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
  • application open to students majoring in the School of Social Sciences only
  • applicants must be a full-time continuing UCI Student
  • completion of online UCI scholarship application available through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Application Period: January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024

Past Recipients

2022: Jesse Retana De La Cruz (Political Science)

2021: Melissa Jimenez (Sociology)

2020: Rachel Lee (Political Science)

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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