Apply Now - University of California Undergraduate Merit Scholarships (Study in USA/Canada)

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Scholarship Description
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at University of California Berkeley USA offers the IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarship which supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. 

The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held in May 2018. Junior Scholars will present their work in poster format at the conference. 

Students with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.

Eligible groups
Citizens of all countries can apply

Participating Institutions
Institute of International Studies (IIS); University of California, Berkeley; United States

Fields of study
Undergraduate research in any area of international studies 

Number of awards
Not specified, several will be given

Sponsorship duration
This is a onetime financial aid award

Scholarship benefits
Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each with the chance to win additional prizes at the Junior Scholars Conference in May 2018 i.e. additional $1000 prize to the strongest research papers (as determined by an IIS faculty panel), and also opportunity to compete for additional $250 prize (Best Poster Award). 


The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at the University of California, Berkeley is a multidisciplinary organized research unit (ORU). The Institute’s mission is to support research among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates that engages issues of global concern.

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, or Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868 as the result of the merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, the school is the oldest of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

Method of Application
Applicants must submit an online application form here stating clearly the following:
  1. First and Last name of applicant as it appears in his/her credentials.
  2. Residential Address of applicant.
  3. Educational qualification(s)
  4. Email address.
  5. You must clearly indicate the language you speak (i.e. English/French).
  6. Follow the beneath format
First Name 
Last Name
Phone number

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