The Cal Pride Scholarship

Cal Alumni Pride is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) alumni club of UC Berkeley. Their mission is to support and promote the interests of UC Berkeley and its alumni, with an emphasis on issues and interests specific to the LGBT community. One of Cal Alumni Pride’s major objectives is to serve as a resource to LGBT undergraduate students and their allies in the form of mentorship and scholarship opportunities.

The Cal Pride Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at UC Berkeley and incoming transfer students for academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement, as well as their contribution to the LGBT community. Previous recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply

Applications are now closed.

Current Student Status Amount Length
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior $2,500 1 year
(2 semesters)
Incoming Transfer Student $2,500 1 year
(2 semesters)


Eligibility Requirements

Student Status Requirements
  • Registration and enrollment as UC Berkeley undergraduate student in at least the minimum number of units approved by major college or school for fall 2016 and/or spring 2017
  • Must have matriculated at UC Berkeley for at least one full semester
  • Interview in-person on campus in November 2016 (study-abroad students interview by telephone)
Incoming Transfer Student
  • Submit a UC Berkeley application for fall 2016/spring 2017 enrollment
  • Submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by June 1, 2016
  • Interview in-person on campus in November 2016


Application Process

  1. Students apply online for The Cal Pride Scholarship
  2. Finalists interview with alumni for the award mid-November and are notified at the end of November 2016