Welcome to Scholarship Opportunities Program Advising!
The Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP) advises top-performing undergraduates apply for nationally and internationally prestigious, merit-based scholarships and fellowships for study, research, and teaching, here in the U.S. and abroad.
SOP strives to empower each individual student who inquires about our services. With that goal in mind, we provide the following scenarios (click to expand) to guide you to the appropriate UCI campus resources that can assist you in finding what you are looking for.
What if I am still not yet sure about my academic and professional goals?
Please make an appointment to speak with an Advisor at the Career Center in the Division of Career Pathways, to explore the various career options available to you, such as professional or graduate school.
What if I am looking for scholarships to fund my undergraduate education?
Please explore the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (OFAS) website to help fund your undergraduate education (and not study/research or teaching opportunities after you graduate and to find the undergraduate scholarship(s) that best matches your eligibility, interests, and pursuits while you are still an undergraduate.
What if I want to study abroad as an undergraduate?
Please visit the Study Abroad Center website, and make an appointment to speak with an advisor to discuss your options, including applying for one of the scholarships that supports undergraduates who study abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program.
What if I want to know if I am an honors student?
Please visit the Campuswide Honors Collegium website and make an appointment to speak with one of their advisors.
What if I'm interested in increasing my research,service, and/or leadership experience?
Please visit the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP),Volunteer Connection, the Career Center, Campus Organizations, or ASUCI (UCI’s student government) to get more involved on campus or in the local community.
And finally, what if I'm a graduate student?
After utilizing the resources provided in the answers to the above questions, you will better understand whether you want to proceed to the next steps of the SOP prestigious scholarship application process, outlined below:
Initial Consultation with Student Advisor
To meet with a Student Advisor who can answer initial questions about SOP-PREP, advising, scholarships, or other SOP services, please book a 30-minute consultation appointment here. Until further notice, all appointments will be held in-person, via Zoom, or by phone per students’ request.
If you have quick inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Appointments are typically not offered during Welcome Week, Finals Week, or school breaks.