Scholarships for Study Abroad Programs


The UCA Office of Study Abroad does not determine student federal aid or scholarship disbursements.

All students anticipating scholarships or federal student aid should meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss eligibility financial aid guidelines.

Payment deadlines for UCA programs are independent of any funding release dates. Participants are responsible for making payments by the publicized deadlines regardless of anticipated funding.

Students must adhere to the UCA Travel Policy:

UCA students may not use UCA study abroad scholarships or other university financial aid to travel or study in locations rated at LEVEL 4 DO NOT TRAVEL on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory website.  Students traveling in areas or countries with Level 1 and Level 2 ratings should consult the website at and heed all warnings while avoiding all Level 4 areas or locations that may exist in some countries.  All travel to locations or countries with a LEVEL 3 RECONSIDER TRAVEL advisory must be pre-approved by the Office of International Engagement Associate Vice-President, Legal Counsel, the Provost and Executive Vice President, and the President of the University of Central Arkansas.

 The Office of Study Abroad Scholarship

Participants of UCA sponsored study abroad programs may apply for an Office of Study Abroad Scholarship. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored study abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms.

  • Participants of Faculty-Led Programs are eligible for up to $1,500
  • Participants of Language Immersion Programs are eligible for up to $1,000
  • Participants of Semester Exchange programs are eligible for up to $2,000
  • Participants of Direct Enroll programs are eligible for up to $2,000

Scholarship deadlines and application will be available closer to the beginning of fall 2018. For more information about requirements see: Eligibility Requirements Office of Study Abroad Scholarship.

Students who are approved for a scholarship must apply for the study abroad program and submit all payments by the publicized deadlines. Scholarships will not be released prior to payment due dates. Independent programs arranged by a third party provider or a student who designs his or her own program are not eligible for this scholarship.

 The Nicole Wable Hatfield Scholarship

The Nicole Wable Hatfield Scholarship is open to summer and semester exchange students. Please read application for eligibility requirements and deadlines. Please submit applications to The Office of Study Abroad in Torreyson Library 109.


Adcock Scholarships

For questions related to this application, please contact the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures.

The Robert & Carol Adcock Study Abroad Scholarship 

Robert and Carol Adcock Study Abroad Scholarship 2017


The Robert & Carol Adcock Teacher Candidate Study Abroad Scholarship

For questions related to this application, please contact the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures.

Robert and Carol Adcock Teaching Candidate Scholarship

EDGE Funding

EDGE Funding Information

Students majoring in the College of Liberal Arts can apply for funding to support an EDGE activity including study abroad opportunities.  The EDGE committee meets monthly during the school year to consider applications for funding.

  • The maximum allowed for any individual application is $500.
  • The maximum allowed for a group application from a faculty member is $1000.

Economic of Arts Scholarship

Study Abroad with UCA in Florence and earn credits in the Business Department at UCA.


Learn about Economics

 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SURF-Undergraduate Research Grant

SURF Grant Information

Deadline late October

SURF provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with a faculty member (over the course of one, two, or three semesters) to carry out in-depth research, scholarship, or creative projects. The amount of money available for travel and supplies for students is based on the number of semesters the project will require as follows:

  • Summer = $1250 plus $750 for travel to present outcomes at a conference
  • Spring & Summer = $2,500 plus $750 for travel to present outcomes at a conference
  • Spring & Fall = $2,500 plus $750 for travel to present outcomes at a conference
  • Spring, Summer, and Fall = $2,500 plus $750 for travel to present outcomes at a conference

UCA Foundation Scholarships

The UCA Foundation provides a privately funded scholarship program that offers additional educational opportunities to UCA students. Scholarships and awards made possible by private gifts for students attending the University of Central Arkansas vary considerably in dollar value and criteria, reflecting the donor’s gift and interests. A full list of scholarships available through the UCA Foundation can be found by clicking the link below.

UCA Foundation Scholarships


For information on public scholarships you may be eligible for such as Fulbright, Gilman, Boren and many more, click below. These funding options are not sponsored by UCA.

Please see below for more opportunities: