Birgeneau Perelman Fund for Undocumented Graduate Students

Apply for the Birgeneau Perelman Fund for Undocumented Students

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

Applications are reviewed for the current semester only starting on the 6th week!

Eligible graduate students, including professional school students, are invited to apply for the UC Berkeley Stipend.  Awards will vary based on need. Selected applicants will be required to either mentor an undergraduate student and/or engage with the Office of Graduate Diversity.

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be an enrolled, undocumented UC Berkeley graduate student in good academic standing
  • AB 540 or non-AB540 are eligible to apply
  • Incoming and recently admitted students are not eligible to apply

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.
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Deadline for Submission

Applications are reviewed for the current semester you apply for and the application becomes available on the 6th week of each semester. The application will close on May 3rd or until funds have been exhausted.


Questions about the Graduate Diversity Award may be directed to Program Administrator for Undocumented Graduate Student Success at [email protected]