Scholarships

Below is a comprehensive list of all 21 prestigious scholarships that SOP currently supports through strategic advising, draft review, and/or campus endorsement consideration.

Trailblazer’s 10 (T10)

Spring – Summer Advising

The T10 Pre-Application is open!

To begin your scholarship journey, visit our Scholarship Advising page!

Trailblazer’s 10 Deadlines:

    • Jan. 8: T10 Pre-Application opens for Schwarzman Scholar Program applicants who hold passports from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and/or Macau.
    • Jan. 29: T10 Pre-Application closes at noon for Schwarzman Scholar Program applicants who hold passports from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and/or Macau
    • Feb. 5: T10 Pre-Application opens for all students.
    • April 8: T10 Pre-Application closes at noon.

Trailblazer’s 10 (T10)

Spring – Summer Awards

Scholarship
Award Information
Eligibility
Academic Standing
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program- Funds 3 years of graduate study ($34,000/yr) toward research-based M.S. or Ph. D. (NOT M.D.) in science, engineering, or social science in the U.S.
- For students who have research experience, especially publication(s) or presentation(s).
- 1,500-2,000 Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- 3.2+ GPA recommended;
Juniors and Seniors

Scholarship
Award Information
Eligibility
Academic Standing
Fulbright U.S. Student Program (140+ countries)*- Funds 1 academic year of graduate study, independent research, or special grants in arts, music, or teaching English in 140+ available host countries.
- 1,000+ Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.5 + GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors
Churchill Scholarship (UK)*- Funds 1 year of Master's study at Cambridge in the sciences.
- For students who have research experience, especially publication(s) or presentation(s).
- 15 Awards.
- UCI may nominate 2 students.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (UK)🌎- Funds up to 3 years of graduate study at Cambridge.
- For students who have exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
- 90 Awards/40 from U.S.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors
Rhodes Scholarship (UK)*🌎- Funds 2 years at Oxford.
- For students with exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
- 95 Awards/32 from U.S.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be aged 18-23
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA required
Juniors and Seniors
British Marshall Scholarship (UK)*- Funds 1-3 years at any U.K. university.
- For students who have exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & ambassadorial potential.
- 45-48 Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be a U.S. citizen, graduating after April 2018.
- 3.7+ GPA required
Juniors and Seniors
George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)*- Funds 1 year of graduate study at institutions in the Republic of Ireland.
- For students with exceptional academic merit, demonstrated leadership, & community service record.
-12 Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Must be aged 18-29
- Must be U.S. citizen.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors
Schwarzman Scholar Program (China)🌎 For Chinese Passport holders: Pre-Application Due January 29th, 2024- 1-year Master's study in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in China.
- For students with strong academic performance & demonstrated leadership record.
- 200/Awards/90 from U.S.
- Must intend to graduate by Spring 2025
- Must be aged 18-27
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.5+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors

Scholarship
Award Information
Eligibility
Academic Standing
Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025Juniors and Seniors
Fulbright U.S. Student Binational Business Internship- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025Juniors and Seniors

Scholarship
Award Information
Eligibility
Academic Standing
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans-$20,000 per year plus stipend for graduate study in any major.
- For students who exhibit creativity, initiative, & record of accomplishment.
- 30 Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- Both parents must have been born abroad as non-U.S. citizens.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors
Knight-Hennessy Scholars*🌎- Funds 3 years in any graduate program at Stanford University.
- For students with demonstrated leadership & vision for large-scale positive change.
- For students who have a specific, ambitious career goal.
- 100 Awards.
- Must intend to graduate by Summer 2025
- No citizenship restrictions.
- 3.7+ GPA recommended
Juniors and Seniors

* = Requires UCI endorsement (nomination) & campus screening process; deadlines must be met in order to qualify.

🌎= Available to international students.

Explorer’s 11 (E11)

Fall – Winter Advising

The Explorer’s 11 2024-25 Cycle will open in the Fall.

To begin your scholarship journey, visit our Scholarship Advising page!
Explorer’s 11 Deadlines:
  • Sep. 3: E11 Pre-Application opens
  • Oct. 7: E11 Pre-Application closes at noon

    Looking for other opportunities? We have carefully selected the following list of additional scholarships and post-graduation experiences for UCI undergraduates and recent alumni. They do not require campus endorsement or nomination, so apply directly to these on your own. We wish you success!

    Domestic Students: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

    International & AB 540 Students 🌎