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15 UC Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships for Year-Length UCEAP Programs
DATE: 11/3/2011
The Duttenhaver Scholars Program promotes education abroad in year-length UCEAP programs by highlighting the benefits that come with year-long participation and providing assistance to students who are considering this program option. 
Santa Barbara, CA (November 2011) — The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) recently announced the recipients for the Duttenhaver Scholars Program, which makes awards available to students who study abroad for an academic year on UCEAP programs. Scholarship recipients demonstrate academic and personal preparedness to study abroad for a year, as well as the desire to pursue academic and extracurricular experiences at an international destination to meet educational and career goals.
“We are honored to congratulate the recipients and pleased at the quality of applications we received demonstrating high academic achievement and dedication to global issues and awareness,” says Jean-Xavier Guinard, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of UCEAP. “I also wish to thank Linda Duttenhaver for her generous support of this important scholarship program, particularly during difficult economic times when this assistance can make a big impact on students considering the benefits of year-long study abroad programs.”
According to Duttenhaver, her year on UCEAP’s Bordeaux, France program changed her life and has inspired her to aid a new generation to study abroad.  The Duttenhaver Scholars Program is dedicated to year-length education abroad with UCEAP programs. Scholarships were expanded this year to assist students who have gone abroad for a semester and want to extend their stay to fully realize the benefits of year-long study. Ten of the 15 Duttenhaver Scholars were semester participants who took advantage of the UCEAP program extension option.
Over 40 study abroad scholarship awards of $5,000 are dispersed annually based on academic performance and financial need. Recipients for both the 2011 Duttenhaver Extension Scholars for the spring ($2,000 scholarships) and the UCEAP Duttenhaver Scholars Program ($5,000 scholarships) included 15 students from UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz.
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2011 Scholarship Recipients:
Duttenhaver Scholars for Southern Hemisphere (Departing Jan/Feb 2012) 
UC Irvine:
Michael Karakash (Chile)
UC San Diego: 
Arturo Uriostegui (Brazil)               
UC Santa Barbara:
Haziel Bustillo (Brazil)
Morgan Clark (New Zealand)
Pailin Srukhosit (New Zealand)
Duttenhaver Extension Scholars 
UC Berkeley:
Kelly Del Curto (Italy)
Christina Lopez (Thailand)
Briana Sherlock (Chile) 
UC Santa Cruz:
Javier Espinoza Borojos (Mexico)
Brittany Adams (Italy)
Haidang Nguyen (Australia)
UC San Diego:
Neda Shenaval (Korea)
Daniela Sarnacchiaro (Italy)
UC Santa Barbara:
Cynthia Guzman (Brazil)
Violeta Salinas Reyes (Brazil)
 The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) 
Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. UCEAP is the only study abroad provider representing the entire University of California system. Its partner universities span more than 40 countries worldwide, and its UC-approved programs are fully integrated to offer UC credit, grades and financial aid.