Many scholarships and awards are available for study abroad, including ones that are specific for participants in our faculty-led programs—UC Davis Quarter Abroad, Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internships, USA Study Programs—and on UCEAP and independent programs. The application process may be easier than you think so please research the information below and come to our office to speak to an advisor! Also, we encourage you to take advantage of the various workshops offered throughout the year at UC Davis Study Abroad, including how to write a successful scholarship application.
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- UC Davis Study Abroad Program Awards
UC Davis Summer, Summer Internship, Fall Quarter, & Seminars Abroad Awards
UC Davis Study Abroad is pleased to announce that $100,000 is available for 2018/19 Study Abroad Awards!
Study Abroad Award applications will be available for Spring Quarter Abroad 2019 programs starting on September 27th. The submission deadline is November 7th, 2018. You must already be saved a Spring Quarter Abroad program by the submission deadline; students with incomplete program applications will not be considered. You do not have to be eligible for financial aid in order to receive an award.
To apply for the Spring Quarter Abroad Award, please follow these steps:
1. Log into your Study Abroad account
2. Click “Search Scholarships” tab
3. Click “Apply Now”
4. Follow the online instructions and answer the first prompt: 1) How the specific study abroad program you have chosen is related to your academic, personal, or professional goals (500 word limit; please remember to include a title).
Applications will be considered on the strength of the essay, as well as financial need, as demonstrated on the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.
Study Abroad Award Writing Workshops are frequently held in International Center with Study Abroad Faculty Director and UWP Lecturer, Aliki Dragona at the new International Center. Come learn how to strengthen your essays and improve your chances of winning an award! Stay tuned for details on the next round of workshops, in the meantime read Tips for Writing a "Statement of Purpose.
Next Workshops Offered:
October 19th, 1:00-2:00 pm, International Center 3119
October 15th, 2:00-3:00 pm, International Center 2119
Study Abroad Award Projects
Study Abroad Awardees will be expected to complete a project highlighting their study abroad experience. There are three Project Tracks (PDF) available to choose from: (1) Article Writing/Blogging, (2) Social Media Storytelling, or (3) Photo Journalism. Full details will be available around the time awards are announced. Related resources: Social Media Storyboard Template
- Program/Major Specific Scholarships and Awards
The scholarships are $500-$1,000 per student and multiple scholarships are awarded each year. In order to be eligible to receive a scholarship applicants must be full time UC Davis International Relations students, be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and plan to apply or have been selected to an eligible study abroad or unpaid internship abroad program. Applications are available on the IR website. Submit the application & required documentation is due to Katy Pattison in 464 Kerr Hall.
Deadline: Early December, 2018 (exact date TBD)
The American Studies Program is pleased to announce its scholarship program for international study. All UC Davis AMS Majors and Minors are welcome to apply. Awards from $500–$1000 are available to be used in conjunction with UC Davis Summer Abroad 2019, Summer Abroad Internships 2019, Quarter Abroad Fall 2019, or UC Education Abroad Programs in the 2019/2020 Academic year. Award winners will be announced in April 2019, and the funds will be made available once the student has enrolled in a study-abroad program (typical use of the award includes air travel, or program fees). Winners will be judged on the basis of their responses to the prompt below.
All applications must be emailed to the Student Advisor by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5pm. Winners will be judged on the basis of their responses to the prompt in the 2019 application, found on the American Studies homepage.
UC Davis Guardian Scholar & UC Davis Study Abroad Ann E. Pitzer Scholarship in International Education
The Guardian Scholars Program and Study Abroad are pleased to announce the Ann E. Pitzer Scholarship for Guardian Scholar international study. Applicant must be a Guardian Scholar to apply; you do not have to qualify for financial aid. Selected applicants will receive up to $1,000 to be used toward any 2019 UC Davis or UCEAP study or intern abroad program.
Deadline: March 5th, 2019 by 4:30pm
Applications must be physically turned in to 107 South Hall. View the 2018 application.
$1,000 Award based on the quality of their exhibited work. Eligibility: Scholarship for student enrolled in 4 week intensive study abroad in France. Students must have financial need in order to receive this scholarship. Please see the Art Studio Undergraduate Awards page for more details.
Grants are available for International Development Work in the US and abroad- through the BLUM Center for Developing Economies. The grant is up to $2,000 (for undergrads) and up to $4,000 (for grad students) to implement hands-on applications or to develop research. Undergraduates must work in conjunction with a Non Government Organization (NGO) in a developing country. Applications for summer 2018 were due February 28th, 2018 for undergraduate students and March 30th, 2018 for graduate students.
Check back in fall 2018 for the summer 2019 dates and deadlines.
John Wasson Study Abroad Fellowship
UC Davis students in the Department of Chemical Engineering & the UC Davis College of Engineering are eligible to apply. The Fellowship will distribute $7,000 in award money to participate on a program with UC Davis Study Abroad Program: UC Davis Summer 2019, Quarter, Internship, or UCEAP programs during the 2019-2020 academic year. The application is due by April 1, 2019 via email to Eugenia Luu.
CAPA offers a need-based scholarships to students participating in the Quarter abroad London & Sydney programs. Scholarships range from $500-$5000.
