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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. 

*NEW* 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.