Miguel Velez Scholarship (I)

Fellowship details

Application Status
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$9,000 stipend + resident fees
Period of Funding
Spring Quarter
Citizenship Requirements
No requirement


The Miguel Velez Scholarship provides financial support to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, have financial need, and are citizens of a Latin American country. Preference is given to citizens of Colombia.

Award Information

This award provides resident fees and a stipend of $9,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award.  Nonresident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition are not included.

Important Dates

Call for Applications:  October 9, 2023
Submission Deadline: 
November 17, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be citizens of a Latin American country and pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
  • Students who are citizens of Colombia or who can prove descent from the donor, Miguel Velez, will be given preference.
  • Students from a Latin American country who have AB 540 status are also eligible to apply.

Application Process

Be prepared to submit the following materials:

  1. Miguel Velez Scholarship Application Form (completed with all signatures)
  2. Statement of financial need from faculty advisor or department chair
  3. Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  4. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  6. Copy of passport page showing citizenship in a Latin American country. Residency will be verified via the student information system.


Questions should be directed to Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

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