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UC Berkeley merit-based scholarships?

Hi everyone! I'm thinking about applying to UC Berkeley and I'm curious about their merit-based scholarships. Does anyone know what kind of scholarships are available, and what the application process is like? Thank you!

6 months ago

Hello! UC Berkeley offers several merit-based scholarships for incoming freshmen. Some of the more notable ones include the Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship and the Fiat Lux Scholarship. These scholarships typically provide financial support along with other benefits such as priority class registration and personal advising.

The Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by UC Berkeley. It covers your full demonstrated financial need, and also has additional benefits like research stipends and faculty mentoring. Selection for this scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership, and potential contribution to the campus.

The Fiat Lux Scholarship is a financial aid package for California residents which covers a student's full demonstrated financial need. Selection is based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

The application process for these scholarships usually involves submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and potentially other financial aid-specific forms, in addition to your UC application. For most of the scholarships, there isn't a separate application. Your UC application, including your personal insight essays and extracurricular activities, will be used to evaluate you for these scholarships.

However, the process may vary slightly for each scholarship, so it's crucial to research each one for specific requirements and deadlines. You can find more information on the scholarships offered by UC Berkeley on their financial aid website (https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/types-of-aid-at-berkeley/scholarships/) or by reaching out to the financial aid office. Good luck with your application!

6 months ago

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