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 for the 2017-2018 academic year are now closed!

Current Student Status Amount Length
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (including transfer students) past awards have ranged from $500 - $3500 1 year
(2 semesters)


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 2017 and/or spring 2018
  • Must have matriculated at UC Berkeley for at least one full semester
  • Interview in-person on campus in late Fall 2017 semester (study-abroad students interviewed virtually)


Application Process

  1. Students apply online for The Cal Pride Scholarship by October 29th, 2017
  2. Finalists interview with alumni for the award late Fall semester and are notified of their status 2-3 weeks post interviews