This scholarship recognizes students for outstanding academic performance and service to the School of Social Sciences, UCI campus and community. Applicants will be considered on the basis of academic performance, research, honors recognitions, and leadership/service to the campus and community.

Amount Award: $1000


  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • a two-page single-spaced personal statement that addresses these achievements
  • a Resume / CV
  • unofficial transcripts from Registrar's Office (screenshots of your unofficial transcript is permissible at this time)
  • provide your name and UCI identification number on all documents
  • 2 UCI faculty recommendations required (send the following link to each one of the faculty that will recommend you:

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Deadline: April 5, 2020

Past Recipients

2019: Stephanie Doering (Cognitive Sciences & Informatics)

2018: Daijanique Joseph (Political Science & Social Policy and Public Service)

2017: Yareli C. Castro Sevilla (Political Science & History)

2016: Estefania Valois (Political Science)

2015: Yue Helen Yu (Quantitative Economics)

2014: Sasha Sarvesh Sabherwal (Political Science)

2013: Jesus Manuel Camacho (Chicano/Latino Studies and Political Science)

2012: Annie Ditta

2011: Digo Takahashi and Jaclyn Wong

2010: Kristal Lee and Holly Smith

2009: Benjamin Bohr (Political Science) and Kelsey Meagher (Psychology)

2008: Shahrzad Radbod and John Wie

2007: Nick Masellis and Valerie Do




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