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About the Program

The Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Office for Graduate Diversity, Graduate Division, Graduate School of Education, the Chancellors Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees, and faculty mentors across disciplines at UC Berkeley. Firebaugh Scholars are UC Berkeley undergraduate students who receive funding and academic support to design and complete an independent faculty-sponsored research project over the course of one academic year; we also prepare scholars to apply to graduate school and post-baccalaureate opportunities in hopes of continuing to diversify the faculty and researchers at colleges and universities across the United States.

Application opens in early Spring

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Firebaugh Scholars Interest Form

2022-2023 Academic Year Eligibility

Firebaugh Scholars must:

  • Plan to graduate in May 2023 or later
  • Be undocumented/AB540/DACA formerly incarcerated, and/or system-impacted scholars
  • Demonstrate interest in research and pursuing graduate school
  • Provide a complete application, including a brief research proposal and two letters of recommendation, and
    be enrolled at UC Berkeley and available to take a 1-unit P/NP research seminar
  • Recruitment period: January 2022

For additional information or to set up an informational meeting, contact Jessica Mena Flores at or scheduled office hours.