About Us

Mission statement:

The FYRE Scholars program at the University of California, Irvine strives to provide support to current and former foster youth attending UCI. This program aims to create a network that enhances the academic success and personal well-being of former foster youth attending UCI. We guarantee a welcoming community for individuals who have faced similar experiences. We promote transitional and educational opportunities in support of student learning and success. Thus, assisting FYRE scholars in gaining the necessary skills to become self-supporting, successful individuals who go on to transform their college experience into meaningful careers and lives.


To enable academic success for current and former foster youth in higher education.

Program Goals:


The FYRE Scholars program accepts applications year-round. If you have ever been part of the foster care system then you are welcome to fill in the interest form to get involved.