UCLA Summer Travel Study Scholarships:

The UCLA International Education Office is pleased to provide scholarships to cover full program fees for students selected for the Summer Travel Study scholarship! The scholarships are designed for students who want to engage deeply with their program and develop projects that will highlight their experience abroad to others. (Note: UCEAP is not Summer Travel Study; these are two different program types.)


Scholarship Guidelines and Expectations

Scholarship recipients are expected to fulfill, at a minimum, the expectations outlined below:

  • While abroad: Capture and document their Travel Study experience through photographs, videos, and/or blogs to share online through email and social media
  • On campus: Assist in promoting study abroad programs and resources upon their return to campus for the full year following their return from abroad.

Selected recipients agree to:

  • Complete of a minimum of 100 service hours
  • Communicate with IEO staff about project details and events on a regular basis
  • Attend outreach events as needed
  • Attend scholarship meetings throughout the year
  • Complete all components of project proposals outlined and discussed during the scholarship meetings with staff

Every applicant must select an emphasis either as a Program Correspondent or Outreach Coordinator:

Program Correspondent Track

  • Reflection on the study abroad experience through written, oral, or other creative means as a part of the final project. Material submitted would be shared on the IEO website, IEO blog, social media pages, UCLA Media, departmental websites, and presentations. These can be shared during your program or afterward, depending on the type of project. Projects may include the creation of:
    • a program blog,
    • a program video,
    • a digital program guide,
    • a photo blog, or
    • a unique creative project highlighting the program.
  • Dedicate a minimum of 80 service hours to correspondent activities and projects during the summer and fall quarter. The majority of the designated assignments should be completed during the summer months. The remaining time will be spent on tasks supporting general outreach efforts during the academic year, which may include engaging in social media, disseminating flyers, making class announcements, collaborating with student organizations, attending information sessions, participating in routine meetings, peer advising, and administrative assignments to support the marketing team.
  • Students are expected to keep a record of their contributions, as these records will be submitted for review to ensure scholarship expectations have been met.
  • Attendance to all scholarship meetings before and after your program is mandatory. These meetings include orientation, training and project meetings with your respective scholarship advisor.
  • Correspondents are expected to check their email on a regular basis and respond to all emails within 2 business days to ensure that all deadlines are being met and meetings are kept.
  • In the event that you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointments or campus events, written 24 hours notice and make-up attendance at another meeting or campus event is required.

OR

Outreach Coordinator Track

  • The design and implementation of outreach projects during the academic year. Scholarship recipients will be expected to carry out and manage one major individual project, or a series of smaller group assignments.
  • Dedicate a minimum of 80 service hours to outreach activities and projects upon return to campus the following academic year. In addition to individual projects, coordinators will be asked to support general outreach efforts which include engaging in social media, disseminating flyers, making class announcements, collaborating with student organizations, attending information sessions, participating in routine meetings, peer advising, and administrative assignments to support the marketing team.
  • Students are expected to keep a record of their contributions, as these records will be submitted for review each quarter to ensure scholarship expectations have been met.
  • Attendance to all scholarship meetings and workshops before and after your program dates are mandatory. These meetings include orientation, training, and project meetings with your respective scholarship advisor as well as group meetings with the Outreach Coordinator team.
  • Outreach Coordinators are expected to check their provided email on a regular basis and respond to all emails within 2 business days to ensure that all deadlines are being met and meetings kept.
  • In the event that you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointments or campus events, written 24 hours notice and make-up attendance at another meeting or campus event is required.

Awards

  • Scholarships in the amount of the recipient’s full Summer Travel Study program fee.*

*The scholarship does not cover airfare, textbooks, optional courses not included in the program fee, and any other expenses not included in the official UCLA Travel Study program fee.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a University of California continuing undergraduate student*, in good academic standing, and participating in a Summer Travel Study program;
  • Applicants must have either confirmed participation in a Travel Study program with their $300 deposit (submitted upon program registration) or are currently waitlisted on a full program.

*This scholarship is not open to graduating seniors.

Application Dates

  • The summer 2018 scholarship application will open on January 12th, 2018.
  • The application deadline for summer 2018 is February 25th, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  • Final scholarship results will be sent out on March 28th, 2018.

Application Instructions

  1. You must be currently registered in a Travel Study program to access the online application form. If you are a waitlisted student, please contact the IEO for the full list of application questions. Waitlisted students will need to email application responses to info@ieo.ucla.edu. 
  2. Complete the online scholarship application questions. Within the online application, you will also be asked to:

    • Submit a proposal (PDF): Explain your plan for completing the designated track. Please use your creativity to describe at least 3-4 ideas you have for executing your project.
    • Provide supplemental information: If you are interested in the Program Correspondent track, please provide social media/design/visual samples of previous work you have done that will support your proposal. For example, you can submit photos, videos, blogs, graphic design work, travel writing, websites you’ve designed, interviews you’ve conducted, etc. (digital submissions only).
    • Provide your class schedule and availability for potential interviews.
  3. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to provide the contact information and title of 3 professional and/or personal references.
  4. Finalists may be invited for an interview during Winter Quarter. You will be asked to confirm your class schedule and availability.

*The scholarship is very competitive and selections are made after a full review by the IEO scholarship committee. Please review further financial aid and scholarship options in addition to fund your program. If you are selected for the scholarship, the IEO Scholarship Committee will discuss the details of your proposal and will outline the minimum expectations required based on your individual project.

*Failure to comply with the scholarship guidelines will result in the REVOCATION of all dispersed scholarship funds. Students will be expected to pay program fees in full in the event of revocation. Scholarship recipients are required to record their contributions and present this documentation to the IEO Scholarship Committee at the end of each quarter.