UC Scholarships

The UC Berkeley Graduate Fellowships Office provides several university scholarships for graduate students. Most are awarded based on the student's financial need as reflected on the FAFSA form.



Graduate Diversity Program (GDP) Award

This one-year award is given to outstanding entering J.D. students who contribute to the level of diversity within their discipline or the graduate community at large. Recipients may have shown academic achievement despite challenges such as social, economic or educational obstacles. Continued excellence in the J.D. Program is required. To be considered, U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit a FAFSA. Applicants are nominated by Berkeley Law Financial Aid.

  • Deadlines: Submit the FAFSA by March 2
  • Award: Fees and nonresident tuition (if applicable, the first year only) and a $10,000 stipend the first year
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu

James D. Kline Fund

Candidates pursuing a graduate degree at any UC campus and residing in any part of the world are eligible for this award. Funding is available for projects or programs of study that promote international understanding and world peace.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded annually, covering the cost of tuition and including a stipend for room, board, living expenses, and income taxes. The fellowships are intended for students of outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. Students of all national origins who are U.S. citizens are invited to apply. Applications are available in the Graduate Fellowships Office.