SOP performs outreach to students by providing informational sessions, workshops, and announcements for scholarships and other opportunities for funded research and study. Information about future outreach events is available on our Events page.

UCI faculty or staff members may request to host a visit from an SOP representative on our Faculty & Staff Resources page.


We assist all undergraduate students interested in applying for any of the 21 prestigious, nationally or internationally-competitive merit scholarships, all funded by outside agencies. Our staff manages the campus-level application evaluation and endorsement (nomination) processes for 13 of these scholarships (students cannot apply directly to the funding agency).

Visit the Scholarship Advising page to enroll in SOP-PREP and start your application process.


When students are nominated or recipients for any scholarships, our office provides recognition for all by honoring them with certification, highlighting them on our scholarship recipients blog, celebrating with a congratulatory Breakfast of Champions event towards the end of each academic year.

To see past scholarship recipients and photos, visit the Scholar’s BlogCurrent or Past Recipients, or the SOP Archive.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm to 1pm-4pm (during the academic school year).

Our office is located in the 5th floor of the Science Library, in the Student Excellence Center.

Main Email: scholars@uci.edu

Telephone: (949) 824-0189

For SOP staff information, visit our contact page.

Mailing Address:

Scholarship Opportunities Program
544 Science Library
Irvine, CA 92697-5695