OURS National Scholarships

Win or Lose, Applying for Scholarships Is Rewarding

Learning a new language, exploring a career path, securing the resources to fund a community service program or research project. Living in a foreign country, pursuing a masters degree before hitting the job market, finding one’s place in a cohort of interesting people. The impact of winning a scholarship or fellowship is often enormous, opening up opportunities and alleviating the expense of pursuing them. Every year, many Cal undergraduates and recent alums win such support from private foundations and government programs dedicated to making seemingly unattainable dreams possible. Who are […]

Namrata Ramesh Selected as 2020 Rhodes Scholar!

On November 17th UC Berkeley senior Namrata Ramesh was selected as a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Namrata, an international student majoring in Physics, was selected as one of five Rhodes Scholars from India. One of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships of its kind, just under 100 Rhodes Scholars are selected each year from eligible regions around throughout the world to attend Oxford University. The Rhodes is well known for its extremely competitive and rigorous selection process. Namrata will graduate with Honors in spring 2020 with a B.A. in Physics. Namrata […]

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton Named a 2018 Marshall Scholar

On December 4, 2017, the British Government announced the 2018 recipients of the Marshall Scholarship awards. Recent UC Berkeley graduate, Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton, was selected as one of 43 recipients of the new class of Marshall Scholars. The selection process was extremely competitive and rigorous both at the campus and regional level. Nathaniel graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2016 with a B.S. in Conservation and Resources Studies with Highest Distinction and Honors. Nathaniel is U.C. Berkeley’s first Marshall Scholars since 2015. The Marshall Scholarship will enable him to study at Cambridge, […]

UCB Recent Grad Named 2019 Schwarzman Scholar!!

New York & Beijing, December 4, 2017 Schwarzman Scholars, the Masters degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. Tanay Jaeel graduated from Berkeley, where he majored in Business Administration. During his time there, he went deep into social impact initiatives through his coursework and extracurriculars, including projects for the California State Government, rural districts in South India, and various nonprofits. After graduation, Tanay worked in Product Strategy at LinkedIn, building out the platforms job-seeking experience to help millions of members find their next career opportunity. […]

Seven Students from University of California-Berkeley Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

The following University of California-Berkeley students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2016: The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. These students are among the approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a CLS scholarship in 2016. Selected finalists hail from 48 states and the District of Columbia, and represent more than 200 institutions of higher education […]

UC Berkeley Senior Chun Man Chow Awarded Winston Churchill Scholarship

March 4, 2016 – By Roxy Shooshani UC Berkeley senior, Chun Man Chow, has been awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Scholarship which provides funding for graduate study at Cambridge University in England. Chow is the first UC Berkeley student to be named a Churchill Scholar since 2012, and he will use the scholarship to fund an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering as part of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge. Chow’s Churchill Scholarship builds upon a remarkable history of standout achievements while at Cal. Arriving as a […]