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Scholarships

The UCA Office of Education 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 Education 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 Travel Advisory website 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 Associate Vice President for Global Learning and Engagement, Legal Counsel, the Provost and Executive Vice President and the President of the University of Central Arkansas.

Scholarship Overview

NameUndergraduate or Advanced DegreesEligibility DescriptionLink
Semester Exchange/Direct Enroll ScholarshipUndergraduateOpen to undergraduate participants of UCA sponsored semester exchange or direct enroll programs. See web page for more details.
For other two add: See web page for more details.
Eligible participants of UCA sponsored education abroad programs may apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored education abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms. Participants of Semester Exchange or Direct Enroll programs are eligible for up for $750 to $2,000Link
Undergraduate Study Abroad ScholarshipUndergraduateOpen to undergraduate participants of UCA sponsored summer faculty-led or language immersion programs. See web page for more details.Eligible participants of UCA sponsored education abroad programs may apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored education abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms. Participants of Faculty-Led Programs are eligible for $750 to $2,000. Participants of Language Immersion Programs are eligible for $500 to $1,000.Link
Graduate Study Abroad ScholarshipAdvanced DegreesOpen to graduate participants of UCA sponsored summer faculty-led or language immersion programs. See web page for more details.Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored study abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicantsLink
The Robert & Carol Adcock Study Abroad Scholarship Undergraduate / Advanced DegreesOpen to UCA students who will be participating in a UCA sponsored study abroad program. Priority is given to students who have declared a foreign languages major or minor. This scholarship is to support students who want to further their education through a UCA-supported program abroad. See language department homepage
Nicole Wable Hatfield International Study ScholarshipUndergraduate / Advanced Degrees"Open to degree-seeking UCA student participants in summer programs and semester exchange students.
- minimum 3.0 GPA.
- must be earning academic credit while abroad.
- Preference given to France.
- Preference given to students with 60+ credits at UCA
Nicole Hatfield understood the transformative value of living and studying in a country different from one’s native culture. The Nicole Wable Hatfield International Study Scholarship enables UCA students to benefit from their own experiences while developing their global perspective. Students of French are particularly encouraged to apply.Link
EDGE FundingUndergraduateOpen to students majoring in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesVarious activities and programs (including research projects, service-learning activities, study abroad opportunities, or internships) can be EDGE eligible.Link
Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)UndergraduateOpen to undergraduate students who have completed 30+ credit hours by January 1, 2021, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien, have the commitment of a mentor with tenure/tenure track or full-time faculty status, and be working toward an undergraduate degree. SURF provides undergrads an opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with a faculty member to carry out in-depth research, scholarship or creative projects. SURF awards are prestigious and can give students a competitive edge in the marketplace and when applying to grad schools.Link
UCA Foundation ScholarshipsUndergraduate / Advanced DegreesOpen to all currently enrolled and admitted students. Scholarship criteria varies with grade level, major, GPA and other factors.The UCA Foundation provides a privately funded scholarship program that offers additional educational opportunities to UCA studentsLink
Public Scholarships, Fellowships and other Opportunitiessee options belowVariedSee below
Gillman ScholarshipUndergraduateOpen to any Pell-grant eligible student in good standing at the university who is participating in a 3 week or longer study abroad program or international internship program. Up to $5000 toward costs, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, and passport and visa fees. Link
Freeman ScholarshipUndergraduate / Advanced DegreesOpen to US citizens currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program with demonstrated financial need and planning to study abroad in AsiaApplications must be endorsed by the Education Abroad Office and the university. Awards can be used to help with program costs as well as airfare, room and board, transportation and other costs. Link

 


Public Scholarships, Fellowships and other Opportunities

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 contact the appropriate faculty or staff member below for specific information on applying.

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarships www.gilmanscholarship.org/ For more information, contact: Natalie Flemming, natalief@uca.edu

Boren Awards for International Study www.borenawards.org  

Critical Language Scholarship Program CLScholarship.org For more information, contact: Natalie Flemming, natalief@uca.edu

Fulbright us.fulbrightonline.org For more information, contact: Dr. Allison Wallace, allisonw@uca.edu

Fulbright Study/Research Awards us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/study-research

English Teaching Assistant Awards us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/english-teaching-assistant-awards

Freeman ASIA Scholarship Programs www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA/About

Japan Bridging Scholarships www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships

See below for more opportunities: