Deadline: 2 March 2018
Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship for International Students in USA, 2018: The University of California offers approximately 200 new Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarships each year for undergraduate and graduate programme. These scholarships are available for the US as well as international applicants.
The aim of the scholarships is to support outstanding incoming students.
The University of California is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system and is ranked as one of the world’s most prestigious universities and the top public university in the United States.
- Application deadline: March 2
- Course Level: These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate programme.
- Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the fields offered by the university.
- Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:
- Faculty Mentor: Scholars are assigned a UC Berkeley faculty mentor to assist with guidance through academic and professional endeavours. Scholars have an opportunity to meet their faculty mentors for the first time at the fall welcome reception hosted by the Chancellor. Further networking with faculty and fellow scholars throughout their academic career at Berkeley results in lifelong beneficial associations.
- Priority Class Enrollment: Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars are among a very select group of students who receive priority enrollment for classes.
- Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association: All scholars are automatic members of the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association (RCSA). The student organization sponsors academic and professional development activities and coordinates social events and community service projects. Examples include RCSA’s partnership with UC Berkeley’s Career Center each year to host a career fair featuring more than 250 companies, and their planning and implementation of TEDx Berkeley, involving more than 200 scholar volunteers. Learn more about RCSA’s activities on the official RCSA website.
- Financial Aid Advising: Scholars have a dedicated Scholarship Advisor in the Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Prizes Office, who assists with questions about the scholarship and financial aid as well as offering general resource and advising information.
- Research Fellowship: The Regents’ and Chancellor’s Research Fellowship provides scholars with an opportunity to apply for funding of up to $1,000 in support of current research projects.
- Guaranteed Housing: Scholars receive guaranteed placement in a University Residence for the duration of their scholarship tenure.
- Alumni Network: Upon graduating, scholars become part of a vibrant and world-changing group of Berkeley alumni. The university hosts an annual event for Regents’ and Chancellor’s alumni, faculty, and current scholars, inviting them to connect and expand their networks.
- Monetary Award and Scholarship Tenure: The Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship includes a monetary award that is renewable annually for up to a maximum of eight semesters for incoming freshmen and a maximum of four semesters for incoming transfer students. Scholars without financial need receive a $2,500 honorary award per year. Scholars with financial need are awarded a scholarship up to their full need as assessed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
- Nationality: All nationalities
- Number of Scholarships: Approximately 200 scholarships are available.
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: International
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
- Applicants are a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, or a student eligible for Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid.
- Applicants have a valid Social Security Number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; or unless you are a student eligible for Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid).
- Applicants have registered with Selective Service if you are male and between the ages of 18-25.
- Applicants have a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or completed homeschooling at the secondary level.
- Applicants are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate.
- Applicants are making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward your degree.
- Applicants don’t have a drug conviction for an offence that occurred while receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study).
- Applicants don’t owe a refund on a federal grant or you are not in default on a federal student loan.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants must have good command over the English language.
- All students who apply to UC Berkeley are automatically considered for the scholarship. This includes California resident, out-of-state, and international students entering from high school as well as transfer students
How to Apply:
- US. citizens and eligible non-citizens who wish to be considered for financial aid are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).