National rankings consistently place UC Berkeley's undergraduate and graduate programs among the world's best. Berkeley is home to top scholars in every discipline, accomplished writers and musicians, star athletes, and stellar scientists — all drawn to this public university by its rich opportunities for groundbreaking research, innovative thinking and creativity, and service to society.

Current Opportunities for University of California Berkeley

The Leadership Award

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: Various (February 24 for freshmen; Opens April 1 for current students and transfers)
Description: Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments. Students compete for the scholarship every year, ensuring a diverse and dynamic annual cohort of leaders whose work is relevant and newly inspiring.

The Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 12, 2018
Description: The Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) is named in recognition of a legacy commitment made by Cal alumnus, local business and community leader, Theodore (Ted) H. Kruttschnitt ’64. The program supports low-income, underrepresented minority students who have been admitted to Cal as an incoming freshman or junior college transfer. In addition to financial aid, the KASP Scholars will receive the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the number one public university in the world. To ensure access and the success of the KASP Scholars, CAA will partner with various campus units and student service centers, including the Division of Equity & Inclusion.

Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 02, 2018
Description: Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid is a financial aid program made possible by the passge of the California Dream Act of 2011.  The program provides grants and scholarships to make college more affordable for students who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption. 

EOP Achievement Award

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 07, 2018
Description:

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honors a select number of students each year with the EOP Achievement Award. This award recognizes students who have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus and/or in the surrounding community.

Contact Information

University of California Berkeley
101 Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA 94720
www.berkeley.edu