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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Submit applications via email to alumni@uci.edu


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

Application Process

Submit an application and at least one letter of recommendation to the UCI Alumni Association 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 units of UCI accepted coursework and planning to attend full time through June 2021
  • 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 2020-2021 academic year need not apply.



Friday, April 10, 2020, 4 p.m.


Award Notification

Late June/early July 2020


Selection Process

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