Fiat Lux Scholarship Program

Each year, Berkeley University of California invite applications for the Fiat Lux Scholarship Program. The scholarship is only open to students attending one of the partner high schools for at least three years. There is no separated application required.

Scholarship Description

UC Berkeley’s faculty established the Fiat Lux Scholarship in 2016 with the goal of attracting to Berkeley high-achieving students from local high schools in the Bay Area, Central Coast area (Salinas), San Jose, Sequoia, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions trains scholars to do outreach in local partnering high schools with the support of Berkeley’s Center for Educational Partnerships. This proven and highly successful program promotes “giving back” through the scholars. They become aspirational role models for the high school students and provide help during college information sessions at various events and partnering high schools.

Award Value

  • Faculty Mentor: Scholars are assigned a Faculty Mentor from the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid (CUSHFA) and the faculty at large. The Faculty Mentor guides scholars in their long-term academic and professional endeavors. Each fall, the Chancellor hosts a reception to welcome entering Fiat Lux scholars. This reception is the first opportunity for scholars to meet their Faculty Mentors and to network with other incoming and continuing scholars.
  • Monetary Award and Scholarship Tenure: The Fiat Lux Scholarship includes a monetary award that is determined each year. Students with financial need are awarded a need-based scholarship based on an assessment of their financial need, up to the full cost of attendance. The scholarship is renewable annually, up to a maximum of 8 semesters for incoming freshmen and a maximum of 4 semesters for incoming transfers.
  • Scholars Association: All scholars are invited to join the Fiat Lux Scholars Association (FLSA). FLSA sponsors social events, coordinates community service projects and outreach events to the Fiat Lux partner schools.
  • Financial Aid Advising: The Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes, and Honors Office acts as intermediary for Fiat Lux scholars with the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for financial aid issues. The Scholarship Coordinator responds to questions regarding the scholarship and financial aid, as well as general information about Cal (e.g., advising, resources, and planning for the future).

Level & Area of Studies
College or university level in any field.

Place of study
At Berkeley University of California n the United States.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Attend one of the partner high schools for at least three years
  • U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (California Dream Act Application or hold a permanent resident card)
  • California resident or eligible nonresidents (AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption)

Application Instruction
No separated application required.

Submission Deadline
1 May every year.

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