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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 02/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 02/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Program Description:

UCF Abroad Scholarship- Need

This award is specifically designed to help make study abroad programs accessible to students with documented financial need. To apply for this scholarship you must have first submitted an application and been accepted into a UCF Abroad program. 


Awards are made based on evaluations of written applications, need, merit and other factors. Awards can be up to $1000 for Summer or short-term programs; up to $1500 for full-semester programs.


To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Show financial need as defined by the Financial Aid office. 
  • Have a current free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid office. 
  • Submit a program application and pay the program deposit by the application deadline
  • Be a UCF degree seeking student
  • Be participating on a UCF study abroad program ( Exchange or 'UCF In') 
  • Be enrolled in UCF courses ( minimum 3 credits) 


Students must be participants in UCF Abroad Programs. Applications are not considered complete without a letter of reference submitted by the person listed in your application  and a personal statement by the posted deadline.  It is your responsibility to notify the contact providing your recommendation of the deadline for the scholarship to which you applied.

Your 1000 essay must discuss why you selected this particular program and the effects you expect it will have on your academic, personal and career goals. Essay should have very mechanical errors.
Recommendation letter should highlight the applicants academic abilities, community engagement or work ethics. Letter should also address how the applicant will benefit from this study abroad experience. 


Selection Process and Timeline

After the scholarship application deadline, the following selection process commences;

  1. All applications undergo an initial review by both the UCF Abroad and Financial Aid offices to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria listed above. For those applications that meet the application requirements by submitting all of the required materials and by demonstrating financial need, a committee review process starts. 

  2. All applications are reviewed by a committee, with membership selected from the UCF Abroad office,  as well as faculty and staff from other units of UCF. 

  3. The committee members rank scholarship applications using a common rubric based on the selection criteria, as well as the quality of student's submitted recommendation and of the student's personal statement. 

  4. A list of awardees is then generated based on the committee's rankings and feedback as well as the pool of available funding at that time, which may vary. 

  5. Recommendations for final awards are then forwarded to the appropriate units for processing, this could take 3-5 weeks depending on the time of year as well as other factors. 
    If you have questions in reference to this scholarship, please contact:
    Daren Caine