Visit Us!

We’re located in the Student Excellence Center – 5th Floor of the Science Library.

We ask all students to not bring any wheeled transportation devices, such as skateboards or scooters.

This policy is to ensure the safety of our staff and our visitors.

2022 Breakfast Of Champions Recording

Watch the recording of our 2022 Breakfast of Champions Ceremony and access the Photo Album by clicking the button below!

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honors society.

It celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Personal Discovery

Take our SOP-Prep Course to discover which scholarships best fit your goals.

Recipient's Blog

Capture the experiences of our past scholarship winners, as they embark on journeys around the world funded by grants and fellowships!

Here’s Felipe Hernandez- Marshall Scholar in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Congratulations to our 2020-21 Scholarship Recipients!

Did you know?

UC Irvine was recently named a #Fulbright HSI Leader!

Want to learn more about this prestigious designation andhow SOP has helped UCI students successfully compete for Fulbright awards since 1992?

Known as the SOP, our office advises competitive UCI undergraduate students in applying for prestigious merit scholarships.

Our staff conducts outreach and manages the campus-level application evaluation and  endorsement selection processes for these national and international scholarships, all funded by outside agencies. Some awards require candidates to earn university endorsement; they cannot apply directly to the funding agency.

SOP is able to advise competitive undergraduate candidates at UC Irvine only.

Our office informs students on a select group of 21 prestigious awards that are national and international in scope, including opportunities for funded research and study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. SOP also facilitates UCI’s processes for evaluating applications and endorsing candidates for awards requiring University nomination.


  • Breakfast of Champions recording and photo album available here!
Catthi Ly

Recent Recipients

  • Catthi Ly — Gates/Cambridge Scholarship Recipient
  • Congratulations to our first prestigious scholarship recipient for the 2022 year!


  • Visit the Other Opportunities page for a full list of scholarships and other opportunities that our office does not directly support.