NSF Scholars Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholars Program at UCI assists academically talented, low-income, undergraduate students (at least junior standing) who are majoring in computer science, engineering or mathematics to complete their baccalaureate degrees and to make a successful transition from college to the workplace or graduate school.

The NSF Scholars Program awards 40 UCI students per year with scholarships of $3,125 each in support of tuition and other academic fees. NSF Scholars will be involved in academic enhancement activities and other student-support services. Such activities include interviewing skills and resume writing workshops, job fairs, faculty-mentored research opportunities, senior design projects with industry partners, industry roundtables, lunches with alumni and corporate representatives, and a graduate preparatory course. A student tracking system will be implemented to monitor the academic progress and future plans of the NSF Scholars.

For further questions or more information, contact the UROP Office.

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Who is Eligible

The NSF Scholars Program was funded from 2000-2004. We are no longer accepting applications, but we continue to maintain this Web site for informational purposes.

Eligibility Criteria for the Program included:

  • U.S. Citizen, National or Resident Alien
  • Full-time student at UCI
  • At least junior standing (more than 90 units)
  • Majoring in computer science, engineering, or mathematics
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant

The application packet included:

  • Application Form [MSWord]
  • Resume
  • Personal statement including an explanation of how the NSF Scholarship will help in completing a degree and accomplishing educational and career goals
  • Financial Aid Award Summary, if available


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