Each semester Cal Teach awards “Excellence in Teaching” scholarships to science, math, and engineering majors working towards becoming K–12 math and science teachers. Koshland Endowment Scholarship awardees are selected on the basis of their commitment to K–12 math and science teaching, academic performance, and financial need. This scholarship program is funded through the generous support of the Koshland Family Foundation.
Excellence in Teaching Scholarship
These scholarships honor exceptional Cal Teach Students and their personal commitment to K-12 STEM education, working to become high caliber teachers, and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts vary and applications are open to all Cal Teach.
Project Based Instruction Scholarship
The PBI Scholarships are for students committed to the Cal Teach program and STEM education. The scholarship allows Cal Teach students to support the costs assocaited with UGIS 187 and applying to credential program. This scholarship is open to students in UGIS 187 only, by application.
Apprentice Teacher Scholarship
Honoring Berkeley Cal Teach students committed to becoming K-12 math and science teachers, this scholarship is awarded to pre-service teacher candidates in UGIS 303 only.
In addition to the course based eligibilty, as noted above, Cal Teach uses the following criteria when selecting recipients:
- - Commitment to K–12 school math or science teaching
- - Prospective or declared Cal Teach minor
- - Exploring or earning a teaching credential
- - Demonstrates financial need
- - Current undergraduate at UC Berkeley
The applications for these scholarships can be found below. Please note, you must be signed into your Berkeley bconnected account when applying. The applications consist of a few general questions, two or three short answer prompts, and should take between 10-15 minutes. All questions are required unless otherwise noted.
Our five-course minor is designed to be completed along side your STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) degree.
Students who complete the minor are eligible to apply for the Cal Teach Credential program, a unique opportunity to graduate with both a degree and a teaching credential.