Scholarships

This is a comprehensive list of all 17 prestigious scholarships that SOP staff currently support through strategic advising, draft review, and/or campus endorsement consideration.

  • * = Requires UCI endorsement (nomination) & campus screening process; deadlines must be met in order to qualify.
  • world icon = Available to international students.
  • Bold Scholarships have their pre-applications live.

For Programs in the U.S.
For Sophomores & Juniors
Scholarship
Pre-Application Deadline
Pre-Application Link
Information
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship*
Late October

TBD
Click to view Goldwater Information

- $7,500 per year for undergraduate study toward a research career in math, science, or engineering (not clinical medicine).
- Have research experience, especially publication(s) or presentation(s).
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 250-260 Awards.
Donald A. Strauss Scholarship*
Early November
TBD
Click to view Strauss Information

- $15,000 for service projects & undergraduate educational expenses.
- Must show commitment to public service & leadership.
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.5+ GPA recommended; 10-15 CA Awards.
- UCI may nominate 3 students.
Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship*
Early November

TBD
Click to view Udall Information

- $7,000 for junior or senior year with environmental leadership interests.
- Or be a Native American tribe member pursuing tribal policy or healthcare.
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 2 CA Awards.
- UCI may nominate 4 students for environment; 4 students for tribal issues.
For Juniors
Harry S. Truman Scholarship*
Late October
TBD
Click to view Truman Information

- $30,000 for senior year as well as graduate study at any U.S. Institution.
- Must have exceptional service & leadership experience & intend a career in public service (government, nonprofit, or education).
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 60-65 Awards.
- UCI may nominate 4 students.
Beinecke Scholarship*
Late October
TBD
Click to view Beinecke Information

- $34,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities & social sciences.
- Must have exceptional academic record & demonstrate financial need.
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 20 Awards.
- UCI may nominate 1 student.
For Juniors, Seniors, & Recent Alumni
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click to view NSF Information

- Funds 3 years of graduate study ($34,000/yr) toward research-based M.S. or Ph. D. (NOT M.D.) in science, engineering, or social science in the U.S.
- Have research experience, especially publication(s) or presentation(s).
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- 3.2+ GPA recommended; 1,500-2,000 Awards.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click to view Soros Information

-$20,000 per year plus stipend for graduate study in any major.
- Must exhibit creativity, initiative, & record of accomplishment.
- Both parents must have been born abroad as non-U.S. citizens.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 30 Awards.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars*
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click to view Knight Hennessy Information

- Funds 3 years in any graduate program at Stanford University.
- Requires demonstrated leadership & vision for large-scale positive change.
- Must have a specific, ambitious career goal.
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 100 Awards.

Internships in the U.S.
Seniors & Alumni
Opportunity
Pre-Application Deadline
Pre-Application Link
Information
Carnegie Junior Fellows*
Late October
TBD
Click here to view Carnegie Information

- Funds year-long research assistant position (approx. $39,500) at the Carnegie Endowment global think tank.
- Must have research experience; some tracks require quantitative or foreign language skills.
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 12-14 Awards.

For Programs Outside the U.S.
For Sophomores & Juniors
Scholarship
Pre-Application Deadline
Pre-Application Link
Information
Killam Fellowships*
Early November
TBD
Click here to view Killam Information

- $5,000-10,000 for undergraduate study abroad at a Canadian university through UCEAP.
- Must have a strong academic record; interest in cultural exchange between U.S. and Canada.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- 3.5+ GPA recommended; 15-20 Awards.
- UCI may nominate 3 students.

For Juniors, Seniors, & Recent Alumni
Rhodes Scholarship (UK)*
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Rhodes Information

- Funds 2 years at Oxford.
- Must be aged 18-23 with exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA required; 95 Awards/32 from U.S.
British Marshall Scholarship (UK)*
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Marshall Information

- Funds 1-3 years at any U.K. university.
- Must have exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & ambassadorial potential.
- Must be a U.S. citizen, graduating after April 2018.
- 3.7+ GPA required; 45-48 Awards.
George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)*
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Mitchell Information

- Funds 1 year of graduate study at institutions in the Republic of Ireland.
- Must be aged 18-29 with exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 12 Awards.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program (140+ countries)*
April 6,2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Fulbright Information

- Funds 1 academic year of graduate study, independent research, or special grants in arts, music, or teaching English in 140+ available host countries.
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.5 + GPA recommended; 1,000+ Awards.
Churchill Scholarship (UK)*
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Churchill Information

- Funds 1 year of Master's study at Cambridge in the sciences.
- Have research experience, especially publication(s) or presentation(s).
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 15 Awards.
- UCI may nominate 2 students.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (UK)
April 6, 2020, Noon
TBD
Click here to view Cambridge Information

- Funds up to 3 years of graduate study at Cambridge.
- Must have exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended; 90 Awards/40 from U.S.
Schwarzman Scholars (China)
Early March 2020, Noon

(China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong passport holders)


April 6, 2020, Noon

(US citizens & other countries)
TBD
Click here to view Schwarzman Information

- 1-year Master's study in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in China.
- Must be aged 18-27 with strong academic performance & demonstrated leadership record.
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.5+ GPA recommended; 200/Awards/90 from U.S.

Looking for other opportunities? We have carefully selected the following list of additional scholarships and post-graduation experiences for UCI undergraduates and recent alumni. They do not require campus endorsement or nomination, so please apply directly to these on your own. We wish you success!

Domestic Students: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

International & AB 540 Students world icon