Study Abroad Scholarships

Office of Study Abroad Scholarship

Participants of UCA sponsored Study Abroad programs may apply for an Office of Study Abroad Scholarship.

The scholarship application will open October 1, 2015 and close November 20, 2015.  Applicants will be notified before winter break concerning scholarships. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored study abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms.

Students will be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a professor to support their scholarship application. Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad by the professor to Torreyson Library 109 or via email to

  • Participants of Faculty-Led or Semester Exchange programs are eligible for up to $1000.
  • Participants of Language Immersion programs are eligible for up to $500.

Office of Study Abroad Scholarship Online Application

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.


Note: Office of Study Abroad Scholarships can only be applied to fall, spring or summer UCA sponsored programs such as: a UCA Faculty-Led Program, a Semester Exchange at a partner university, or a language immersion program. Independent programs arranged by a third party provider or students who design their own program are not eligible for this scholarship.


Additional Scholarship Information

The Nicole Wable Hatfield Scholarship

The Nicole Wable Hatfield Scholarship is open to Summer Short Term Study Abroad and Fall and Spring Semester Study Abroad. Please read application for eligibility requirements and deadlines.

HATFIELD Scholarship Application 15


Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SURF-Undergraduate Research Grant

Deadline Oct. 23, 2015

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



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

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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.