Outside Scholarship Resources
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office does not maintain a central library or website for outside scholarship* searches. The following websites may help you with your scholarship search.
The Graduate Division maintains a web page with information about a variety of fellowships.
Scholarship Connection has a database of externally funded scholarships for current Berkeley students only.
Other Helpful Resources
College Grant Resource Guide is a helpful directory of grants and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, including government grants, career-related grants, and grants targeted to specific student populations, such as disabled students and black women.
College Scholarships.org lists a broad array of college funding opportunities. The organization also offers its own scholarships, including the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship, for students who maintain a weblog and attend college.
FinAid has helpful information on how to look for scholarships, how to increase your chances for winning a scholarship, and how to avoid scholarship scams.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their full potential. Support for graduate degrees may be pursued for the following fields: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.
NerdWallet has a Scholarships Search tool that lets students search more than 10,000 different scholarship awards.
Please note: Be wary of scholarship scams on the Internet. Beware of sites or services that charge a hefty fee to locate scholarships or that guarantee grants that seem too good to be true.
* Federal financial aid regulations require that financial aid awards you receive cannot exceed your student budget. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your package of financial aid awards. We may need to reduce your financial aid awards by the amount of your outside resources to ensure that your total awards do not exceed your student budget. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.