This scholarship is intended to support and facilitate the education of UCI undergraduate majors in the School of Social Sciences. It is available year round. Submit application any time throughout the year, including summer session.

Types of Proposals Sometimes Funded:

  • Extra money to compliment a UROP proposal that is not fully funded
  • Funding for a SocSci student group offering a special event
  • Funding for a graduate school application (i.e., 1-2 program applications - not all)
  • Supplemental funding to travel and visit a graduate program (i.e., 1 campus visit)
    • Attached your letter of invitation (required)
    • Provide financial support documents from graduate program of interest (required)
  • Supplemental funding for a study abroad research project, provide proof of primary funding (required)
  • If requesting money for a research project provide faculty sponsor letter (required)

Types of Proposals Not Funded:

  • Request for studying abroad
    • If submitted, it must be a project or extra event the student is wanting to pursue
    • Contact the Study Abroad Center or the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for directives on funding these types of educational opportunities
  • Funding for graduate school
  • Work direct with the graduate school
  • Full funding for a research project
    • It is expected that the student will also apply to UROP and other research opportunities across campus
    • If the proposal was not fully funded the extra cost can be requested and will be considered for funding

Components to your Application:

  • Purpose of the activity
  • Educational gains
  • Detailed budget (outline other funding resources)
  • Detailed timeline
  • Faculty Sponsored letter (if research funding requested)
  • Completed form

Award Amount: $100 - $500


  • be a student majoring in the School of Social Sciences
  • students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Deadline: Applications accepted year-round, including summer session

How to Apply: Download Fillable Application


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