The Biology Scholars Program
The Biology Scholars Program (BSP), in the Department of Integrative Biology at U.C. Berkeley promotes the success of students from economic, gender, ethnic and cultural groups historically underrepresented in biology. The goal of BSP is to diversify who succeeds in science, thereby benefiting both the discipline and our larger society. Founded in 1992 by John Matsui and Caroline Kane, the program has supported over 2,650 students. BSP has been awarded funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the California Wellness Foundation. BSP currently has approximately 500 active members.
BSP offers a "home" within the university where students receive comprehensive, tailored support based on their individual needs, including advising, study groups, paid internships, research opportunities, and a community of students committed to service.
BSP Senior on her Way "Aspiring Oral Surgeon Promotes Super Star Smile for Children"
Sire Sow, BSP Alumni in action at UCLA Medical School Prime Homeless Podiatry Project "Happy Feet Clinic"
John Matsui, BSP Co-Founder and Director is a recipient of The California Wellness Foundation's 2011 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award
John Matsui on Bay Area People interview "Champion of Health Profession Awardee"
If you are a Current or Alum BSPer and would like access to the BSP B-Space page, send an email to BSP!