Search grants, scholarships, prizes, and fellowships from departments and centers across the creative campus at UC Berkeley.
Date Detail Eligibility

The Musical Theater Prize

Support an original student-written, produced, and performed piece of musical theater (or opera) to be performed in the Department of Music at the end of each Spring semester.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Musical Theater, Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Travel Scholarship

Travel for service-learning opportunities

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Service Learning, Community Engagement)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award ($2,000-$5,000)
Other

Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition

Excellence of composition in poetry, story writing, drama, or another field of literary composition

GENRE: Literature (Literary Composition)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250-$400)
All UC Berkeley Students

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Greek Translation Prize

Translate an English passage into classical Greek style

GENRE: Literature (Translation)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Academy of American Poets Prize

Write a poem or group of poems

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($100)
All UC Berkeley Students

Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition

Write a story or play

GENRE: Literature (Literary Composition)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250 - $400)
All UC Berkeley Students

Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry

Create a lyric poem

GENRE: Literature (Lyric Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1,000 - $2,000)
All UC Berkeley Students

Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize

Write a short story

GENRE: Literature (Short Story Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($75-$250)
All UC Berkeley Students

Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore

Demonstrate originality, excellence, and importance to the field of folklore

GENRE: Performing Arts (Folklore)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($50 - $100)
All UC Berkeley Students

Nicola De Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition

Create a musical composition

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1000)
Undergraduates

Emily Chamberlain Cook Prizes in Poetry

Write a poem

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($300 - $500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Create a collection of poetry or prose

GENRE: Literature (Poetry and Prose)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2,000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prizes

Write a poem

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250 - $500)
All UC Berkeley Students

George Morey Richardson Latin Translation Prize

Translate a classical English passage into Ciceronian Latin

GENRE: Literature (Translation)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500 - $1,500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Lipson Research Grant

Must be a Lipson Scholar

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing / Research)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Research Grant (up to $3,500)
Other

Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize

Write a poem or group of poems; this is a multicampus contest open to undergraduates only

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($100 - $250)
Other

Samuel C. Irving Prize for American Wit and Humor

Write an anecdote, story, poem, drawing, or play illustrative of American wit and humor

GENRE: Literature (Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($750)
All UC Berkeley Students

Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize

Write an essay (500 words or less) on a topic determined by the Committee on Prizes

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($750 - $1,000)
All UC Berkeley Students

The Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Scholarship

Awarded to persons who have manifested unusual talent in music and who show a bona fide intention to devote their lives to music; enable recipients to study either in the United States or…

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Scholarship (Amount TBD)
All UC Berkeley Students

Summer FLAS Fellowship

Formal study abroad program at the intermediate or advanced level of a critical or less commonly taught language

GENRE: Literature (Language)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Fellowship (up to $7,500)
Undergraduates

FLAS Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

Language study abroad; formal UC Berkeley or overseas academic program of full-time study during the academic year, including language and area/international studies courses

GENRE: Literature (Language)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Fellowship (up to $15,000)
Undergraduates

Mary Nunes Souza Music Awards

Awards are granted on a competitive basis for special projects designed to supplement the student’s musical training.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Haas Scholars

For last year of undergraduate degree

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (General)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship (up to $12,600)
Other

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Film and Video

Film/video submission

GENRE: Film Media (Film & Video)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Photo-Imaging

Photography submission

GENRE: Visual Arts (Photography)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2,000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Creative Arts (Music)

Music are awarded for outstanding achievement in instrumental or vocal performance or in musical composition.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Pyatok Internship / Scholarship / Fellowship

One undergraduate or graduate architecture student will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship/fellowship and a paid summer 2018 internship at the PYATOK office in Oakland.

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Internship / Scholarship / Fellowship ($5000)
Other

Michael Ho Memorial Travel Scholarship

Fund is to be used to award an annual travel scholarship to an undergraduate in his or her junior year majoring in architecture at CED.

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Gadsby-Trudgett Scholarship

Broad interest across enviro design disciplines; GPA

GENRE: Design (Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Architecture Undergraduate Scholarships

The Architecture Undergraduate Scholarships include nine scholarship funds. Students are awarded based on merit and, for certain funds, need.

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship ($1000-$3000)
Other