The Devin Yaeger Traveling Fellowship provides undergraduate and graduate travel awards for UCI / UCLA students participating in the Olive Tree Initiative’s study abroad program.

The Devin Yaeger Traveling Scholarship enables students to participate in OTI’s academically rigorous experiential learning program that educates college students of diverse backgrounds and exposes them to a myriad, often contradictory, narratives through in-classroom learning and international travel.

In particular, traveling fellowships will be used to help defray students travel costs and will be directly applied to the student travel fees associated with OTI’s experiential learning trip. Traveling fellowships are not intended to fund student tuition fees.

Award Amount:
Four $2,500 traveling fellowships will be awarded annually; individuals may only receive one traveling fellowship per academic year. Two $2,500 traveling fellowships will be awarded to UCI students participating OTI’s study abroad program. Two $2,500 traveling fellowships will be awarded to UCLA students participating OTI’s study abroad program.

  • Currently enrolled UCI or UCLA student in good academic standing
  • GPA of 3.3+ for STEM majors (e.g. Engineering, Biology, Chemistry), and 3.7+ for non-STEM majors (e.g. Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, etc.).
  • Impressive academic accomplishments during high school or undergraduate studies (awards, honors, etc.)
  • Acceptance to the OTI travel program.
  • Complete a one to two page essay based on the prompt below and submit a resume/CV.
In one to two pages (double spaced), please share how Devin Yaeger's OTI experience or other attributes or accomplishments mentioned below resonate with your background, philosophy, and/or career goals, please be specific.
Devin Yaeger graduated UC Irvine in 2014, completing his economics degree in three years and graduating magna cum laude. While a student he was actively involved with the Olive Tree Initiative, his experiences with OTI opened his eyes to international diplomacy and conflict studies, and imbued in him a desire to be the best global citizen he could be. Since graduating, he has successfully pursued ventures in law, consulting, and international development. He believes that all diverse and inclusive perspectives should be heard, including those of religious and political conservatives. Lastly, he believes volunteering, hard work, financial responsibility, and charity are vital to good citizenship.

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Deadline: Varies per trip.


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