Scholarships for Study Abroad Programs

Please see below for a sampling of scholarships for academic study abroad.

The Office of Study Abroad Scholarship

Participants of UCA sponsored Study Abroad programs may apply for an Office of Study Abroad Scholarship. The Summer 2017 and Spring 2017 scholarship application deadline is: November 30, 2016.  Applicants will be notified about the scholarship before the university closes for winter break. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored study abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms.

To apply: A letter of recommendation must be submitted from a professor to support each student’s 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 or

  • 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

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 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.


Robert and Carol Adcock Scholarship

Deadline December 1st 

Please submit application to Irby 207, Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures.

The Robert and Carol Adcock Scholarship is open to summer and semester exchange students. Please read application for additional eligibility requirements and deadlines.


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

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.

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarships

Boren Awards for International Study

Critical Language Scholarship Program


Fulbright Study/Research Awards

English Teaching Assistant Awards

Please see below for more opportunities:

National Fellowship Opportunities


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.