contains the CIEE scholarship applications. 

  • Botswana: Univ. of Botswana (fall)
  • Czech Republic: Central European Studies, Prague (fall, spring, year)
  • Dominican Republic: Community Public Health, Santiago (summer)
  • Germany: Summer Global Internship (summer)
  • Jordan: Advanced Arabic, Amman (fall, spring), or Middle East Studies, Amman (fall, spring)
  • Morocco: Arabic Language & Culture, Rabat (fall)
  • Russia: Russian Area Studies (summer, fall, spring), or Russian Language (summer, fall, spring, year)
  • South Africa: Summer Global Internship (summer)

CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants- up to $2,000 guaranteed for Pell-grant-eligable applicants. Available first-come, first-served.

CIEE Gilman Go Global Grants- $1,000-$2,500 guaranteed for eligable Gilman Scholarship applicants regardless of whether they are awarded the Gilman. Plus, recipients are guaranteed a GAIN Grant, too!  

CIEE Merit Scholarship- $750-$2,500

National Scholarships

Open to U.S. citizens who receive the Federal Pell Grant and are going to locations with a level 1 or 2 on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warning list (certain states in Mexico are OK). You will need to list your EAP Advisor as your Study Abroad Advisor, and  as your Financial Aid Advisor.
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000, up to $8,000 for studying Critical Need Languages.
Application Deadline for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Year 2022-23, Winter/Spring 2023 Programs: March TBD, 2022 by 11:59pm Pacific Time
Application Deadline for Winter/Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Year 2022-23 Programs: October 5, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific Time
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents planning to study in a region critical to U.S. interests. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 recommended. Must be endorsed by the UCSB Boren Scholarship Coordinator.
Award Amount: up to $20,000
Application Deadline for all 2021-22 Programs: December 23, 2020 by 4:00PM Pacific Time
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Award Amount: Up to $5,000 for a semseter, up to $10,000 for a year
Application Deadline for Winter/Spring 2022 Programs: September 15, 2021 by 9:00am Pacific Time
Application Deadline for Summer, Fall, and Year 2022-23 Programs: January TBD, 2022 by 9:00am Pacific Time
*Submit the required Financial Aid Form (found within the scholarship application) to
For semester or year-long programs. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA required. 
Award Amount: $500 per semester plus non-monetary benefits (see website)
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2022-23 programs: May TBD, 2022 by 8:50pm Pacific Time
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 18-30 who demonstrate financial need.
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline for all 2022-23 programs: March TBD, 2022
For summer programs at least 4 weeks long. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA required. Applicants must meet at least one of the following diversity criteria: African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Disabilities, First Generation, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ, Low-Income, Multiracial, or Native American.
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline for Summer 2022 programs: 8:59pm Pacific Time, April TBD, 2022
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents on programs in Southeastern and Eastern Asia.
Award Amount: $3,000-$7,000
Application Deadline for all 2022-23 Programs: 2:00pm Pacific Time March TBD , 2021
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