Scholarships

Help finance your time abroad!  See below for a list of scholarship opportunities and application tips.

Scholarships for Study Abroad

UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a UCSB student participating in a UCEAP fall, winter, spring, or year-long program

  • Must be eligible to receive financial aid (grants, scholarships, or loans) and have filed a FAFSA for most Gaucho Scholarships

Average Award Amount

  • $2,000 - $2,500

Application Deadlines

  • Winter/Spring/Southern Hemisphere Year 2022 Programs: October 1, 2021 by 11:59pm PT

  • Fall/Northern Hemisphere Year 2022-23 Programs: March 4, 2022 by 11:59pm PT

  • Winter/Spring/Southern Hemisphere Year 2023 Programs: October 7, 2022 by 11:59pm PT

Application & Details

  • When you submit a UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship application, you're automatically considered for named scholarships available for specific program types (e.g. year-long, immersion), locations (e.g. Africa, Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, the Middle East, UK-England) and students (e.g. first generation college students, students taking classes in a foreign language).

  • The UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship application consists of:

  1. Scholarship Questionnaire - Save file as a PDF, rename it "Full Name, Scholarship Questionnaire" and upload it to your scholarship application.
     
  2. Most recent unofficial UC transcript with your legal name - Save file as a PDF, rename it "Full Name, Transcript" and upload it to your scholarship application.
     
  3. UCSB EAP Gaucho Scholarship Application

Featured Gaucho Scholarships

UCSB EAP Freeman Foundation Internship Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a UCSB student pursuing an internship for academic credit in one of the eligible UCEAP programs in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand

  • Must meet the UCEAP program's minimum eligibility requirements

Average Award Amount

  • $3,000 - $6,000

Application Deadlines

  • Summer/Fall/Year 2022-23 Programs: February 4, 2022 by 1:59pm PT

  • Spring 2023 Programs: May 6, 2022 by 1:59pm PT

Application & Details

  • See here for more detailed information.

  • Access the application here.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be a Pell Grant recipient

Average Award Amount

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022/Summer 2022/Fall 2022/Year 2022-23 Programs: October 5, 2021 by 11:59pm PT

  • Summer 2022/Fall 2022/Year 2022-23/Spring 2023 Programs: March 1, 2022 by 11:59pm PT

Application & Details

  • See here for more detailed information.

  • Access the application here.

Gilman Scholarship Q&A

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be a dependent child of an active duty military member

  • Must be a recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid

Average Award Amount

  • $5,000

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022/Summer 2022/Fall 2022/Year 2022-23 Programs: October 5, 2021 by 11:59pm PT

Application & Details

  • See here for more detailed information.

  • Access the application here.

UCEAP Scholarships and MORE
Scholarship funding is available through UCEAP and national study abroad scholarship organizations.  UCSB EAP students have been successful in receiving these awards.
 
Check out these scholarship opportunities here.
 
Get Your Scholarship Essays Reviewed
Step 1:
Research your scholarship options and attend a Costs & Scholarships Workshop held every Friday at 3-4pm PT during weeks 2-10 every quarter.
 
Step 2:
Get your essay reviewed. Visit the CLAS Writing Lab.  Peer tutors provide individual assistance to students at any stage of the writing process. Tutors are available on a by-appointment basis on MyCLAS.  Prepare for your session by having your materials handy: your work so far saved as a PDF and the prompt.  CLAS tutors are not permitted to annotate your work, so you will have the opportunity to take notes or make your own annotations.
 
 
Step 3:
Determine if official transcripts or letters of recommendation are required for your scholarship applications.  Get these documents ASAP and with plenty of time before the application deadlines.  Make sure that any transcripts list your legal name.
 
Step 4:
Submit all of your scholarship application materials by the deadlines.  Note that some are due by a specific time (check the time zone!).  Do not wait until the last minute!