I. Drop-In Appointment with Student Advisor 

(Prior to Completing SOP-PREP Course)

Before booking an appointment with a SOP Student Advisor, please make sure you have completed the Prospective Recipient Information Form.

    • Filling out this form includes adding your unofficial transcript(s) and a resume.
    • If you are unable to submit the unofficial transcript(s) and resume via the form, please email them to scholars@uci.edu

II. Initial Consultation with Student Advisor

(After SOP-PREP Course Completion)

Your scholarship journey begins with completing SOP-PREP and then meeting with a Student Advisor for an initial consultation.

    • Upon completion of the SOP-Prep Course, you will receive a link to book an appointment with a Student Advisor.
    • If you have quick inquiries, please email scholars@uci.edu.

Explorer's 11 Awards

Pre-Application Opens: Early Oct. 2022  |  Due: October 24, 2022 Noon

Pre-Application Opens: Early Oct. 2022  |  Due: November 7, 2022 Noon

Trailblazer's 10 Awards

Pre-Application Opens: Mid-Feb. 2022  |  Due: April 11, 2022 Noon
*For China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong passport holders, Pre-App Deadline: March 9, 2022, Noon.

Once you have sent in a Pre-Application, within 48 hours you will receive a confirmation email with information regarding how to enroll in our online Canvas course. Your enrollment in the Canvas course is your next official step for the SOP application and advising process.