Scholarships

"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] $1.5 Million 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-No longer accepting applications for summer/fall/year 2018 programs.
All UCSB students participating on UCEAP are eligible to apply.
Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2018-19 Programs: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 1:59pm both online and in the UCSB EAP Office.
Application Deadline for Spring 2019 Programs: October 5, 2018 by 1:59pm both online and in the UCSB EAP Office.
 
For participating in an internship on select programs in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, or Thailand.
Award Amount: $3,000-$5,000
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2018-19 Programs: February 9, 2018 by 1:59pm in the UCSB EAP Office
Application Deadline for Spring 2019 Programs: May 11, 2018 by 1:59pm in the UCSB EAP Office
 
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UCEAP Scholarships & Discounts

UCEAP Scholarships website
Various scholarships are offered through the UCEAP Systemwide Office. All UCEAP applicants are eligable to apply:
-$1.5 Million Promise Awards (all UCEAP applicants should apply!) 
-Automatic program scholarships (for select programs, no scholarship application needed)
-Duttenhaver Scholarships (for year-long participants)
-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)
  • Brazil: Brazilian Studies, Salvador (spring 2018 only)
  • Czech Republic: Central European Studies, Prague (fall, spring, year)
  • Dominican Republic: Community Public Health, Santiago (summer)
  • Jordan: Advanced Arabic, Amman (fall, spring, year), or Middle East Studies, Amman (fall, spring)
  • Morocco: Arabic Language & Culture, Rabat (fall)
  • Russia: Russian Area Studies (fall, spring), Russian Language (fall, spring, year), Summer Russian Area Studies (summer), or Summer Russian Language (summer)
  • Senegal: African & Development Studies, Dakar (fall)
  • Tanzania: African & Kiswahili Studies, Tanzania multi-site (spring)

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! (Russia applicants, please contact Adrienne Wheeler for specific instructions: adrienne@eap.ucsb.edu

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 Alex Splan or Nancy Eyrie as your Financial Aid Advisor.
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000, up to $8,000 for studying Critical Need Languages.
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2018-19 Programs: March 6, 2018 by 9:59pm Pacific Time
Application Deadline for Spring 2019 / Early Summer 2019 Programs: October 2, 2018 by 9:59pm Pacific Time
 
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 18-30 who demonstrate financial need.
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline for all 2018-19 and Summer 2019 programs: March 2, 2018
 
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are financial aid recipients.
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline for Summer/Fall/Year 2018-19 programs: March 4, 2018
Application Deadline for Spring 2019 programs: October TBD, 2019
 
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents on programs in Southeastern and Eastern Asia.
Award Amount: $3,000-$7,000
Application Deadline for Summer 2018 Programs: 2:00pm Pacific Time March 14, 2018
Application Deadline for Fall/Year 2018-19 Programs: 2:00pm Pacific Time April 11, 2018
Application Deadline for Spring 2019 Programs: 2:00pm Pacific Time October 3, 2018
 
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 2018 programs: 8:59pm Pacific Time, May 1, 2018
 
For semester or year-long programs. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA required. Serve as an overseas correspondent.
Award Amount: $500 per semester plus non-monetary benefits (see website)
Application Deadline for Fall/Year/Spring 2018-19 programs: 8:50pm Pacific Time, Juen 1, 2018
 
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Award Amount: $1,250-$10,000
Application Deadline for all 2018-19 Programs: January 10, 2018 by 9:00am 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 2018-19 Programs: 4:00pm December 20, 2017
 

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