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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. Contributions to this growing endowment provide scholarships to students participating in UCEAP study abroad programs with demonstrated financial need.  As of 2014, the fund is providing two scholarships annually, honoring students who study abroad in Africa or Asia.

UCEAP is currently accepting gifts in memory of Bill and Olivia Allaway.  Director Allaway created The Global Campus, as he called UCEAP, in 1960.  To build it required hard and sustained work and determination, but also a wide range of skills – of leadership, diplomacy, management and scholarship, to name a few, as well as a great deal of charisma that would inspire others to follow in his lifelong crusade and enterprise. The legacy that Director Allaway leaves is remarkable, meaningful, powerful and forever lasting.  During his 29 years of leadership,  Bill’s wife Olivia was always there to provide support and comfort to our students, staff and faculty. She was a beam of contagious happiness that shone on our community for so long, and her comforting presence, her radiant smile and her kindness will live with us always.

William H. Allaway 1924-2014

As the founding director of UCEAP in 1960 and throughout his 29 years of leadership, Professor Allaway built a foundation of academic excellence and a network of outstanding universities that is considered to be one of the premier study abroad programs today.  Click here to read a tribute from current Executive Director Jean-Xavier Guinard on behalf of the UCEAP community.


John A. Marcum 1927-2013
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. A quote shared at John’s celebration of life reads:

“Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.” – Samuel Butler

Peter A. Wollitzer 1949-2006
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.”  

To give a gift in honor or in memory, please use our secure online gift form.