Background image: Students facing the Hastings Reserve Mountains during a field trip.
Image credit:
Louis Tan

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

at UC Berkeley is a program that challenges the "by the numbers" popular view (e.g., SATs and high school GPAs as good predictors of success) about who can and should do science.  Since 1992, of the more than 3,000 BSP graduates, 60% have been underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, and American Indian), 70% women, and 80% from low-income backgrounds and/or the first in their family to attend college.

Graphic of BSP members behind the words, "belonging: noun, acceptance as a natural member or part"

STEM is For Everyone

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP) is participating in a campus-wide fundraising effort focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs at Cal. Today, the BSP matters more now than ever. BSP's members have demonstrated remarkable resilience and courage in the wake of the COVID-19, financial, and social unrest crises. And BSP has been there to help them overcome conditions that could pose a clear and immediate threat to their success to prepare for and enter STEM graduate programs and careers.

Please join us now through January 31, 2021, by showing your support for the BSP. When you make a gift to the BSP, your gift will be paid forward many times over through BSP members' work as future physicians, scientists, and policymakers, making the world a more just and equitable place for all. 

Support BSP Now

Thank you for your generous support of the BSP and UC Berkeley!