How To Apply


UCI’s TRIO Scholars is federally funded by the United States Department of Education to assist 140 eligible students in their pursuit of higher education. Students will be accepted based on spaces available. Please contact the TRIO Scholars Director, Joanna Hernandez, to express interest in the program. She can be reached at


Interested students must be admitted to the University of California, Irvine and demonstrate an academic need for assistance. Students must also meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Low-Income student (Meet the income criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education)
  • First-Generation college student (Neither parent has received a four-year degree)
  • Student with a disability (Must be registered with the Disability Services Center at UCI)