Explore Opportunities for Support

With support from donors like you, the university will strengthen existing programs and launch new initiatives to expand opportunities for all students and advance diversity.


Advance our commitment to student diversity, enriching academic perspectives, and full inclusion and belonging for all.

bridges Multicultural Resource Center and Queer Alliance and Resource Center

The new space for bridges and QARC will be a student-run and -initiated center where students can discover campus resources and participate in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Center for Educational Partnerships

In partnership with the state and local schools, the center works with kindergarten to community college students from socioeconomically disadvantaged environments to build a college going culture.

Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence

Offers counseling services, supplemental financial aid, and scholarships to support former foster youth, veterans, student parents, undocumented students, and transfer students of all ages and life experiences

Disabled Students’ Program

Ensures students with disabilities have the appropriate accommodations and services to fully participate in the Berkeley experience

Educational Opportunity Program

Provides first-generation students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds the guidance and resources necessary to succeed

Undocumented Students Program

The first of its kind in higher education, this program provides vital services that make it possible for undocumented students to flourish and succeed.


Expand access to ensure that qualified scholars of all backgrounds can pursue their excellence and passions at Berkeley without financial barriers.

Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships increase access and equity, support the basic needs of students like food and shelter, and allow our students to grow as scholars, innovators, and individuals.

DREAM Act Scholarship

Supports DREAM Act undergraduate scholars

Fiat Lux Scholarship

Provides scholarships and faculty mentoring support to high-achieving students from local high schools in the Bay Area, Central Coast area (Salinas), San Jose, Sequoia, Sacramento, and Los Angeles

Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship

The most prestigious scholarship offered by UC Berkeley to entering undergraduate students, and is the largest Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship program in the UC system.

The African American Initiative

The UC Berkeley African American Initiative Scholarship at the San Francisco Foundation was created to provide financial support for African American students while addressing campus diversity. For more information, write studentexperience@berkeley.edu.


Ensure that every student can participate in experiential learning endeavors to challenge assumptions and push beyond boundaries.

Athletic Study Center

Provides holistic services, including academic advising, individual tutoring, and study groups, specifically for Cal student-athletes

Berkeley Connect

This faculty-directed mentoring and fellowship program connects undergraduate students with a graduate mentor, a community of peers with shared interests, and campus resources.

Career Center

Assists students and alumni with career exploration, internship and job searching, and the graduate/professional school application process

Public Service Center

Through the center, faculty and community members introduce students to real-world experiences that allow them to grow into our next generation of civic leaders.

Student Learning Center

Serves more than 10,000 students by providing one-on-one tutoring, study groups, adjunct courses, learning strategies, and topical workshops

Study Abroad

Gives students access to life-changing experiences through immersion in international cultures


Empower every student to achieve all aspects of optimal health, from housing and food security to counseling for emotional and mental health.

Basic Needs

This comprehensive program focuses on food, housing, and financial security — all of which directly impacts students’ mental and physical health and success.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund uses donations to support students at UC Berkeley following a community emergency or natural disaster and is providing critical resources to students now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations to the fund will be allocated by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to help with such necessities as relocating students, housing expenses, food, household goods, clothing, books, and technology solutions for remote learning.

University Health Services

Provides comprehensive wellness, medical, and mental health services to all Berkeley students and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff