Scholarships

University Sources

For federal- and state-sponsored financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Arts Scholarships and Fellowships

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts has some scholarship monies available to incoming and to continuing students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Information on applying will be sent out to students throughout the year through email, when scholarships become available.

All Majors:

Edna Helen Beach Scholarship: Provides $1,000 per year for two years for an incoming freshman student, and $1,000 for one year for an incoming transfer student. Recipient must be gifted and talented, and will be selected from eligible students with special emphasis on those from underprivileged backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to attend a major research institution.

Cloud Hsueh Foundation Scholarship – Up to $3,000 awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students

Kris and Linda Elftmann Scholarship: Up to $3,000 awarded to an outstanding student.

Leo Freedman Graduate Fellowship: For outstanding applicants from Orange County, California, preferably from Anaheim; two fellowships approximately $7,000 each for the academic year.

Medici Circle Scholarship – Up to $1,425 awarded annually to outstanding students participating in research, conferences, exhibitions, or festivals 

Sheila K. and James J. Peterson Community Spirit Scholarships: $1,500-$3,000 awarded to students with financial need and who have contributed to community services.

Elizabeth and Thomas Tierney Scholarship: Up to $3,000 awarded annually to an outstanding student.

Art Majors:

H.B. and Isabelle Yolen Memorial Scholarship: Four $2,000 awards to students in Art or Drama with financial need.

Steven Criqui Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,375 awarded to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Art or Art History with financial need.

Dance Majors:

William J. Gillespie Foundation Scholarships: Several scholarships in varying amounts, awarded to outstanding Dance majors.

Gregory Browne Osborne Memorial Scholarship: Several scholarships in varying amounts, awarded to outstanding Dance majors with an emphasis in ballet.

Sylvia Reines Dance Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in Dance.

Drama Majors:

Steve Lyle Memorial Scholarship: $2,000 awarded to continuing students in Drama; selected by application and recommendation.

Bette and Steven Warner Scholarship: For outstanding students in the Music Department's voice program and the Drama Department.

H.B. and Isabelle Yolen Memorial Scholarship: Four $2,000 awards to students in Studio Art or Drama with financial need.

Music Majors:

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Music Scholarship: Up to $500 awarded to a music student in any instrument or voice.

Alice Lowell Memorial Scholarship: For students majoring in Music.

Margie McDade Memorial Scholarship: For students majoring in Music and studying piano.

Marjorie and Robert Rawlins Scholarship: For full-time students majoring in Music and studying piano, violin, viola, or cello.

Frederick Reines Music Scholarship: For students majoring in Music and studying voice.

Harry and Marjorie Ann Slim Memorial Scholarship: For students majoring in Music.

Winifred W. Smith Scholarship: For students majoring in Music and studying cello, violin, or piano (preferably cello).

UCI Town and Gown Music Scholarships: For students majoring in Music.

Phyllis Kovach Vacca Memorial Scholarship: For students majoring in Music and studying cello, piano, or violin.

Bette and Steven Warner Scholarship: For outstanding students in the Music Department's voice program and the Drama Department.

William C. Holmes Fellowship: For graduate students studying Music.

Norma Barnard MacLeod Scholarship: For Music students studying Guitar or Lute.