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UC Berkeley's Pre-College Scholars Scholarship 2023
Close Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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Award: A scholarship to attend UC Berkeley's Pre-College Scholars: 8-Week Summer Residential Track

Eligibility Requirements: High School Rising Juniors and Seniors, ages 16-17 years old, minimum 3.0 GPA

About the opportunity:

Program Dates: June 18, 2023- August 12, 2023

The Berkeley Pre-College Scholars: Summer Residential track offers rising juniors and rising seniors the opportunity to live on campus for 8 weeks and enjoy the summer at Berkeley. Pre-College Scholars participants will get the opportunity to earn college credit while experiencing university life to the fullest with other students from across the United States and around the world. During the summer, students will take two college-level courses and have the option to participate in extracurricular activities, excursions, and an exploratory workshop series delivered by skilled admissions professionals. Students will have hundreds of courses to choose from! Whether they are looking for the next set of courses beyond their high school offerings, exploring a possible college major, or seeking to try courses in an area of special interest, it is all available at Berkeley.

Application Requirements:

  • Please provide a personal statement of 300-500 words that describes your personal ambition for why you want to attend UC Berkeley's Pre-College Scholars: Summer Residential Track, what you hope to gain from the program and how this opportunity might be of value to your particular educational or career goals. 
  • Academic resume
  • Educator recommendation letter 
  • Current transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting
  • You will need to apply simultaneously to both the Pre-College Scholars Residential Track Program (applications open on February 1st on our website) and the NSHSS scholarship. 

*In order to utilize the scholarship, you would need to be accepted to both the program and the scholarship. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees as well as room and board. Please note transportation, books, and personal expenses are not covered by the scholarship.*

To learn more about the track, please visit: .

If you have any questions in regard to the pre-college program please email or

Application Opens: December 20, 2022

Application Closes: March 15, 2023 by 11:59PM

*Please note that closing time is in EST.

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