Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

Merit-based scholarships and fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

For most merit-based awards, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 point scale) is required in all prior college-level academic coursework.

To be considered for merit-based and/or need-based awards, indicate your interest in financial support on the SOPHAS application, complete the UC Berkeley application for admission and fellowships, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using UC Berkeley code 001312.

Merit-based awards generally are given out by nomination only, so there is no specific application process for these awards beyond completing the FAFSA and the fellowships portion of the UC Berkeley application.

For more information on scholarships, grants and fellowships, read UC Berkeley’s Guide to Fellowships and Grants.

On-Campus Graduate Students

Applicants

Scholarship / AwardDeadline and Award Announcements
Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship
This opportunity is limited to MPH and DrPH applicants only.

Nominees must be embarking on their first master’s degree and have demonstrated financial need with no more than $10,000 in assets as indicated on the Domestic Fellowship page of the Graduate Division Application for Admission. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or AB540-eligible. To be considered for this opportunity, nominees must submit a SOPHAS application and a UC Berkeley application by the admissions deadline.
Deadline:
December 2

Tentative Recipient
Announcement:
March 31 - June 1 (rolling basis)
Kaiser Permanente-Public Health Scholars Program
This opportunity is limited to MPH and DrPH applicants only.

With the purpose of increasing the enrollment of underrepresented students and placing graduate students in underserved communities, nominees must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or AB540-eligible. To be considered for this opportunity, nominees must submit a SOPHAS application and a UC Berkeley application by the admissions deadline.
Deadline:
December 2

Tentative Recipient
Announcement:
March 31 - June 1 (rolling basis)
Berkeley Public Health Block Grant for Incoming Students
This opportunity is limited to MPH and DrPH applicants only.

As a merit-based opportunity, nominees must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or AB540-eligible and have maintained an upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. To be considered for this opportunity, nominees must submit a SOPHAS application and a UC Berkeley application by the admissions deadline.
Deadline:
December 2

Tentative Recipient Announcement:
March 31 - June 1 (rolling basis)
Reshetko Award
Scholarships will be awarded to students determined to have the highest
potential for making a contribution to public health.

To be considered for this opportunity, nominees must submit a SOPHAS application and a UC Berkeley application by the admissions deadline.
Deadline:
December 2

Tentative Recipient Announcement:
March 31 - June 1 (rolling basis)
Dean's Diversity Fellowship
The Dean's Diversity Fellowship is an effort by our school to attract students who may otherwise not be able to afford to attend UC Berkeley.

To be considered for this opportunity, nominees must submit a SOPHAS application and a UC Berkeley application by the admissions deadline.
Deadline:
December 2

Tentative Recipient Announcement:
March 31 - June 1 (rolling basis)

Current Students

Scholarship / AwardDeadline and Award Announcements
Berkeley Public Health Block Grant for Continuing Students
A merit based opportunity where students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher in their current MPH or DrPH program after the spring semester. Recipients must also intend to be registered for both semesters in the following academic year. Berkeley Public Health will begin accepting applications starting April 1.
Deadline:
May 10
Cheri Pies Award
The Cheri Pies Award for best application of the life course theory will be presented to the graduate student (MPH, MSW/MPH, DrPH, or PhD) each year who best applies any of the core concepts of the Life Course Theory to their residency, thesis, capstone, dissertation, or other type of scholarly project. Applications will be sent to graduate students when available.
January 27
Norman and Pansy L. Chan Scholarship
A scholarship that funds international students from China, students must be currently enrolled in Berkeley Public Health and be nominated by their program. The school will begin accepting nominations starting February 1.
Deadline:
N/A
Public Health Alumni Association Scholarship Competition
The Public Health Alumni Association provides $1,500 per student if selected for this award. Eligibility: Currently enrolled students in good academic standing in Berkeley Public Health who have been enrolled at least one semester and who, at the time of application, have at least two semesters to complete. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, recipients must be a full-time student and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units for a master’s or doctoral degree. Applicants are not eligible if they are graduating in May. Berkeley Public Health will begin accepting applications starting December 3.
Deadline:
February 28
Roselyn Lindheim Scholarship in Environmental Design and Public Health
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health. Awards consist of stipends up to $10,000 for one or two continuing graduate students. The award supports work in progress that integrates the social, physical, cultural and political aspects of improving population well-being. The work can be research or service oriented and must be completed within one year of receiving the award. Berkeley Public Health will begin accepting applications starting September 3.
Deadline:
January 31
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Scholarship
A scholarship that funds socioeconomically disadvantaged students who are first generation college students and/or low income. Award amounts will vary depending on the number of applications received. The SDS scholarships are combined and used to provide award support. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, recipients must be a full-time student and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units for a master’s or doctoral degree. Applications will be sent to graduate students when available.
Semi-Annual
UC Berkeley PHAA Diversity ScholarshipMarch 25

Online Program Students

Scholarship information is posted and updated on the Online Program Fees and Financial Aid page.

Endowments and Additional Opportunities

Berkeley Public Health offers a variety of endowments and opportunities for students who meet certain eligibility requirements and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to apply.

To learn more information about these opportunities, students can contact the Student Services Office throughout the school year.