Scholarships at UCI


UC Irvine offers many scholarship opportunities for current undergraduate students through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships' annual online scholarship application. The scholarship application open period for continuing students is November through December of each year, and January through February for prospective students, for awarding in the upcoming academic year.

UCI offers many scholarships managed on a centralized scholarships platform. Students may complete and submit one single online scholarship application to be considered for all available scholarships at UCI. The campus-wide scholarships are categorized as to the following: Community Leadership category, Innovation category, Academic Excellence category, Anteater category, and Distinguished category.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your federal aid eligibility. The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. Both of these applications are used for need based scholarships to determine how much aid you are eligible to receive. Remember, you don't need to apply to any specific UCI scholarships since our application process is done through one easy application.

UCI Distinguished Scholarships Category


The Distinguished Scholarship category does not require any scholarship application. Students are automatically considered for the scholarships in this category based on the UC application for admission. No additional materials are required nor considered in the selection process for these scholarships. To be considered for these three scholarships, you must apply for fall admission by November 30.

Prospective Student Scholarships


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Continuing Students


Application Period TBD