Graduate Diversity Program (GDP)

Berkeley Law offers the Graduate Diversity Program scholarship 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.

If selected as a recipient of the Graduate Diversity Program you will receive gift-aid that covers full tuition, fees, and health insurance, plus a $10K stipend for the first year through the Berkeley Graduate Opportunity Program fellowship (GOP.)

Applicants to Berkeley Law’s J.D. program will have the opportunity to self-identify that they would like to be considered for the GDP scholarship. An essay discussing why you are a strong candidate for this scholarship must be included with your admissions application. U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit a FAFSA by March 2nd. Contact admissions@law.berkeley.edu with questions about the application process.