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Jane Hett Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad


Application Site: Academic Works

Application Opening Date: To be determined later

Thanks to the generosity of the family and friends of former ERC Dean of Student Affairs Jane Hett and other friends of the college, ERC is able to offer a few study-abroad scholarships each year, usually ranging between $500 and $1,000. Any ERC student in good academic standing is eligible to apply. ERC academic counselors and staff in the Programs Abroad Office at International Center can help you in identifying and selecting an appropriate study abroad program.

While all students may apply, priority consideration will be given to students who demonstrate the highest need for financial aid.

Factors considered in awarding the scholarships include:

  • how your academic program, performance, and goals relate to your study-abroad plans
  • whether the program you choose will provide educational experiences you otherwise might not have
  • the extent to which financial need is a factor in whether you will study abroad
  • how you might effectively share your experience upon returning to ERC

Normally ERC scholarships will be awarded for participation in an academic program or a service or field experience; both EAP and OAP programs qualify. If you are receiving financial aid, an ERC award would become part of your aid package and might reduce your need for loans.

Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS)



The Council of Provosts has established the Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) program to encourage undergraduate research and experiential learning.

TRELS awards fall under 4 categories:

  • TRELS Quarterly ($1,000)
  • TRELS Study Abroad ($3,000)
  • TRELS Summer ($5,000) 
  • TRELS travel funding (variable)

For more information and the deadlines for each of these awards, see Academic Enrichment Program.

A TRELS program may be used to conduct any STEM or non-STEM research. Students have used the award to build a 3-D printer from scratch, write plays and poetry, intern in labs, explore the structure of proteins, subsidize the cost of study abroad, investigate the living conditions of refugees at the Mexican border, research hunger in Africa, experiment with facial recognition in infants ... All research is eligible for one of the TRELS awards.

The only caveat is that the 2020 TRELS program has been re-designed to accommodate the University’s COVID-19 policies. Until further notice, all components of a project, from conducting research to submitting the final product, must be undertaken remotely. More information about the Study Abroad and Summer TRELS will be provided later in the Fall or Winter quarters as the university’s COVID-related policies become clearer.

ERC’s TRELS Quarterly award

ERC will award approximately 45 Quarterly TRELS for the 2020-21 academic year, with 15 being awarded in each quarter. This year, the TRELS Quarterly will be awarded in 3 categories:

  1. TRELS Open: For projects in any discipline
  2. TRELS Service: For service internships with humanitarian/social justice orgs. While applicants are expected to find the organization they would like to work with, the College may also be able to find suitable internships.
  3. TRELS BES: For projects that involve the Black Experience. Black Experience Scholarships may focus on any aspect of the African American experience or the Black experience anywhere in the African Diaspora.

For more information about the TRELS program, please contact ERC’s Coordinator for Global Service, Lorna Hirae-Reese:

Apply for the ERC Quarterly at:

TRELS is intended to expose students to experiential learning, including, but not limited to research, guided artistic or creative projects, and public service opportunities, under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty member.The following guide offers helpful tips on ways to connect with a professor. 


Funds for Conference Travel


Modest funds are available to Eleanor Roosevelt College students for travel to domestic professional conferences. Students may only receive funding for ONE trip per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), on a reimbursement bases. The application MUST be submitted 4 weeks prior to travel for approval.


Currently enrolled and registered students in Eleanor Roosevelt College AND in "good" academic standing. Students that are on leave or on proportion are ineligible for travel funding.


$300.00 per person each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)

Can be used for the following expenses: Conference registration, transportation, lodging, poster printing expenses, and food.

Application Process:

Provost Office will review all the applications and make a decision. 


As scholarships are given on a reimbursement basis, the traveler must pay all the expenses. Upon returning, they must submit all the original receipts to the Colleges Business Office. The traveler will be reimbursed after the receipts have been submitted. 

Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) Scholarships

Academic Enrichment Programs logo

AEP offers UC San Diego undergraduates the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic or professional preparation in virtually any academic major including science, math, engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities. AEP initiatives are designed to encourage such students to pursue postbaccalaureate Ph.D.'s, MDs and others by providing them the experience of conducting research under the guidance of UC San Diego faculty mentors and to present research findings at noted undergraduate research conferences in the company of peers and established scientists

Scholarships include:

California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)

McNair Program

Summer Research Program (SRP)

UC Scholars

Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)

Information about other scholarship opportunities can be found on the AEP website.

Remote Internships & Scholarships





Academic Internship Program

Academic internships

Academic Internship Program

Child Family Health International

Global Internships, $975 four weeks

Child Family Health International

Scholarship - Susan Hershey Memorial Scholarship Program, The first application deadline is June 15th, 2020. For a limited time, applicants can use coupon code AppFee2020 to waive the $45 application fee for all CFHI virtual opportunities.

City Internships

All program elements, which include program-length (8 weeks or more) work placements and an accompanying schedule of career readiness and skills training classes and workshops, may be attended in-person or remotely (or any combination thereof on a flexible basis) at the student’s discretion.

City Internships

Department of Energy: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

Research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission

Department of Energy

Mexican Field Migration Program (MMFRP)

A year-long, community-based research practicum on migration and social justice

Mexican Migration Field Research Program

Project Concern International

Human Trafficking Prevention Intern

Project Concern International


Remote editing, remote business development, remote digital marketing, visual nonprofit management, virtual marketing, virtual communications, virtual creative writing, virtual content writing, tourism marketing & business development


San Diego Family Justice Center

Research, program development, grant writing, fundraising, media outreach, public relations (4-week background check required)

San Diego Family Justice Center

Triton Research and Experiential Leanring (TRELS)

Four main initiatives:

1.) TRELS quarterly awards

2.) TRELS summer research program

3.) TRELS study abroad scholarship

4.) TRELS travel funding



Child and Migration Protection Intern, Community Engagement Intern, Corporate Partnerships Intern, Social Media Intern, Market Intern


United Nations Foundation

Advocacy, Communications, Data, Development, Family Planning, Legislation, Policy Planning Youth Engagement

United Nations Foundation