Deadline for Spring 2019 (British Culture & Internships): October 10, 2018.
UC Davis Study Abroad Latino/a Health Internship Scholarship - Scholarship Award: $1000 toward the UC Davis Quarter Abroad program fee.
Eligibility: Any student who intends to participate in the UC Davis Fall Quarter Latino/a Health Internship Program in Oaxaca, Mexico. Applicants must be in good standing and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. 2019 submission deadline: February 2019 (exact date TBD).
Eligibility: Any student who intends to participate in a UC Davis Summer Abroad Global Health Internship Program in Bolivia, Philippines, India or South Africa. Applicants must be in good standing and have a GPA of 2.0 or above.
2019 submission deadline: February 2019 (exact date TBD).
Scholarships are based on merit, need, and diversity for students going on CEA programs. Please see their website for more details.
Participants on Quarter Abroad Italy and Czech Republic summer internship are eligible to apply for CEA Scholarships, which range from $300 to $3000. In order to apply, you first must complete enrollment in one of these programs through UC Davis. The deadlines are in spring and are in line with program enrollment timelines. Please see the CEA Scholarship page for more details.
Participants on Quarter Abroad Japan are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Bridging Scholarship. Students must mention "Kyoto Seika University" as the program location on their applications. Learn how to apply on the Bridging Scholarships website. Applications for spring 2019 scholarships are due by October 11, 2018.
Chinese Government Scholarship for Chinese Language Programs
This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars. Applications must be made during the Winter Quarter. Click here for more info, including application instructions.
- UC Education Abroad Program Scholarships & Awards (UCEAP)
Visit the UCEAP Scholarship’s page for full funding details.
Over 500 awards, $1,000 for summer to $2,000 for fall, spring, or academic year programs will be distributed. Award decisions will be announced by e-mail before the April 1 (Summer), May 1 (Fall), and November 1 (Spring) withdrawal deadlines.
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.
Duttenhaver Scholars Program (for year-long programs)
Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship (year-long program in France)
Jasmine Jahanshahi Scholarships (semester or year-long programs)
Undergraduate Research Awards (for those who have conducted research abroad on an UCEAP program)
University of St. Andrews ScholarshipUC Davis students who apply for and are placed at the prestigious University of St. Andrews in Scotland, are eligible to apply for a $3,000 University of St. Andrews award, made possible by a generous UC Davis faculty donor. Please contact UCEAP Advisor Christina Siracusa for more information on this award.
- Additional Scholarships & Financial Resources
Prestigious ScholarshipsThe Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships office provides information, resources, and support services to students for highly competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships. There are many prestigious scholarship programs that fund studying abroad, all of which require extensive applications, excellent academics, clear purpose for studying abroad, and strong letters of recommendation. For more information, please visit their website, contact Scott Palmer, the UC Davis Prestigious Scholarship Advisor, or watch his workshop video.
Some of these scholarships include:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program – Up to $5,000 is available through this program that supports students studying and interning abroad. To be eligible, students must be: a Federal Pell Grant recipient; intending to participate in a credit bearing program; and studying or interning abroad for at least three weeks in a single country. Want to put together a great application? Check out the videos and essay tips on the Gilman website, scroll through this PowerPoint, or better yet, come to an in-person Information Session or Workshop.
Upcoming Gilman Info Sessions:
September 10th, 3:30pm- International Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
September 17th, 5:00pm- International Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
October 4th, 11:00am- Student Community Center (SCC), Room D
Spring Quarter and (early) Summer 2019: October 2, 2018 by 9:59pm PDT.
Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and 2019/20 Academic Year: March 5th, 2019 at 9:59 PST.
Application Instructions: Select "Nicole Uhlinger" as the advisor for any UC Davis Summer Abroad, Summer Internships, "Aspen Felt" for Quarter Abroad; select "Tiffany Macias Silva" as the advisor for any UCEAP or Independent programs. For advising and essay review, please contact Scott Palmer.
UC Davis has been recognized for producing the 3rd most Gilman Scholars in the country, with 47 students receiving Gilman scholarships in the 2016-17 year. Read more
David Boren Scholarship – Students must be: a U.S. Citizen; working towards an undergraduate degree throughout the entirety of the scholarship; studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East in a country that is critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (see list of eligible countries on Boren website); study a foreign language during the study abroad.
The Fulbright Scholarship – Winners receive funding to research or serve as English Teaching Assistants (ETA’s) for up to 1 year in a foreign country. Specific amounts and length of time vary by country. See website.
Diversity Network Summer Scholarships
The Diversity Network provides several scholarship awards to students enrolled at its member institutions.
Summer 2019: Students enrolled at a Diversity Network Member institution and planning to study abroad during the summer of 2019 are encouraged to apply for the $1000 award. Students must:
Follow this link for application details (opens Feb 1). If you are non-UCD student applying to a UC Davis Study Abroad Program, make sure to list UC Davis as your institution.
Application Deadline: Mid-April 2019 (exact date TBD).
STA Travel Airfare Deposit Program – Lock in the price of your airline ticket with a $300 deposit. Available to students, teachers, and anyone under 30 (conditions apply).
Comprehensive Study Abroad Scholarship Listings
Scholarship Listings – Listing of outside scholarships.