Skip to main content
Scholarships

The Bren School of ICS offers students the following competitive scholarships, fellowships and student awards. These awards are possible through the generous support of our community, industry friends, and ICS endowments. These individuals and companies, through their commitment to higher education, play an active role in the future of information technology by helping deserving and highly competent students afford a quality education. Learn more about sponsoring a scholarship or fellowship to support an ICS student's educational goal. You can also make an online gift >

Scholarships

How to Apply for an Award/Scholarship:

ICS Awards and Scholarships will be open for applications in January 2020.

If you have questions, please contact the program administrator.


BOB & BARBARA KLEIST ENDOWED TRANSFER STUDENT AWARD IN ICS

The Bob and Barbara Kleist Endowment was established through the generous donation from Bob and Barbara Kleist themselves. This award is designated to support undergraduate students who have transferred to UCI from a community college and who are preparing for a career in the computer science field. Students must have a declared major in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

AWARDS: 2 awards of $2,500 each

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Transfer students only
  • Academic excellence
  • Essay required

STEVE & JENNY MIZUSAWA ENDOWED STUDENT AWARD IN ICS

The Steve and Jenny Mizusawa Student Award Endowment was established in 2005 through the generous donation from Steve and Jenny themselves. This award is designated to support undergraduate juniors and seniors preparing for a career in the computer science field. Students must have a declared major in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

AWARD: 1 award of $1,500

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Juniors and Seniors
  • Minimum ICS GPA of 3.0
  • Self nomination and/or faculty recommendation
  • Essay required

ACCENTURE ENDOWED OUTSTANDING JUNIOR AWARD IN ICS

The Accenture Endowed Outstanding Junior Award was established through and endowment in 1992 by Accenture to recognize and financially assist selected student recipients during their final year at UC Irvine.

AWARD: 1 award of $1,500

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 ICS GPA minimum
  • Graduate in the following academic year
  • 40% academic standing
  • 30% demonstrated leadership abilities
  • 30% civic and/or charitable involvement (eg. volunteerism with various charity or civic minded organizations or individuals efforts taken by the applicants)
  • Essay required

ESSIE LEV ENDOWED MEMORIAL TRANSFER STUDENT AWARD IN ICS

The Essie Lev Endowed Memorial Student Award was established by Sara Sandel to honor her sister and former UC Irvine academic counselor Essie Lev. The award is designated for transfer or re-entering undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Students must have a declared major in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

AWARDS: 2 awards of $1,500 each

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Transfer or re-entry students only
  • ICS majors
  • Demonstrated campus or community service
  • Essay required

JULIAN FELDMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ICS

The Julian Feldman Scholarship was established in 1998 by Jim Hobbs ’73 in honor of ICS Professor Emeritus Julian Feldman. The scholarship used to be funded through an annual gift made by Jim and Trinidad Hobbs. In 2006, the scholarship was turned into an Endowed Scholarship, now called, The Julian Feldman Endowed Scholarship in ICS, funded through Jim Hobbs’ annual gifts as well as gifts from ICS’ Annual Fund campaign.

AWARDS: 4 awards of $2,000 each

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • High academic standing
  • Possess demonstrated leadership abilities
  • No essay required

KENNETH SIMMS ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ICS

The Kenneth Simms Memorial Scholarship endowment was established in 1989 by Laguna Software to honor UCI alumnus and one of the most significant contributors to the development of the PICK Operating System, Kenneth Simms ’70.

AWARDS: 4 awards of $2,000 each

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Academic excellence
  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • The recipient should be preparing for a profession in the field of computer science
  • The recipient is selected by the selection committe according to the guidelines
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • No essay required

SUMALEE JOHNSON TRANSFER STUDENT AWARD IN ICS

The Sumalee Johnson Transfer Student Award was established through the generous donation from ICS alumnus, Sumlalee Johnson '82. This award is designated to support undergraduate students who have transferred to UCI from a community college and who are preparing for a career in the computer science field. Students must have a declared major in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

AWARD: 1 award of $2,000

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Transfer students only
  • 3.2 ICS GPA minimum
  • Essay required

RICHARD AND PATRICIA UTTS ENDOWED DATA SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD AWARD IN ICS

The Richard and Patricia Utts Endowed Data Science for Social Good Award was established by Statistics Professor Emerita, Jessica Utts, to honor her parents who “cared very much about social causes.” The endowment is also a token of her appreciation to the Department of Statistics and the School of ICS. The award is for undergraduate students with a data science major in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

AWARD: 1 award of $5,000

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Data Science majors
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Essay required