Regents' Scholarship for Entering Freshmen
The Regents' Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship UC Irvine offers to freshmen entering from high school.
The amount of the award is established each year.
In addition to the scholarship award, Regents' Scholars also receive other benefits from the University. Regents' Scholars receive a priority window for class registration, graduate level library privileges, Regents' Scholar notation on official transcripts and an offer of guaranteed on-campus housing.
The Regents' Scholarship is awarded based on the information gathered on the UC Application for Admission and Scholarships. No additional materials are required nor considered in the selection process. To be considered for the Regents' Scholarship, you must apply for fall admission by November 30. Applicants for winter or spring quarter are not eligible.
Be sure to complete all required sections of the application, especially the "Release Authorization" section. This section authorizes the University to release your qualifying information to outside agencies for additional scholarship consideration.
The selection committee conducts a comprehensive review of the applicant pool to determine the student's strength and breadth of academic preparation. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of the admissions application, including, but not limited to test scores and grades. To be eligible for the Regents' Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, an international student with a valid visa or students qualifying under AB130 or AB131. Only students who fall under these categories are eligible for the Regents' Scholarship.
Award notifications will be sent out to freshman recipients in early March.
Continuing Eligibility for Scholarship
Freshmen Regents' Scholars are eligible to renew their scholarship for an additional three years (total of four years). To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and complete a minimum of 12 units per quarter. Appeals and exceptions are reviewed on a case by case basis.
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