Office for Graduate Diversity and Berkeley Graduate Division

The Office for Graduate Diversity and Berkeley Graduate Division are pleased to announce stipends for undocumented graduate students. This financial award is intended to fill a critical gap in graduate and professional student support. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis

Priority for funding will be given based on need and to those who are not eligible for other sources of support.

Award Amount

Eligible undocumented graduate students, including professional school students, are invited to apply for the UC Berkeley Stipend. Awards will vary based on need.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Be an enrolled, undocumented UC Berkeley graduate student in good academic standing.
  2. Demonstrate financial need.

Application Process

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of financial need
  • Academic achievements and promise

Application packages should include the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Note: A letter of recommendation from a faculty member may be provided, but is completely optional.

You may find the application here:

Deadline for Submission

Applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Office for Graduate Diversity on a rolling basis. If you have any questions you may reach out to Jessica Mena Flores, Undocumented Graduate Student Specialist, Office for Graduate Diversity, at menafloresj@berkeley.edu.

Questions about the Graduate Diversity Award may be directed to Jessica at menafloresj@berkeley.edu or by calling (510) 643-6010.