AIGP Prospective Students

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Find where you belong

We’re growing a vital Native American graduate community at Berkeley. Come be a part of it.

Just as important as finding a graduate program that aligns with your academic and professional goals, is finding a welcoming environment that honors your unique Indigenous experience and enables you to thrive in your studies. Through AIGP, you’ll find a diverse community of Native American faculty, fellow graduate students, and professionals conducting research rooted in the unique conditions of Indigenous-based histories, cultures, and conditions, and who are dedicated to your success.

AIGP provides direct assistance to incoming and prospective Indigenous/Native American students, with financial aid information, advice and resources to guide you toward the best decision to advance your academic career.

Financial Support for Native American Students

Beginning fall 2022, two new financial support opportunities will become available ensuring that all newly accepted and current California Native American UC students can attend tuition free.

UC’s Native American Opportunity Plan provides that in-state system-wide tuition and student services fees are fully covered for California students who are also enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes.

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR) Scholarship Fund covers tuition and mandatory fees both for non-federally recognized California Native American UC students along with any added needed support for those from federally recognized tribes. Application details for this funding opportunity will be coming soon.

For more information about these funds as well as other fellowship and grant programs for graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, visit the Graduate Diversity Funding page.

Getting started

If you are considering applying to Berkeley for graduate school, please visit the Graduate Diversity Prospective Students page. There you’ll find information including:

Tips & strategies for preparing your graduate school application

UC Berkeley Graduate programs & deadlines

Applications are available online and application deadlines vary by program.

Save the date for Berkeley’s virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair, developed specifically for underrepresented minority students considering graduate school.


Prepare Your Application
Patrick Naranjo

Visit with us

Our AIGP Executive Director, Patrick Naranjo, travels throughout the country to meet with potential graduate students. Most outreach visits are made in the fall. Contact AIGP to find out when someone from UC Berkeley might be visiting your area, or to plan a visit to Cal.

Connect with AIGP

Where to find us

AIGP Office
327 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5900

Get in touch

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (510) 642-3228

Meet with an AIGP Diversity Fellow

If you are considering graduate study with UC Berkeley, make a one-on-one appointment with one of our AIGP Diversity and Community Fellows, Morino Baca or Geoffrey Bacon.

Make an appointment with Morino or Geoffrey