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GSPP Departmental Fellowships

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

GSPP Departmental fellowships are awarded on a merit basis. Fellowship packages can include any combination of fees, in-state or out-of-state tuition, and stipends for one or two years. The number of awards offered varies from year to year depending on available funding.

Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) Master's Fellowship Award

These awards provide financial assistance for entering students whose backgrounds, interests, or goals serve to enhance the level of diversity within the graduate community. GOP awards are based on financial need, academic promise, diversity contribution and are available to US citizens, permanent residents, and AB540 applicants who are entering a terminal master’s or professional degree program. The awards consists of a $10,000 stipend ($5,000 per semester) and in-state fees for one academic year. For more information please refer to the Graduate Application for Admission and Fellowships or contact:

          University of California, Berkeley
          Graduate Fellowships Office
          Graduate Division
          318 Sproul Hall
          Berkeley, CA 94720-5900
          510-642-0672

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program

Eligible students who successfully complete a PPIA Junior Year Summer Institute are encouraged to apply to GSPP for their graduate studies. Fellowships include a minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. Funding awards can vary each year. There is no separate application, however, students should be sure to indicate their PPIA fellow status on the MPP Supplemental Application and submit official PPIA Evaluations to GSPP.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Fellowship

GSPP is committed to supporting CBCF’s mission to develop future leaders in public service by offering scholarships to alumni of the CBCF Leadership Institute of Public Service. GSPP will offer a $5,000 scholarship to CBCF fellows, interns, and alumni who are admitted to the Master of Public Policy Program.  These fellowships are awarded based on merit and commitment to public service.

The Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom and Support Act Fellowship Program

GSPP is a host institution for the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program. The program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, places one graduate student from the former Soviet Union each year in the MPP program. The student is provided with fellowship support to attend GSPP. Please call (510) 642-1940 or email us at gsppadm-socrates@berkeley.edu for more information.