Our commitment to the CED Diversity Fund
Increasing the diversity of the student population is a priority at the College of Environmental Design. Many of our peer institutions, including several private universities, are able to offer far more generous financial aid packages to incoming students
In 2017, the CED Students of Color group, along with CED staff and faculty, helped create and launch a campaign for the Diversity Fund for Student Support to offer scholarships and fellowships to underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students. CED believes that a diverse student body is critical to creating a rich, critical learning environment at UC Berkeley as well as training a new cohort of professionals better prepared to tackle social justice issues in the fields of architecture, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture and environmental planning.
The University’s Big Give campaign is on March 14, 2019. We are once again raising money for this diversity fund and partnering with the CED SOC student leaders.
We hope you will support us by making a gift to show your commitment to ensuring that all potential students have the means necessary to succeed. If you would like to donate to this fund in advance, visit ced.berkeley.edu/vip.
Hear from CED alumni who helped raise awareness for this fund.
A note from the
CED SOC Diversity campaign co-chairs
To us, the diversity fund is a part of CED’s commitment to support the visions of people of color and people with thriving identities. The diversity fund takes a clear stand to fruitfully change the landscape of planning and design professions to reflect and represent the neighborhoods and cities we work within.
This access to higher education develops leaders with a broader consciousness and is key for the advancement of all of our communities. It brings people together and expands the ways we create and envision spaces. Everyone benefits, and we are proud to be a part of this journey.
Ivana María Rosas, M.C.P. ‘20 and Niko Saarman M.Arch ‘21
2019 CED Students of Color Diversity Campaign Co-Chairs