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.
- To give personalized assistance with educational goals and practical day-to-day needs to ensure that scholars take full advantage of the university, inside and outside the classroom
- To encourage academic excellence and connect newfound knowledge to current experiences and future career goals
- To provide a genuine support system of peers to FYRE scholars during their time as an undergraduate student at UCI
- To empower self-sufficiency by sharing opportunities and resources that are present both on-campus and within the greater Orange County community
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.