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University of California at Berkeley Scholarships

101 Sproul Hall Tuition In/Out-State: $11,220 / $37,902 Total Fall Enrollment: 35,833
Berkeley , CA 94704 Books and Supplies: $1,262 Applicants Admitted: 21%
(510) 642-6000 On-campus Room and Board: $16,389 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 63% Undergraduate Application Fee: $60 Receiving Institutional Aid: 53% , $10,878 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

George A. Miller Scholars Program

Scholarship Description
The George A. Miller Scholars Program is designed to provide outstanding community college transfer students with a scholarship and research/community service stipend. The students spend an entire academic year developing research and leadership skills while they plan an academic research or community service project, which they conduct under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer and throughout the following academic year. Each year, the George A. Miller Scholars Program will select ten outstanding low-income, first generation college students who have transferred to UC Berkeley from one of California's community colleges. Students are selected based on their leadership potential, academic excellence, and their commitment to community service and education. Once selected, George A. Miller Scholars have the choice of two tracks: academic research or community service. George A. Miller Scholars receive training and support for the design and implementation of a project involving either original research with a Berkeley faculty mentor or completion of a community service project. George A. Miller Scholars receive a $7,000 scholarship over two years ($2,050 per academic year and $2,400 in the summer for their research or community service project), contingent upon their active participation in scheduled program activities and successful completion of program requirements. In addition, Miller Scholars receive mentoring from UC Berkeley faculty, as well as from other Miller Scholars. Miller Scholars participate in weekly sessions on study skills, time management, undergraduate research, and graduate school preparation, and they attend regular social gatherings with previous Miller Scholars. Furthermore, they receive ongoing academic support and advising from Miller Scholars Program staff.
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Award Criteria Requirements:

Financial need
Class Standing
To be eligible to apply for the Miller Scholars Program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1) Must be considered low-income; 2) Must be a first generation college student (The US Department of Education defines "first generation college student" as one who has not resided with, or recieved primary support from, a parent who has received a B.A. degree or its equivalent); 3) Must be either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (or otherwise eligible for Federal Financial Aid); 4) Must be transferring to UC Berkeley from a California community college in the Fall - have signed a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR); 5) Must be available to spend approximately 20 hours per week on your research or community service project and attend a weekly seminar during the summer; 6) Must be willing to attend a weekly seminar each semester of the 2 year program
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