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Award:  Need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Summer Award up to $3,000/ Quarter & Semester up to $5,000/ Academic Year up to $7,000


UC San Diego deadline: early March. Application materials are available in early February.

Agency deadline: early April, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

Undergraduate with a minimum of 2.8 GPA

Pursuing first bachelor's degree

Candidates must work with the Study Abroad Adviser to ensure that the application is officially submitted and that all supporting documents are attached by the final deadline.


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Apply to Freeman-Asia

The Freeman-Asia Scholarships requires an endorsement from the UC San Diego Institutional Advisor, Kim Burton (contact info below). It is recommended that applicants review the requirements and meet with the institutional advisor before applying.

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Contact Information


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Contact: Kim Burton, EAP Office
Phone:  (858) 534-1123

Kim Burton also advises on the Boren, Gilman, Freeman-Asia, and Critical Language Scholarships.