SCHOLARSHIPS

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  • Will be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses  
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

Actuarial exams will be an important factor in evaluating scholarship qualifications for applicants entering their junior year and beyond. Additionally, exams passed will also be a consideration for previous award recipients applying to renew the scholarship.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

DEADLINE: May 2nd, 2017

LINK: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/act-diversity.shtml

REWARD: $1,000-$4,000


American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization.  Our aim is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals working as leaders in the field of library and information science to best position libraries and institutions at the core of today’s culturally diverse communities. 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.
  • Applicant must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an AASL-recognized School Library Media program.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited program and begin school no later than September 1st or the Fall Semester immediately following the award (awards are announced each June).
  • Applicants may have full or part time status.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the requirement to maintain a minimum courseload of two classes per semester (the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters following the award notification) during their scholarship year and should not anticipate graduating prior to the May following their award.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

LINK: http://www.ala.org/offices/diversity/spectrum/scholarshipinformation

REWARD: $5,000 max


Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program

SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Have completed the equivalent of two years of college
  • Have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining after the initial summer program (graduating seniors are not eligible to apply)
  • Ideally have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; if your GPA is less than this, please address the circumstances in your essay
  • Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; and a plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science
  • Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status
  • Be comfortable with all internship requirements.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

LINK: http://www.soars.ucar.edu/apply/

REWARD: SEE WEBSITE

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The following are some research opportunities for UC Berkeley students interested in applying to research. This includes research in all fields for our Social Sciences to our Stem majors. Please click the link to learn more about applying.

Center on Politics and Development Undergraduate Fellows Program

Center on Politics and Development Undergraduate Fellows Program

Center on Politics and Development Undergraduate Fellows Program

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

The CPD Undergraduate Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship that offers a highly selective number of undergraduate students a unique opportunity to work closely with political science faculty and graduate students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to study the politics of developing countries. In addition to working side-by-side with CPD research associates to conduct original research, fellows have the opportunity to attend workshops where scholars from UC Berkeley and other top universities present their projects. This gives fellows a unique insight into the theories and methods used by experts studying development. Fellows also have a chance to develop key research skills, like statistical programming and map-making, among others.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP)

DEADLINE: September 5, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities for you to work with faculty on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. Working closely with faculty, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research.

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) creates opportunities for Berkeley undergraduates to work with faculty members on the ground-breaking research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. As an apprentice, you can work on faculty research and learn advanced research skills, explore fields that interest you, and find out what it is like to be an academic at the world's premier research institution.

Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship

Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship

Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship

DEADLINE: October 30, 2017

The Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship at UC Berkeley funds international summer research experiences for qualified Berkeley students. The program provides training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.

The Global Health Disparities fellowship is funded through the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) initiative at the National Institutes of Health. It aims to increase diversity in biomedical and behavioral science research and support research training for students who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S. and in developing countries.This fellowship is open to minority students who are considered under-represented in the biomedical sciences and students from medically under-served communities.

ACCESSIBLE FOOD & HOUSING

Berkeley Student Food Collective

Berkeley Student Food Collective

"We seek to educate students about nutrition and food systems, empower new leaders, and train youth to work in and manage a sustainable business. Through inclusive, democratic decision-making, we operate a cooperative grocery market that promotes community-building and environmental stewardship."

LOCATION:   2440 Bancroft Way #102, Berkeley, CA 94704

PHONE: 510-845-1985

HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

Click the logo for additional information about the Berkeley Student Food Collective.


Berkeley Food Pantry

Berkeley Food Pantry

"The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a direct response to the need among the student population for more resources to fight food insecurity—the lack of nutritious food. With rising fees, textbook costs, and living expenses, it has become increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living with the costs of obtaining a university degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between essentials such as food and the costs of college. The UC Berkeley Food Pantry was established to provide emergency relief to help students continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California. It is a part of the campuswide food security efforts."

HOURS: Monday: 10AM – 7PM

Tuesday: 10AM- 6PM, 6PM-8PM*

Wednesday: 10AM – 6:30PM

Thursday: 10AM – 7PM

Friday: 12PM-7PM 

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

LOCATION: ROOM 68 MLK STUDENT UNION (BASEMENT FLOOR)

EMAIL: foodpantry@berkeley.edu


Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce

In America, 1 in 5 fruits and vegetables grown don't fit grocery stores' strict cosmetic standards -- the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple -- usually causing them to go to waste.

Imperfect's mission is to find a home for these "ugly" fruits and veggies, starting with our produce delivery subscription in Los Angeles and the Bay. And because they look a little funny, you get the 30-50% off!

EMAIL: support@imperfectproduce.com

 

mental health & counseling

As Black students at Cal, it is important that we value our mental health and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Here are a few Black professional counselors and social workers for that can aid you with your mental health or just for someone to talk to. It's important for us to feel comfortable with talking to counselors that we feel can resonate with the same struggles we undergo daily as Black individuals.

 
 
Dr. Claytie Davis III, a Black Psychologist at UC Berkeley 

Dr. Claytie Davis III, a Black Psychologist at UC Berkeley 

Claytie Davis III, PhD

Multicultural counseling/supervision issues, black racial identity and mental health/academic performance, career and life development coaching, ethics

Click the button below for more information, access to additional counselors, or to make an appointment with the TANG Center, our University Health Services.

 
Tobirus M. Newby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tobirus M. Newby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tobirus M. Newby, LCSW

His interests include: alcohol and other drugs counseling, domestic violence & sexual assault intervention, sexual health risk reduction, LGBTQ issues, trauma counseling, spirituality, intersectionality and multiculturalism.

PHONE: (510) 642-6074

DROP IN COUNSELING: 243 Chavez, Every other Wednesday 4-6pm

 
Cori Evans, Wellness Programs Specialist

Cori Evans, Wellness Programs Specialist

Cori Evans, MA

Cori is the newest member of the Wellness team. Cori joins UHS after working as a Corporate Wellness Manager providing fitness and health management services for companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  As a Worksite Wellness Specialist, Cori’s responsibilities include planning, delivering, and evaluating fitness and healthy lifestyle programs, Know Your Numbers health screenings, events, as well as managing the UCB Wellness Ambassador Program.  Cori has a MA in Sport Management from USF, and completed her undergrad degree in Exercise Science at UC Davis, where she competed in Track and Field.  She went on to play Women’s Tackle Football for nearly 10 years post college and now enjoys weekly bowling and volleyball leagues, and weekend golf and hiking excursions with friends. Cori is originally from Wichita, Kansas, home of the Wichita State Shockers.

PHONE: (510) 642-8410

EMAIL: corievans@berkeley.edu