Scholarship Program

UCI DCE offers a limited number of scholarships, each covering tuition up to $800 that can be applied toward enrollment in one or more Summer or Fall 2024 courses.

Who is Eligible?

Any student who has met all of the following requirements:

  • Registered for a UCI DCE certificate program, specialized studies, international program or concurrent enrollment course.*
  • Successfully completed at least two DCE courses since July 1, 2020.
  • Earned a grade of “B” or higher in your most recent DCE course.

*Summer Session, OLLI, Technology Boot Camps, Coursera, and UCI degree/certificate programs are excluded.

Students who were previously awarded this scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
  • Applications will be accepted between March 1 to April 19, 2024.
  • In the online application, you will be asked to answer the following questions:
    • Reason for Application: in 500 characters, or less, briefly describe the reason you are applying for this scholarship.
    • Statement of Personal or Professional Goals: in 1500 characters or less, please describe how the UCI DCE program will help you attain your personal and/or professional goals.
  • Submit a Professional or Academic Letter of Recommendation: In support of your abilities, and personal and/or professional goals, please request that a professional or academic colleague (such as a supervisor, manager or recent instructor) directly email a letter of recommendation to Please ask your recommender to include your name and “recommendation” in the subject line and to include his or her professional or academic association to you in the body of the letter. Acceptable format for the recommendation letter are MS Word or PDF.

Terms & Conditions

  • Scholarship award is provided for course and or program fees only and excludes parking, candidacy, UCInetID, textbooks, as well as living expenses, etc.
  • Enrollment must be for Summer and/or Fall 2024 quarters only and forfeited after Fall 2024.
  • If you are not able to attend and have to drop your course and/or program, any scholarship applied to that course/program is also forfeited.
  • Scholarship cannot be transferred to another individual and cannot be applied to Summer Session, OLLI, Technology Boot Camps, Coursera, or UCI degree/certificate programs.
  • Scholarship cannot be used for reimbursement of fees previously paid.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the DCE Scholarship Committee and all award decisions are final.
  • There is no guarantee of a scholarship pool each year for distribution.
  • DCE reserves the right to modify scholarship criteria at any time and without prior notice.


  • Online application and letter of recommendation are due by 4pm (PST), April 19, 2024.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified individually by mid May 2024.