The regents’ and chancellor’s scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered by UC Berkeley to entering undergraduate students, the scholarship is extended to a select cohort of Berkeley undergraduates who stand out for their creativity, leadership, service, and strong convictions, candidates reflect one of the highest principles of this institution which is a commitment to excellence.
The scholarship provides exclusive opportunities to connect with a network of faculty, current scholars, and alumni and to create enduring relationships that support academic success and seed future endeavors. The program actively involves more than 200 Berkeley faculty and is unique in that faculty members consider candidates and also mentor awarded scholars.
Regent’s and chancellor’s scholarship recipients shine brightly at Berkeley, discover a scholarship program offering a wealth of support, community, and enrichment that opens doors to a lifelong pursuit of excellence and service.
There are over 200 regents’ scholars attending UC Berkeley, anyone applying to UC Berkeley is automatically considered for the scholarship and a total of $8000 spread over four years. Just as important are the additional university resources that are available to the regent scholar to assist in academic success, the selection is merit-based that is based on academic achievement and personal accomplishments.
WHAT MAKES A CANDIDATE QUALIFY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP
Priority Class Enrollment: Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars are among a very select group of students who receive priority enrollment for classes.
Faculty Mentor: Scholars have access to UC Berkeley faculty mentors to provide guidance on academic and professional endeavors.
Research Fellowship: The Regents’ and Chancellor’s Research Fellowship provides scholars an opportunity to apply for funding of up to $1,000 in support of current research projects.
Guaranteed Housing: Scholars receive guaranteed placement in on-campus housing for the duration of their scholarship tenure.
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 as well as social events and community service projects throughout the academic year
Financial Aid Advising: Scholars have a dedicated scholarship coordinator in the Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Prizes Office to assist with questions about the scholarship and financial aid.
Financial Literacy Counsel; UC Berkeley’s peer-to-peer financial literacy program, offers special workshops and counseling to help scholars learn to manage money and expenses.
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 needs are awarded a scholarship up to their full need as assessed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
Upon graduating, scholars become part of a vibrant and world-changing group of Berkeley alumni.