The Cal Pride Scholarship

Cal Alumni Pride is the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ community. One of Cal Alumni Pride’s major objectives is to serve as a resource to LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ community. Previous recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply

Please take due care when responding to the essays presented, as those students selected for finalist interviews are often chosen on the basis of the thought and consideration of their responses. Successful applicants are often those who spend more time on the essays and are able to articulate their positions clearly in subsequent in-person interviews.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic year are now open! Applications are due by October 3, 2021!

Apply Here!

Current Student Status Amount Length
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (including transfer students) past awards have ranged from $500 - $3500 1 year
(full award disbursed in Spring Semester)


Eligibility Requirements

Student Status Requirements
  • Enrolled as UC Berkeley undergraduate student in at least the minimum number of units approved by major college or school for Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022
  • Must have matriculated at UC Berkeley for at least one full semester
  • Interview in-person on campus in late Fall 2021 semester (study-abroad students interviewed virtually)


Application Process

  1. Students apply online for The Cal Pride Scholarship in the Fall semester
  2. Finalists interview with alumni for the award late Fall semester and are notified of their status 2-3 weeks post interviews