Distinguished Anteater Awards

Distinguished Anteater Awards

This merit-based award, created in January 2007, rewards and acknowledges current UCI students who demonstrate commitment to UC Irvine through their involvement and contribution to campus affiliated programs, clubs or projects.

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$1,500 per award ($500 per quarter for one academic year)

Application process

Submit an online scholarship application on the Financial Aid & Scholarships Web site. Students also must submit at least one letter of recommendation to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by the application deadline.

An experienced alumni volunteer panel established by the UCI Alumni Association will review applications. Finalists will be identified and asked to participate in a scheduled on-campus interview with representatives from the review panel.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate students completing at least 45 unites of UCI accepted coursework and planning to attend full time through June 2020
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Commitment to UCI affiliated programs

This is a one-time award; previous recipients are not eligible to apply. 
Students graduating prior to the 2019-2020 academic year need not apply.



Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59 P.M.


Award Notification

Late July/early August 2019


Selection Process

The UCI Alumni Association’s scholarship selection committee will review applications and essays and identify final candidates.