UCEAP First Generation Scholarship

The UCEAP First Generation Scholarship was established in 2018 to motivate first-generation college students to study abroad. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a UCLA student participating on a UCEAP program! See Eligibility Criteria. This scholarship can be applied to UCEAP virtual programs, but the award amount may be reduced.

Applicants will also be considered for the UCLA Kimura Airfare Grant, which covers $900 of student’s airfare. The Kimura Airfare grant is the result of a generous donation from UCLA alumni Stephanie and Mark Kimura. Recipients of this grant will have a small service commitment. No additional application required.

Note: IEO strives to provide scholarship funds broadly to assist the maximum number of applicants. As such, multiple awards per applicant are unlikely.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What term will you be studying abroad?
  2. Which UCEAP program have you selected? Please enter the official name of the program. (NOTE: UCLA Travel Study program participants are not eligible for this scholarship).
  3. Prior Study Abroad Experience:
    • Have you previously studied abroad?
    • If so, where, when and for how long? (If no, please enter N/A)
  4. How has your experience as a first-generation college student shaped your academic and professional goals? (Max. 500 words)
  5. How do you expect studying abroad will influence your professional and personal goals? (Max. 500 words)