UC Irvine Parents eNews

March 2016
Issue No. 72

It's Scholarships Season at UC Irvine!
Now is the time to start searching and applying for scholarships for next year.

The 2016-17 UC Irvine online scholarship application is currently open. Continuing undergraduate students can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $10,000 based on academic achievements, service, research experience, career goals and other special skills or interests. Parents can encourage their students to apply for UC Irvine scholarships by the March 24 deadline.

Applying online is simple.
  1. Login to "My Aid" at www.ofas.uci.edu.
  2. Select academic year 2016-17 and then scholarships.
  3. The scholarships for which your student is minimally qualified have been pre-selected.
  4. Complete one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships.
  5. Application deadline: March 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Searching & applying for external scholarship opportunities
Students are encouraged to search and apply for external scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has compiled a catalog of external scholarships that are offered through private agencies and organizations. The catalog will be continuously updated and new scholarships will be posted when they become available.  
Scholarship application workshops & scholarships counseling
The Scholarships Resource Center is a campus resource established to assist undergraduate students in accessing and applying for scholarship opportunities. Staff members offer personalized counseling and assistance to help students locate and apply for scholarships.  

Scholarships Workshops for Continuing Students
Participants will learn what review committees are looking for, how to be a stand-out candidate and will begin crafting a personal statement. All workshops are held in Aldrich Hall room 107.

Students must email scholarships@uci.edu to RSVP. 

March 10: 4-5 p.m.
Advance Your Child's Skills for College Success

High School Summer Institute in Law
Monday - Friday, August 8 - 12, 2016
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law

Free webinar            
High School Summer Institute in Law Planning Session
Friday, March 18, 2016
12 - 12:45 p.m.
Why a program in law for high school students?
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding Dean at UC Irvine School of Law, describes the unique benefits and experience gained from this program; whether seeking to improve college and professional skills or exploring a possible career in law.

UCI postdoctoral scholar makes Forbes' list of "30 Under 30"

Forbes magazine recently featured Constance Iloh, 28, a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCI, in its fifth annual "30 Under 30" list, the popular who's who of up-and-coming movers and shakers.
UCI News, 2.08.16 

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