Jeff Garcilazo Fellowship/Scholarship Fund

Established in honor and memory of the late Chicano/Latino Studies and History professor, the Jeff Garcilazo Fellowship/Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for students to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Chicano/Latino communities.  The Jeff Garcilazo Paper Prize is awarded annually to undergraduate student author(s) of the best research paper(s) in Chicano/Latino studies.

Donations can be made by completing the Jeff Garcilazo Fellowship/Scholarship Fund Donation Form.  In advance, thank you for your anticipated contribution and we look forward to adding your name to our list of donors:

  • Jose and Leilani Alamillo
  • Anna Carricchi-Lopez
  • Ralph and Carol Cicerone
  • Louis DeSipio
  • Maya K. Dunne and John Dombrink
  • Stephanie A. Fetta
  • Alex and Toni Garcilazo
  • Manuel and Stella Ginez
  • James and Ruth Given
  • Manuel and Genet Gomez
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Lynn Mally and Robert Moeller
  • Alejandro Morales
  • K.C. and Georgette Nicolaou
  • Nick Renteria
  • Jess L. Romo
  • Nancy Lee Ruyter
  • Heidi Tinsman
  • Veronica Vargas
  • Anne Walthall
  • Christina Woo
  • Martha Acevedo, 1968 Humanities Alumni

2018-19 Jeff Garcilazo Paper Prize Award Announcement, submission deadline:  May 10, 2019


Manuel N. Gomez Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship supports promising UC Irvine students who have participated in an academic enrichment, academic outreach and/or academic preparedness program as a prospective student or as a currently enrolled UCI student. The program must be sponsored in whole or in part by the University of California or a comparable state, federal or privately funded program. For more information click here.
2018-19 Manuel N. Gomez Endowed Scholarship Application deadline: April 25, 2019


Vicki L. Ruiz Award

This award has been named and established in honor of the trailblazing Chicana historian, Vicki L. Ruiz. Faculty in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies are invited to nominate graduating undergraduate students who have demonstrated scholarly excellence, service, and resilience for this award.  The vision and dedication driving this student's accomplishments and resilience are meant to honor and continue the extraordinary legacy and strides of Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz.  Students are not eligible to apply or nominate themselves or other students for this award.


Excellence in Chicano/Latino Studies Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher and Promise in Chicano-Latino Studies Award:
Graduating UCI undergraduate students who are majors, minors, or have a departmental certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies, and have successfully completed a distinguished and sustained trajectory of original primary research experience that advances our investigation and understanding of the Chicano-Latino experience within and beyond UCI are eligible to nominate themselves for this award.  The research must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in the department of Chicano/Latino Studies.


Outstanding Chicano/Latino Community Engagement Award:
Graduating undergraduates who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to service that promotes diversity and civic engagement within the UCI student community and/or the broader public are eligible for this award.  Evidence of exceptional commitment to the student community and broader public may include (but is not limited to) participation in campus and/or community organizations, developing on-campus programming, engaging in off-campus programming, and volunteer activities that nurture awareness, knowledge, and sustained engagement with Chicano/Latinos at UCI and/or outside of UCI.
2018-19 Excellence in Chicano/Latino Studies Award Application deadline:  4:00pm, Friday, April 26, 2019   



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