Scholarships

The Strauss Scholarship

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
in Honor of Gilbert Geis


Dan & Jean Aldrich and Nicholas
Aeberhard Scholarships


Fudge Family Scholarship

Additional Information

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The Strauss Scholarship

An outstanding scholarship opportunity for students interested in public service.

Application Deadline:  TBA

Submit all materials to Social Ecology I, Room 102

Conditions of Eligibility:

 * A current full-time JUNIOR (becoming a Senior by Fall 2016).

*  Must be enrolled full-time for Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 quarters.

*  Currently enrolled in ANY MAJOR within THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY

* Interested in and planning for a career in PUBLIC SERVICE:

   (Public service includes government at any level, public interest organizations,
   non-government research and/or educational organizations, and public service
   oriented, non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are
   to help disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.)

* 3.5 MINIMUM GPA
 

HOW TO APPLY:

1.  Complete the Application Form posted here|
2.  Provide an OFFICIAL copy of your UCI transcript..
3.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation, which may include persons outside of the academic institution who can address your aspirations and accomplishments in public service (e.g., teachers, employers, and community representatives)
4.  Submit a written description of your aspirations and plans for a career in public service.  This essay must be typed and turned in with your application.
 

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
in Honor of Gilbert Geis

$1,000 Cash Award - An outstanding Scholarship opportunity for students interested in research in the field of Criminology, Law and Society

 Award Amount: $1,000

 Professor Gilbert Geis, who taught in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society between 1970 and 1987, was one of the world's leading  criminologists. His contributions to general criminological theory and to the sub-field of white-collar crime are well documented. This award is available due to the generosity of a former student of Gilbert Geis, a School of Social Ecology alumnus who was inspired by Professor Geis' research and teaching. He funded this award to encourage and support undergraduate students who are involved in research related to criminology, law and society. Students who are interested in attending graduate school are particularly urged to apply.

 Eligibility Requirements

 •Criminology, Law and Society major

 •3.0 overall GPA at UCI

 •Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing prior to Fall 2016

 •Classes you must have taken before Spring 2016:

 a. SE 10 Research Design

 b. C7 Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society

 c. One upper division (C100-C196) Criminology, Law and Society course.

 •Separately provide one letter of recommendation from a Social Ecology (preferably CLS) faculty or graduate student directly to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by the application deadline, Thursday, March 24, 2016

•Applying online will be the first round of review for this award. Qualified applicants will be contacted in April 2016 to proceed to a second round in which a 1 to 3 page, double-spaced, typed paper outlining a proposed project that you might (but are not required to) conduct will be submitted. The proposed project may be based on "library research", be part of a faculty member's larger project, or be independent research.

 

Dan & Jean Aldrich  Scholarships

The Dan and Jean Aldrich Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior student on the basis of merit. The recipient must be a graduating 4th year senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. The nominee should demonstrate academic excellence (suggested 3.0 GPA or higher), leadership, contribution to campus and community service. The Dan and Jean Aldrich Scholar will receive a $3,000 award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Fill out this application and personal statement (prompt on the application) and turn it on to SE I, Room 102 by April 22nd, 5 PM.  One nomination from school will be chosen to move forward to the campus wide committee.  If chosen to represent Social Ecology, you will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

Nicholas Aeberhard

Nicholas Aeberhard was an active, popular and successful college student when an unfortunate accident took his life on New Year’s Eve in 1965.

The scholarship is given to an outstanding freshman based on personal integrity, student leadership, academics and involvement in campus and civic activities.  Students must have completed 24 units by the end of Winter quarter 2016, which should not include Advanced Placement or repeat courses.  The Nicholas Aeberhard Scholar will receive a $4,000 award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Fill out this application and personal statement (prompt on application) turn it on to SE I, Room 102 by April 22nd at 5 PM.  One nomination from school will be chosen to move forward to the campus wide committee.  If chosen to represent Social Ecology, you will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

 

Fudge Family Scholarship


The Fudge Family Foundation has established a limited-time scholarship opportunity for Social Ecology students who have a strong academic record and who have established financial need because they are self-supporting or have other personal hardships that would make it difficult for them to complete their studies without this assistance.  Fudge Family Scholars will have demonstrated a strong work ethic and self-motivation.  Ideally, two students will receive an award of up to $5,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time enrollment.
  • Current UC Irvine junior or senior-level student. 
  • A major within the School of Social Ecology (at the time of application and must remain an SE major throughout duration of the award).
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Two 500 word essays that address scholastic achievement, work ethic, and self-motivation.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Financial need as determined by the UCI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  1. Complete the Application Form posted here: Fudge Family Scholarship Application
  2. Application deadline: November 2015.
  3. Submit your complete application to: Office of Student Services, School of Social Ecology, SE I, Rm. 102, Irvine, CA 92697