The UCLA Kimura Airfare Scholarship was established in 2019 by donation from Stephanie and Mark Kimura. This scholarship supports UCLA students who partake in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) to study abroad in a university or college setting (rather than travel or internship programs). Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate financial need and who will study abroad for three to twelve months. The UCLA Kimura Airfaire Grant will cover just over $900 of a student’s airfare.

Application Criteria

  • Must be a first-generation college student identified as a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not attend a four-year college or receive a college degree.
  • Current UCLA undergraduate student who will attend a UCEAP program for at least one academic term (e.g. summer, quarter, semester, or year abroad).
  • Financial-aid recipient at UCLA.
  • No previous study abroad participation.
  • Good academic standing at UCLA.

Application Period

Applications for programs starting in Summer/Fall 2021 will open on January 4 and are due on February 27, 2021.

Application Instructions

  • Login to ucla.academicworks.com.
  • Complete the General Application.
  • Complete additional scholarship-specific questions.

Applications will be reviewed by the UCLA IEO Scholarship Committee.  Applicants will be notified of decisions in by mid-March 2021.