To better serve our mission of providing affordable housing to those who need it, the BSC offers scholarships that lower your rent by 1/6 or more! All full-time students can apply for the BSC Scholarship, which is distributed as rent credit at the BSC after you have accepted a BSC housing offer. BSC Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need after verification from the student's school.
The majority of our scholarships are actually funded by BSC member rents! For the 2019-20 year, the BSC Board increased the scholarship budget by 20%, to $134,230. This increase reflects how important we think it is that the BSC remains accessible to students who need affordable housing the most. We are keenly aware that many of our members would be homeless without our housing.
BSC Scholarships are also funded by donations. We thank our alumni and friends who support our mission with their generosity and encouragement!
The BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 is now closed. The deadline was May 31, 2019.
The Berkeley Student Cooperative Scholarship for 2020-21 is now open for prospective students
The Berkeley Student Cooperative offers housing and food security for low-income and traditionally marginalized students, with 20 properties surrounding the UCB campus.
Apply to live at the BSC and apply to receive reduced rent for the 2020-21 academic year through the BSC Scholarship!
At the BSC, you are part of a student-run cooperative and a member of a supportive community with unique opportunities to gain work and leadership experience.
The BSC gives priority to disabled, low-income (EOP), transfer, and undocumented students.
Our staff is happy to advise you on our application process—so you will get off our waitlist! Call, email or come by the office.
The BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 will be available in February 2020. The application will be emailed to all BSC members and students on the BSC waitlist.