Named Fellowships

Students are considered for the following automatically:
 

Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowship

One of the premier awards offered to incoming graduate students in the school. This award is funded by Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, after whom the school is named. Fourteen fellowships have been awarded at $25,000 each. The award is open to both terminal M.S. and Ph.D. students. It is a competitive award, rather than need based, and it is open to all graduate majors within the school. Applicants will be considered automatically, for this fellowship, no separate application materials are required.
 

Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing (CPCC) Fellowship

Graduate Fellowships within The Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing are available to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) and Information and Computer Science (ICS) students. Students with a strong academic background in the areas of communications and related subjects who are interested in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. are eligible. To be considered, students must apply to the graduate program in electrical and computer engineering or computer science at UC Irvine, no separate application is necessary.


Micro Fellowship

A one year fellowship for Electrical and Computer Engineering students, it is made available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. It includes fees and a stipend, and for non-residents, it also includes tuition. M.S. and Ph.D. students are eligible.


Kleist Endowed Fellowship

This fellowship is for Electrical and Computer Engineering or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students and is made available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. This fellowship is funded by Robert Kleist, CEO and President of Printronix, Inc., located in Irvine, California. Both M.S. and Ph.D. students may be considered for the award. The award includes a monthly stipend, fees and non-resident tuition.  No separate application is necessary to be considered for this fellowship.


Parker Hannifin Fellowship

The fellowship is for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students and is made available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students. Students who are M.S. and Ph.D. candidates may be considered for the award. The award includes a monthly stipend, fees and non-resident tuition.  No separate application is necessary to be considered for this fellowship.


Hostetter Fellowship

This fellowship is to be awarded to a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department at UC Irvine. This award will supplement other fellowship support or financial aid that the student is receiving to help pay for tuition and fees.  No separate application is necessary to be considered for this fellowship.


Holmes Endowed Fellowship

The Fellowship is available to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students who have a demonstrated background and interest in flight systems navigation. The award is made available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students. Students who are M.S. and Ph.D. candidates may be considered for the award. The award includes a monthly stipend, fees and non-resident tuition.  No separate application is necessary to be considered for this fellowship.


The Henry T. Nicholas, III Research Fellowship

Established by the Nicholas Foundation, this fellowship supports two UC Irvine graduate students performing interdisciplinary research in the field of embedded systems. Fellowship recipients will be provided with a stipend in addition to payment of tuition and fees for one academic year. Fellows will be selected by an independent committee comprised of Center for Embedded Computer Systems (CECS) faculty and representatives from the Nicholas Endowment.


Students need to submit a separate application to be considered for the following:


Balsells Fellowship

The Fellowship was established in the 1996-1997 academic year, and is funded in part by The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the government of Catalonia, Spain and Peter Balsells, President and Owner of Bal Seal Engineering Company, Inc., in Foothill Ranch, California. Applicants for the Balsells Fellowship must be recent graduates or researchers with excellent academic records and the potential to make outstanding contributions to the engineering profession. The fellowship is only available to citizens of Spain who have graduated from a university in Catalonia and who fluently speak and write English, Catalan and Spanish.


University Based Fellowships
 

The school receives fellowships each year from central UC Irvine administration funds to recruit new graduate students to campus and to support continuing students. There are two main types of funding sources available to faculty members for this purpose:


Block allocation

This allocation is used to provide Regents Fellowships for Ph.D. and M.S. students. Various types of awards are offered. Awards may cover fees, non-resident tuition and monthly stipend payments. Domestic and International student are eligible.  No separate application is necessary to be considered for this fellowship.


Corporate Scholarships/ Fellowships:


Conexant Systems, Inc. ($3,000)

One-time scholarship award offered to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Irvine. Awards are based on candidates meeting the following criteria: Graduate students:

  • Masters and Ph.D. level students in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering are eligible to apply 
  • Possess a minimum of 3.5 GPA in major
  • Registered as a full-time student
  • Interest in internship experience with Conexant before graduation (if available)
  • Ability to work in the U.S.


This scholarship is also offered to undergraduate level students:

  • More information
  • Additional criteria:
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Involvement in extra-curricular activities
    • Demonstrated financial need