FYRE Scholars: CalFresh Eligibility

The Foster Youth Resilience in Education 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.


The FYRE Scholars Program increases employability for current and former foster youth at the University of California, Irvine. As well, the FYRE Scholars Program helps, guides, and prepares students for post-secondary admission to graduate and professional schools.


Provides assistance in support of employability by providing current and/or former foster youth, first-generation college students, and students from low-income households and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds with:

  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Access to Academic Programs
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Counseling/Advising
  • Post-Grad Exploration and Planning
  • Other Campus Support Services & Referrals