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Fellowships and other awards are open only to students accepted to UCDC. In addition to the opportunities below, we encourage you to see other options listed in the UCDC database under Resource Library and to consult with your campus coordinator for additional sources of funding offered through your campus. 

Subsidizing Unpaid Interns Program (SUIP)

(Fall, Winter, and Spring)

The SUIP Program is designed to help students who particiapte in UCDC Academic terms to better afford their term in Washington, DC and to allow them to particpate fully in the program.

ELIGIBILITY: Any UCDC Student who secures:

  • an unpaid internship can receive $1,000.
  • an internship compensated less than $1,000 will receive the difference up to $1,000.

All academic program particiants are automatically eligible for the program once they have secured an internship and provided the appropriate documentation (including compensation verfiication by internship organization) to UCDC staff. Funds are disbursed through the students' home campus financial aid office.

Stephanie R. Sides UCDC Scholarship

(Winter quarter / Spring semester)

Two $1,000 fellowships are available each winter quarter / spring semester for UCDC participants who demonstrate financial need and an interest in social justice or international diplomacy. The scholarships are supported by a donation from Stephanie Sides, a UC Berkeley graduate (’76) and longtime writer and instructor at UC San Diego. 

Stephanie R. Sides Scholarship Application 

Application deadline: November 3, 2023 DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 10

Questions? Contact fellowship@ucdc.edu.

Science Policy Internship Program (SPIP)

In cooperation with the National Science Foundation, and the American Chemical Society, a Science Policy Internship Program (SPIP) has been established.  Students enrolled in science, engineering, and mathematics majors are encouraged to apply to SPIP to experience how scientists and engineers play in an important role in national policymaking, government regulation, and other activities at the interface of science and public policy.  Internships can be performed at a variety of organizations including the American Chemical Society, Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services Administration, and many others. Awards can be up to $1500.

For more information: https://chemistry.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/research/sci-policy.html

To Apply: Fill out THIS FORM

HACU - Southwest Airlines Lanzate Travel Award Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Airlines have announced the 2024 ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program. Online applications will be accepted from college student through April 26, 2024.  For complete eligibility and additional guidelines, click here.

“For many students the challenge of leaving home for the first time is debilitating in their pursuit for higher education,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “The ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program, a successful partnership between HACU and Southwest Airlines for nearly two decades, has allowed students the opportunity to stay connected with their families while remaining focused on their educational pursuits.”

Southwest Airlines tickets are awarded to undergraduate and graduate Hispanic students with socio-economic needs who journey away from home to pursue higher education. Students must submit an essay and enrollment verification with their application. Each student is eligible to receive between one and four e-passes for use by the student or immediate family to travel to/from a college or university.

For complete eligibility and guidelines, click here.

To begin an application, click here. Download the program flyer here.