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UCEAP Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Remembering friends of UCEAP and creating Lasting Legacies

The UCEAP Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to allow alumni, staff, faculty and friends of UCEAP to have a lasting impact on our students and program. While this fund recognizes donations of any amount in memory of an individual, collective or individual donations over $5,000 will be recognized by name on our UCEAP Memorial Scholarship Fund plaque, located in the lobby of UCEAP's Systemwide headquarters. Contributions to this fund will provide scholarships to students participating in UCEAP study abroad programs with demonstrated financial need.  
We are currently accepting gifts in memory of Professor John Marcum.  Professor Marcum was the director of the Education Abroad Program for the University of California system from 1990 to 2007, a position that allowed him to promote his twin passions for internationalism and higher education. Learn more about Professor Marcum’s life and legacy, here.

On November 2, 2013, family and friends gathered for A Celebration of John Arthur Marcum at Merrill College on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.  Mary McMahon, UCEAP Regional Director and former Executive Assistant to John, was honored to be included as a guest speaker at the service.  To read more about Mary’s experiences with John, click here.

Dr. Peter Wollitzer was the first individual recognized by the UCEAP Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Prior to joining UCEAP, Peter was the Assistant Director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies. From 1986 to 2006, Peter served as a UCEAP Regional Director of programs in Asia and Africa.  In addition to his 20 year tenure at UCEAP, Peter served on a wide range of international task forces and boards.  During his junior year of college, Peter demonstrated his pioneering spirit and passion for study abroad by participating in UCEAP’s program in Bordeaux, France.  At a 2006 celebration in his honor, Peter was presented with a plaque on behalf of UCEAP. It reads: 
“From Bordeaux to Beijing, dreaming new worlds, challenging expectations, lifting standards, serving as both student and exemplar of creative achievement in International Education.”   

Other Ways to Give

As a leading provider in study abroad for 50 years, UCEAP has helped thousands of students benefit from international education. Scholarship support for students studying abroad is critical to our mission to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills for work and life in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Funding for scholarships makes study abroad available and affordable to larger numbers of students each year.

How to​ Give


To make a gift to the UCEAP Memorial Scholarship Fund, send a check payable to “UC Regents”.  Please include the name of the individual to be recognized.
Contributions to UCEAP may be mailed (checks payable to “UC Regents”) to:
Development Office
UC Education Abroad Program Systemwide Office
6950 Hollister Avenue, Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117-5823
To learn more about giving to UCEAP, contact Elizabeth Janis Perl at or call 805-893-4233. 
Thank you for supporting UCEAP’s commitment to excellence and opportunity through your gift. Together, we can ensure that the benefits of study abroad are enjoyed by generations of students to come.