College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Scholarships & Research Grants 10/16/09

October 15, 2009

Biology Fellows Program Research Grants
Applications are now being accepted for the Biology Fellows Program Spring Semester Research Grants.

Since 1992 the Biology Fellows Program has provided research awards to Berkeley Undergraduates. The program offers:

-$1500 stipend for the semester
-faculty research seminars
-professional development workshops/events
-the opportunity for students to organize and present their research at the Spring HHMI Undergraduate Research Symposium

Applications are due NOVEMBER 9, 2009 in 2075 VLSB. We ask that you complete the online application and submit a paper copy with all the required documents.

For more information, application guidelines and to apply:

Questions/need help : email Leonore Reiser (

Chicano Latino Alumni Association (CLAA) Scholarship
The UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association (CLAA) Scholarship supports undergraduate Latino students at Cal who demonstrate financial need for tuition, books, equipment, and living expenses.

The application can be accessed at be the following link:
UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association (CLAA) scholarship application:
Please e-mail (PDF format only) all application materials to the following address:

Undocumented AB 540, low income, and mixed race students are encouraged to apply.
The deadline is October 23, 2009.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for a maximum of two years for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors majoring in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. The purpose of the award is to encourage top students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. The Berkeley campus committee selects Berkeley's nominees before applications are forwarded to the Goldwater Foundation.

Application Deadline: Noon, December 1, 2009.

Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at For more information, visit,

Students headed for careers as "change agents" in government, community, or public service are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship, which provides $30,000 for graduate school.

Applicants must have a strong academic record (usually 3.5+ GPA), significant leadership experience, and should plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Students must apply during their junior year. (Exception: students who plan to enroll as
fifth-year seniors may apply during their fourth year.)

Deadline: Noon, December 7, 2009. Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at

The Ford Foundation offers doctoral fellowships to minority groups whose under representation has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals of demonstrated ability and who show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars,
researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. The scholarship is renewable.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2009

Award Amount: $20,000/year

to be eligible, you must:
*be senior or graduate level student
*be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national

Application is available online at:

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Merage Institute for the American Dream provides scholarship opportunities for immigrants to become leaders in their communities and in the nation. Applicants must be immigrants to the United States holding a Permanent Resident Card or be in the process of becoming a citizen. The institute looks for students with a strong academic record, leadership skills, and commitment to excellence in the areas of business, culture and art, science, education, or public services.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2009

Award Amount: $20,000 stipend for two years

To be eligible you must:
*be an immigrant to the United States
*have citizenship status, a Permanent Resident Card (Green
Card), or be in the process of
applying for citizenship
*be a graduating senior

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Alicia Hayes, Scholarship Coordinator
Scholarship Connection
301B Campbell Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2922
(510) 643-6929