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 one to three UCEAP 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. Students:

  • Must be participating in a UCEAP Program in 2017-18 (in one of the preferred countries listed below)
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in Native American heritage
  • Undergraduate American Indian Studies majors and minors are preferred
  • Applicants should not have significant foreign travel experience
  • Applicants must be financial aid recipients at UCLA

Preferred Country List

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

Application Deadline

  • Application deadline for Winter and Spring 2018 programs abroad beginning in 2017 is October 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Application Instructions

  • Apply Here
  • Upload a copy of your most recent Financial Aid Notification letter.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship committee.  Applicants will be notified of decisions by November 2017.