UA Study Abroad Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

The UA Study Abroad Office manages several scholarships designed to help eligible students afford the costs of studying abroad. Our office will automatically determine your eligibility for the scholarships we manage upon starting a study abroad application.* You DO NOT need to fill out a separate scholarship application with the exception of the Diversity Scholarship. We will notify you as to whether you have been awarded any of these scholarships PRIOR to the deadline by which you need to financially commit to your study abroad program. Below you will find the eligibility requirements of the scholarships we manage.

Your eligibility will be automatically determined for the following:

Allison Feldman Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship

University of Arizona graduate and UA Study Abroad alumna Allison Feldman passed away at 31 years old, the result of murder. Her family and friends created an endowment in her name to memorialize her transformative study abroad experience in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, in 2004. Her father, Harley Feldman, encouraged Allison to study abroad, and says she returned to the U.S. more confident, excited about life, and a fluent Spanish speaker. He and Allison’s mother, Elayne, along with close friends, hope to turn this tragedy into something positive by providing study abroad opportunities to deserving UA students. Award amount will be $500 eligible to be used towards Academic Year, Semester, Summer, Winter or Spring Break study abroad programs.

  • Currently enrolled University of Arizona sophomores, juniors, or seniors 
  • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange, direct enroll programs, or attending a UA Microcampus 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Must participate in a study abroad program during which you will enroll in full-time equivalency during your term abroad
  • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year 

 

The UA Study Abroad Travel Grant

The University of Arizona Travel Grant is a competitive award offered by UA Study Abroad and distributed to applicants with high financial need. Grants are awarded at $1,000 for semester programs, $500 for summer & $250 for winter and spring break programs.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Currently enrolled University of Arizona student
  • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange, direct enroll programs, or attending a UA Microcampus.
  • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year and have an Estimated Family Contribution of less than 8,000
  • Must not have received the Travel Grant previously
  • Must be willing to help promote study abroad at the University of Arizona or the greater community upon your return. After returning from your study abroad program, students are required to fulfill 5 hours of service by choosing an option below.
    • Volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair in September (assisting with setup, managing booths, and takedown)
    • UA Study Abroad Marketeer (work under direction of study abroad to develop/deliver marketing materials/information)

 

You will need to complete an essay in your UA Study Abroad Application for the following:

Diversity Scholarship

UA Global is committed to increasing diversity in the students we send out on study abroad programs. Not only is this a matter of equity, but it stands at the cornerstone of our mission to show the international community the full range of Americans who form the fabric of our society. Toward that end, we have created the UA Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship that awards two $2,500 scholarships each term (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer) to outstanding students willing to invest a substantial amount of time upon their return from their program encouraging other underrepresented students to consider studying abroad.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • To be considered, you must be a member of a student group that makes up a disproportionately small portion of UA students studying abroad. This includes:
    • LGBTQ+ Students
    • Students from Diverse Ethnic/Cultural Backgrounds
    • Student Veterans
    • Students with a Physical or Learning Disability
    • Non-Traditional Students (i.e. over 25 years of age and/or students with children)
    • First Generation College Students
  • Currently enrolled University of Arizona student
  • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange, direct enroll programs, or attending a UA Microcampus for the Fall, Spring, or Summer term.
  • Must not have received the UA Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship in a previous cycle
  • Must be willing to help promote study abroad to underrepresented students. After returning from your study abroad program, students are required to fulfill 10 hours of service working with our Study Abroad Recruiter in performing the following:
    • Classroom Visits
    • Community Center Events
    • Study Abroad Events
    • Social Media & Blogging
    • And More