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 open through the month of January for awarding in the upcoming academic year.

Find the right scholarships for you on ScholarshipUniverse


UCI uses ScholarshipUniverse, an online platform that matches students to relevant scholarships based on the student's personalized profile, to apply to campuswide and external scholarships. 

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.

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


Application Period TBD

Continuing Students


Application Period 1/3/2022 - 1/31/2022

Barnes and Noble College Scholarship


Application due date has been extended till November 26, 2021!