The Duttenhaver Scholarship 2021-2022
The Duttenhaver Scholars Program provides over 25 awards of $5,000 each to students who participate in year-long UCEAP programs. UCEAP and the donor, Linda Duttenhaver, value the benefits that come with a year-long program and want to encourage and assist students who are considering this option. Selections are based on academic performance and financial need. Applicants must have a passion for studying abroad and a willingness to embrace and learn from the host country’s customs, language, and culture.
- Supplemental Questions
- First Name
- Last Name
- Preferred Phone Number
- Preferred Email Address
- Secondary Email Address
- Please enter your GPA (i.e. 3.15)
- UC Campus
- Major 1
- Major 2 (put N/A if not applicable)
- Major 3 (put N/A if not applicable)
- Minor 1
- Minor 2
- Minor 3
- Please select your program
Class standing during term abroad
- Do you qualify for a Pell grant?
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree.
- Are you a first-generation college student?
Neither of your parents has graduated from college or university.
- Parent 1 education level:
- Parent 2 education level
- Are you currently or have you previously been part of the foster care system?
- Are you a veteran of the US Armed Forces?
- Did you transfer to UC from a California community college or state university or from another university outside the UC system?
- Gender Identity
- Will most of your classes be taught in English?
- If the UCEAP program you plan to attend is not taught in English, please state the language of instruction and rate your proficiency in it.
- Language of Instruction
- Reading Comprehension
- Speaking Ability
- Writing Ability
- If you are enrolled in a UCEAP program which will be taught in English, in a primarily non-English speaking country, please discuss how you plan to integrate language and culture study into your experience.
Informational QuestionsThe following questions are used for research purposes only. Your answers will not impact your scholarship eligibility.
Have you previously participated or are currently participating in a UCEAP study abroad program?
- Have any of your family members previously participated in a UCEAP study abroad program?
- Previous International Experience
- Do you have previous experience living, working, or studying outside of the United States?
- If yes, please specify the date, duration, location, and type of program, employment, or living situation:
Statement of Financial Need (250 words or less)
Provide an essay that explains your need for financial assistance. Please include how you plan to personally financially contribute to your program cost and if your family is going to contribute financially. Please also include information about any loans you have taken out up to this point.
Be as complete and candid as possible in your essay, particularly if you have any unusual circumstances that affect your eligibility for financial aid or your ability to pay for your study abroad program. Examples would include: first generation college student, re-entry student, single parent, parental unemployment, bankruptcy, unforeseen medical expenses, siblings in college, etc. Do not restate information from your Statement of Purpose.
Statement of Academic Preparation (250 words or less)
Tell us about your academic preparation for your time abroad. Explain how your major or focus of study is related to your host country and the opportunities available there. If your program is taught in English but you will live in a country where English is not the primary language, explain what you have done to prepare to live in this environment. If you have chosen your host country for a specific area of study, please indicate that and how you have prepared to take advantage of those courses.
The preferred qualification for the scholarship is a 3.0 GPA. If you have a GPA below 3.0, please use the Statement of Academic Preparation to explain why your GPA is below the requirement.
Statement of Purpose (750 words or less)
The Duttenhaver Scholars Program makes awards available for UCEAP students who will participate in a year-long EAP program. UCEAP and the donor, Linda Duttenhaver, value the benefits that come with a year-long program and want to encourage and assist students who are considering this option. These $5,000 awards will be disbursed based on academic performance and financial need. Applicants must have a passion for studying abroad and a willingness to embrace and learn from the host country's customs, language, and culture.
Students may anticipate that spending a year abroad will allow them to learn about themselves and others. When preparing to write your personal statement, think about how you will learn and grow from your time abroad. The selection committee is looking for students who approach the privilege of studying abroad with humility, who will be keen observers of their host country, and who will be open to new experiences.
Address how the country, language (if applicable), and specific program you selected will help you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Academic objectives for studying abroad:
- Which courses do you plan to take abroad? How will these courses complement or enhance what you have taken at your home UC campus? What do you hope to learn?
- Are there faculty members at your host university with whom you would like to study? Are there departments at your host university that offer unique perspectives on your area of study that are different from your home department?
Career objectives for studying abroad:
- Are there unique opportunities in your host country that will help to prepare you for your career?
- Do you plan to have an internship related to your career interests?
Personal growth opportunities for studying abroad:
- Why did you choose a year-long program?
- What do you hope to experience while abroad?
- How do you hope to grow personally while abroad?
Limit your essay to 750 words. Keep it focused, with concise and clear writing. Evaluators place great value on coherent writing, proper grammar, and accurate spelling. Have someone review your essay with these requirements in mind.
We strongly advise all students to take advantage of writing resources available on campus. A well-written essay, with correct grammar and punctuation, is one of the most important factors in the selection for receipt of scholarships.
Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, though not required. Seek to provide a strong letter of recommendation, such as one from a supervisor, TA or faculty member, or the head of a nonprofit where you have volunteered. The letter should come from someone who knows you and is familiar with your academic work and personal characteristics. A letter from a supervisor or TA who knows you well is more useful than a letter from a professor who cannot speak to your personal goals and previous successes. You may use a letter that has been solicited for your general EAP application. Personal references are not acceptable for this application.
You may upload a letter yourself if you have a PDF copy. If you would like a letter to be uploaded by the recommender, then please complete the following question with the recommender’s contact information so that we may request a letter for you. Be sure to contact your recommender in advance to confirm that he or she is willing and able to upload a letter for you by the deadline of March 15 (for Fall departures) or October 15 (for Spring Departures).
- Letter of Recommendation
- I certify that all information reported in my application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
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