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  • Honorarium
  • Regents' Scholars who do not apply for financial aid or do not have established financial need will receive a monetary honorarium of $9,000. Scholars who maintain the stated academic requirements may renew the honorarium each year of their appointment.
  • Stipend
  • Regents' Scholars who have financial need above the honorarium also will receive a stipend. The stipend is designed as a supplement to the student's resources such as savings, summer earnings, parental contribution and scholarships award by outside agencies. To be eligible for the stipend, Regents' Scholars must meet the requirements set forth by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

    The actual award amount of your need based scholarship/stipend is subject to federal and state regulations and may be reduced by the receipt of other scholarships, grants and other aid which may be considered as a resource towards your need based financial aid eligibility.
  • Summer Scholarship
  • Regents' Scholars who enroll in a UC Irvine summer session (minimum enrollment of six instructional units) or participate in an approved research program through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) will receive a $1,500 scholarship for each summer they enroll through their fourth year of study. Summer scholarships are available beginning with the summer term following a student's first full year of enrollment. These scholarships are available through the summer preceding the student's fourth year of appointment, when appointed as a freshman, for a total of three summers. Summer scholarships, for students appointed as a transfer students, are available for the summer between their two years of appointment as a Regents' Scholar for a total of one summer.

    For more information regarding the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) please go to
  • University Housing
  • On-campus housing at UCI continues to be in high demand. The "living-learning" experiences gained from participating in one of the country's most respected housing programs is an opportunity which can also be yours. You are guaranteed on-campus housing for four (or two) years (depending on year of appointment), contingent upon meeting housing deadlines and housing qualifications. Please refer to Student Housing's web site at for more details.
  • Library Privileges
  • Regents' Scholars have graduate-level borrowing privileges. Borrowing periods for documents are extended from 28 days to one quarter (10 weeks).
  • Annotation on Transcript
  • The academic transcripts of Regents' Scholars will designate each year the student is appointed as a scholar. Scholars must meet the academic requirements for each quarter of appointment.
  • Priority Enrollment
  • Regents' Scholars are eligible for priority enrollment and will be assigned a priority enrollment window.
  • Education Abroad Program
  • Regents' Scholars choosing to participate in the University of California Education Abroad Program may use their stipends or honoraria to help fund the cost of overseas study.


  • Tenure of Scholarships
  • Appointments as freshman are renewable for a four-year period; appointments in the sophomore year are renewable for a two-year period. All appointments are subject to annual review prior to renewal. Regents' Scholarships are not transferable. Students transferring to another UC campus will be subject to the awarding policies and procedures of that campus.
  • Academic Requirements
  • Regents' Scholars are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units per quarter at UC Irvine during their tenure as a Regents' Scholar and make normal progress toward a baccalaureate degree. A minimum cumulative 3.25 grade point average is required to renew the Regents' Scholarship.
  • Changes in Financial Status
  • Regents' Scholarships are subject to change from time to time in accordance with the student's current financial circumstances. The financial need of each Regents' Scholar is evaluated annually and may be reevaluated within a given year when indicated by information reported to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Reevaluation occurs if a Regents' Scholar receives other financial assistance, including outside scholarships, or if unforeseen circumstances cause a reduction or increase in the student's recourses. Following acceptance of a Regents' Scholarship, Scholars must report to the campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships all financial assistance received from any source, as well as all increases and reductions in financial resources, from the date of acceptance throughout the academic year. Any scholarship increase is subject to approval and is based on available funding.
  • Changes in Academic Status
  • A Regents' Scholar is responsible for notifying the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships of any change in academic status, such as taking less than 12 units per quarter or withdrawing from the university.
  • Leave of Absence
  • A Regents Scholar who has been granted an official leave of absence must notify the Scholarship Manager in order to retain their appointment as a Regents' Scholar. Students who request a leave of absence due to a study abroad program must provide documentation to the Scholarship Manager in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for review. Normally the scholarship is provided for two or four consecutive years, depending on year of appointment. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Residency Requirements
  • To be eligible for the Regents' Scholarship you must be a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident or an other eligible noncitizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee," "Asylum Granted," "Parole", or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant." If you do not meet any of these categories, you are ineligible for the Regents' Scholarship.

Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday
102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 (fax)

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