Dream Act Scholarships to Begin January 2012
With the recent passage of the California Dream Act of 2011, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will begin awarding the Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship in January 2012. The scholarship will award up to $8,000, depending on financial need, to eligible students. The application for the scholarship is now available. Read more.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau testified before the Senate Education Committee in Sacramento on behalf of the California Dream Act and commended Governor Jerry Brown on signing the bills, as well as Assemblyman Gil Cedillo for authoring them. "California has taken the lead in helping to reframe the national conversation on investing in undocumented students who can contribute to the economic and social vitality of California. We cannot afford to waste one single talented person," Birgeneau said.