The UCLA International Institute is pleased to announce the Shirley and Walter Wang Study Abroad Scholarship, which will be awarded to UCLA students registered for one of the UCLA Study Abroad programs (UCLA Travel Study, UCLA Global Internship Program, or UCEAP).

The Wang Scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Shirley and Walter Wang, who wish to encourage UCLA students to study abroad. This scholarship is designed for middle-income students, with a preference for First-Generation and STEM students. However, all students are encouraged to apply who meet the application criteria. Up to three scholarships will be awarded for Summer/Fall 2024 in the amount of $2,000 each.

Application Period

Summer/Fall Programs January 5, 2024 March 1, 2024
Winter/Spring Programs October 1, 2024 November 15, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled UCLA undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Applicant must be registered for a UCLA Study Abroad program.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must be considered middle income, with family incomes over $65,000 and up to $150,000 per year (based on FAFSA and Financial Aid Office).
  • Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Students participating in virtual programs are not eligible.

Please note that this scholarship will be awarded through a competitive application process. Students must comply with program registration/application deadlines to be eligible for this scholarship.

Application Instructions

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  • Complete the General Application.
  • Complete additional scholarship-specific questions when application for your program term opens.

Applications will be reviewed by the UCLA IEO Scholarship Committee. Award announcements will be made mid-March for summer/fall programs and early December for winter/spring programs.