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UC Merced Study Abroad Stories of Interest

The great thing about study abroad scholarships is that they count against unmet need and loans before they have any impact on grants and scholarships. You could use $750-5,000 in scholarship funding to offset your study abroad costs. Winter is scholarship application season for students leaving to study abroad in the summer or fall with applications due mid-Feb to mid-Mar. Every year, UC Merced students leave more than $250,000 on the table by never applying for study abroad scholarships.

Here are the scholarships to consider right now (download a flyer):

Gilman | Duttenhaver & Dan Wise | Promise Awards | Incentive Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship aims to increase the diversity of the students who go abroad, the destinations in which they study, and a diversity of institutions (including Hispanic-Serving Institutions like UC Merced). Students must be US citizens and eligible for the Pell Grant.
Deadline: Tues, Mar 3, 2015
Value: Up to $5,000
Application complexity: ★★★★☆
Likelihood of winning award: ★★★☆☆
More information: Website
Application: Online application

UCEAP Duttenhaver Scholars Program & Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship

The Duttenhaver and Dan Wise awards aim to promote yearlong study abroad. Students must participate in UCEAP programs for a year and have financial need. Dan Wise is for France only.
Deadline: Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Value: $5,000
Application complexity: ★★★★★
Likelihood of winning award: ★★★★☆
More information: Website
Application: Online application

UCEAP Promise Awards

The Promise Awards are a grouping of UCEAP awards to increase access to study abroad. Students must participate in UCEAP programs and have financial need.
Deadline:

Summer: Sun, Feb 15, 2015
Fall & year: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Value: Summer: $1,000
Fall & year: $2,000
Application complexity: ★★★☆☆
Likelihood of winning award: ★★☆☆☆
More information: Website
Application: Summer online application
Fall online application

UCM-UCEAP Incentive Study Abroad Scholarships

The Incentive Scholarships are intended to encourage students to submit an application for a competitive "target" scholarship—the Gilman, the Duttenhaver or Dan Wise, or the Promise Awards—and require that you provide evidence that you applied for the target scholarship.
Deadline:

Summer for Promise Awards: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Gilman (for all terms): Weds, Mar 4, 2015
Duttenhaver & Dan Wise: Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Fall & year for Promise Awards: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Value: $750
Application complexity: ★☆☆☆☆
Likelihood of winning award: ★★★★☆
More information: Incentive Scholarship for Duttenhaver & Dan Wise
Incentive Scholarship for Gilman
Incentive Scholarship for Promise Awards
Application: Incentive Scholarship for Duttenhaver & Dan Wise
Incentive Scholarship for Gilman
Incentive Scholarship for Promise Awards

 

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