An empowering and welcoming community for current and former foster youth at UCI!


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 current and 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.


FYRE Program Benefits Include:

Priority Registration, NEW Scholarships and Need Grants, Guaranteed Housing, One-on-one Academic & Career Support, Tutoring Scholarships, Workshops & Events , Personal referrals to student services on campus – and MORE!


Scholars must be current or former foster youth (at least one day in foster care) in order to qualify. Additionally, scholars must participate in several FYRE sponsored events, workshops, and more in order to maintain an active FYRE Program status. More details on the academic year requirements will be shared upon completion of this form.  

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