The George A. Miller Scholars Program provides outstanding community college transfer students the opportunity to develop leadership, research and/or community service skills and apply them in practice. Every year ten low-income, first-generation students are selected based on their leadership potential, academic excellence, and commitment to community service and education. As a close-knit group of students, Miller Scholars participate in the program for two years, receiving individualized personal attention and guidance that helps them transition to UC Berkeley, succeed academically, and develop skills to ensure long-term success. Based on financial need, each year Miller Scholars receive up to $6000 in scholarship for Fall/Spring, and up to $2000 for the summer between year one and two.
The students spend an entire academic year developing research and leadership skills while they plan an academic research or community service project, which they conduct under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the spring semester and summer after their first of their first year. The second year of the program prepares scholars for life after graduation: applying for graduate or professional school, or engaging in career preparation and securing a job in their area of interest.
Miller Scholars select one of two tracks: academic research or community service.