The Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships UC Irvine offers to freshmen entering from high school and transfer students entering from a California community college. This scholarship is renewable for one additional year as long as eligibility requirements are met. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, an international student with a valid visa, or students qualifying under AB130 or AB131. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of the admissions application, including, but not limited to test scores and grades.
UC Irvine offers many scholarship opportunities for current undergraduate students through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships' annual online scholarship application. The scholarship application open period for continuing students is open through the month of January for awarding in the upcoming academic year. The Distinguished Scholarship category does not require any scholarship application. Students are automatically considered for the scholarships in this category based on the UC application for admission.