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.
William H. Allaway 1924-2014
John A. Marcum 1927-2013Professor 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 1949-2006Dr. 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.”
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