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 Airfare 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

Application for programs starting in Winter/Spring 2022 will open on September 15, 2021 and is due on November 30, 2021.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply to the UCEAP First Generation Scholarship by following these steps:

  • Login to
  • Complete the General Application.
  • Complete application for the UCEAP First Generation Scholarship.

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