George A. Miller Scholars Program

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

UC Berkeley

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Ten awards offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a first generation college student.
  2. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The George A. Miller Scholars Program provides outstanding community college transfer students the opportunity to develop leadership, research or community service skills and apply them in practice. Every year ten low-income, first-generation students are selected based on their leadership potential, academic excellence, and commitment to community service and education. As a close-knit group of students, Miller Scholars participate in the program for two years receiving individualized personal attention and guidance that helps them transition to Berkeley, succeed academically, and develop skills to ensure long term success. Based on financial need, each year Miller Scholars receive up to $5000 in scholarship for Fall/Spring, and up to $2000 for the summer between year one and year two. Students spend an entire academic year developing research and leadership skills while they plan an academic research or community service project, which they conduct under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer after their first year at Berkeley. The second year of the program prepares scholars for life after graduation, either in preparing them to apply for graduate or professional school, or in searching for and securing a job in their area of interest. Miller Scholars select one of two tracks: academic research or community service.

Application requirements for the George A. Miller Scholars Program are:

  • FAFSA by
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: To qualify, you must be: • Considered low-income • A first generation college student (The US Department of Education defines first-generation college student as a student who, prior to age 18, did not reside with or receive primary support from, a parent who has received a B.A. degree or its equivalent.) • Either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (or otherwise eligible for Federal Financial Aid) or eligible for the California Dream Act • Transferring to UC Berkeley from a California community college during Fall, 2019. • During the summer of 2020, you must be available to spend approximately 20 hours per week on your research or community service project and attend a weekly seminar. • Willing and able to attend a weekly seminar each semester of the two-year program (Fall, 2019-Spring, 2021). For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Miller Scholars Seminar will be held on Fridays, 2-4 PM.

Award Amount: Ten scholarships of up to $5000 in scholarship for Fall/Spring, and up to $2000 for the summer between year one and year two.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

About UC Berkeley:
Contact Information: Luisa M. Giulianetti, Miller Scholars Program Coordinator
Address: 157 Stiles Hall, 2400C Bancroft Way Berkeley, California 94720-4260

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