Africana Studies Awards to Arizona in the French Caribbean

The Africana Studies Award Fund benefits full-time UA undergraduate students in good standing (IN ANY MAJOR) who wish to participate in the Arizona in the French Caribbean summer program.

Link to program's description:

Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018

Application requirements (to be submitted via the Study Abroad application process (link above):

1. Statement of Intent - Write a statement of intent that addresses BOTH of the following (no specific length required):
    *Why is studying abroad important to your education?
    *What are your personal objectives and how will this program in the French Caribbean help you achieve them?
2. One unoffical copy of your college transcript
3. Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a UA faculty member)
Applications should be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday January 26. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have turned in all requested documentation and our office has verified eligibility. This means that the first TWELVE applicants who qualify will automatically get the awards. These awards can be used in conjunction with other scholarships.
Awards will be paid after: 1) The awardees have submitted their complete application, 2) Awardees have paid the non-refundable deposit to the Study Abroad Office, and 3) Sufficient enrollment for the program to run is reached. Recipients must use the award in summer 2018.

Who Can Apply?: 

Full-time UA student in good standing (ANY MAJOR)


  • Full-time UA student in good standing (ANY MAJOR)
  • Required: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Value of Scholarship: 

12 awards of $3,000 each


For more information on program, lodging, costs, deadlines, scholarships, and/or financial aid, contact: Dr. Jennifer (520-621-0655) in the Africana Studies Program or Ms. Lisa Tucker, (520-626-9273) in the Study Abroad Office.

Number of Awards: 

12 awards of $3,000 each

Application Available: 

Currently, accepting applications.  Application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4:00pm.