In partnership with the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, the International Education Office is pleased to announce a new UCEAP Scholarship for Indigenous Studies. The Indigenous Studies scholarship is designed to support UCLA students who aspire to understand indigenous issues from a global perspective.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who are able to demonstrate how their program abroad will enhance their undergraduate education. The University of California has generously established this fund so that UCLA students may learn from indigenous communities throughout various regions of the world.


Scholarships amounts will vary and will be awarded to qualified UCLA EAP students.

Application Criteria

Please note that these scholarships will be awarded through a competitive application process. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate that the experience of studying abroad will have great impact academically. Recipients of the scholarship will need to submit a written report (including pictures) on how the experience traveling abroad impacted their life.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in Native American heritage.
  • Undergraduate American Indian Studies majors and minors are preferred.
  • Applicants should not have significant previous foreign travel experience.
  • Applicants must be financial aid recipients at UCLA.
  • Should be participating in a UCEAP Program in 2018-19 (in one of the preferred countries listed below).


Preferred Country List

  • Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa

Application Deadline

  • The deadline to apply for students going on 2018 summer and fall programs abroad is May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Application Instructions

  • Apply Here
  • Upload a copy of your most recent Financial Aid Notification letter.
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions the end of June 2018.