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Find out about applying to prestigious awards, recharge with hot tea & snacks, and get advice on scholarship essays and writing!

Teatime Tuesdays will be held weekly at the SOP Office on the 5th floor of the Science Library, room 543, from 2 – 3 pm.

No sign up necessary, all are welcome to drop in!

Congratulations to Serena Wu!

UCI’s first NIH Fellowship recipient in over 20 years!

Killam Fellowship Program

The Killam Fellowships Program is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States. Participate in this transformative exchange program and spend either one semester or a full academic year in Canada. Find out how to apply, eligibility requirements, and award benefits!

For questions, contact your Killam adviser or

$70,000 CIRM COMPASS Scholarship Program 2024

The “COMPASS Program” will train students for careers in regenerative medicine. Open to freshmen and sophomores for 2024. Each Scholar will be paired with a mentor and supported for 2 years with $70,000 in tuition, fees, and a stipend. Scholars are required to live on campus for the summer of 2024 and the summer of 2025 (housing is paid for). 1st generation students and students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Questions? Email with “COMPASS” in the subject line.

Did you know?

UC Irvine was named a #Fulbright HSI Leader in 2021!

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

2023 Breakfast Of Champions Recording

Watch the recording of our 2023 Breakfast of Champions Ceremony and access the Photo Album by clicking the button below!

Personal Discovery

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

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.

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.

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View all 21 available scholarships, their descriptions, deadlines, and more!

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Appointments with our student advisors are available online and in-person.

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Upcoming Events

Our office hosts various workshops, panels, and other events for all Anteaters.

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The SOP Office is located on the 5th floor of the Science Library. Walk-ins are welcome!

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Recent Recipients

  • Serena Wu – NIH Fellowship Recipient
  • Congratulations to UCI’s first NIH Fellowship recipient in over 20 years!