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. The Graduate Opportunity Program Master’s Fellowship is a recruitment award for  applicants entering a terminal Master’s or professional degree program. Recipients must be U.S citizens, permanent residents, or AB 540-eligible. Applicants must submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application by March 2nd to be considered.

In partnership with the Graduate Division’s Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) fellowship, recipients of the Graduate Diversity Program award receive gift-aid that covers full tuition, fees, and health insurance, plus a $10K stipend for the first year. 

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. Contact admissions@law.berkeley.edu with questions about the application process.