Known as the SOP, our office advises competitive undergraduate UC Irvine candidates in applying for prestigious merit scholarships. Our staff conducts outreach and manages the campus-level application evaluation and  endorsement selection processes for these national and international scholarships, all funded by outside agencies. All awards — except the National  Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship — require candidates to earn university endorsement; they cannot apply directly to the funding agency.

This blog is SOP’s official Recipients Blog, where past recipients of prestigious awards post about their unprecedented experiences on their funded study grants, research positions, etc.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this blog site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or views of the Scholarship Opportunities Program or UC Irvine.

**Please visit www.scholars.uci.edu and check out all the scholarships we work with!**

SOP is able to advise competitive undergraduate candidates at UC Irvine only.