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Nicholas Aeberhard Award

Application Deadline: Undergraduate Schools will submit student nominations by early April

Award Notification: Late May

Award Amount: $3,000

Application Submission Process: Each undergraduate school will nominate a student. Please contact your school for further details. The UCI Academic Senate Advisory Board on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors and Financial Aid will select the final recipient.

The Nicholas Aeberhard Award is awarded to an outstanding Freshman at UCI. Nicholas Aeberhard was an active, popular and successful college student when an unfortunate accident took his life on New Year's Eve in 1965. Students must be nominated by their school to be considered for this award. Each of the undergraduate schools is eligible to nominate their outstanding student based on the below criteria. Students are required to submit three letters of recommendation, a Scholarship Applicant Data Sheet (available from the student's undergraduate school), the students' vita and a signed UCI transcript release form.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Freshman who has completed 24 course units by the end of the winter quarter of their first year, not including AP or repeat courses
  • Student Leadership, Personal Integrity, Academics
  • Involvement in campus and civic activities
  • Students are required to submit three letters of recommendation
  • Submit Scholarship Applicant Data Sheet (available from the student's undergraduate school)
  • Signed UCI transcript release form.

If you have any questions, please email us at


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Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.