Undergraduate Travel Scholarships 


Description: The Center for Hellenic Studies will offer five travel scholarships to support undergraduate students traveling to Greece or Cyprus to participate in a UCSD educational or research program.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are enrolled in a course taking place in Greece or Cyprus or who are conducting research in Greece or Cyprus through an approved UCSD program.  Minimum GPA: 3.0. Preference will be given to students with financial need and transfer students, but everyone is welcome to apply.

Award: Up to $1,000 

Deadline: Rolling, until June 15, 2020.

Process: After students secure admission to an educational or research program, please submit an application with:

  1. Name
  2. Major/Minor
  3. Personal Statement (1-page maximum). This should include a description of enrolled courses or proposed research and a list of other scholarships you apply for. Please notify the Center of Hellenic Studies (contact info below) if you are awarded any scholarships.
  4. Statement of Need (1-page maximum)

Please submit your application to: Professor Denise Demetriou, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, at

Award Process: If awarded, funds will be provided through the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. All scholarships will first be applied towards the balance due to the university, if any, and only the difference will be issued to the student in the form of a refund. If the student is not enrolled in direct deposit The Office of Student Financial Services will mail a paper check to the address they have on file.

All scholarships must be incorporated in the student’s overall financial aid package. Generally speaking, when a student secures a scholarship it will first help reduce student work / student loan options before it could affect their grant aid. Scholarships intended to be used specifically for summer expenses will not displace financial aid unless the student is enrolled in Summer Session and receiving summer financial aid. Students should discuss possible changes to their financial aid with a counselor at, (858) 534-4480.

Reporting: Awardees will submit a one-page report of how living and learning in Greece or Cyprus has contributed to their educational experience. In addition, they may be asked to briefly share information about their experience at a Center for Hellenic Studies event during the academic year.