Marco Antonio Firebaugh

Research Scholars





The Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars is a program housed at the University of California, Berkeley Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Through the collaboration of established academic programs at UC Berkeley including the Academic Achievement Programs, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, the Undocumented Student Program, the Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education Student Group, Chicanx Latinx Student Development office and the Center for Educational Equity and Excellence, and the Underground Scholars Initiative, we announce the establishment of the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars Program that provides research opportunities to undocumented students, AB540 students and Underground Scholars who come from first-generation college and low-income families, underrepresented backgrounds in higher education or formerly incarcerated scholars.

In addition to providing the opportunity to obtain research experience, we will help Firebaugh Scholars complete a competitive graduate school or post-baccalaureate program application packet. The program will select ten undocumented or AB540 Students and five Underground Scholars who will design and carry out an independent faculty-sponsored research. Scholars will take a Research Seminar course during the spring semester. During this time, students develop their research proposal, generate a research question, select a method of inquiry, and design a plan for conducting and completing their research during the summer of 2017. In the summer, students also work on researching different graduate school or post-baccalaureateate programs, secure strong letters of recommendation, write their statement of purpose and personal statement, get GRE training, and put together a strong application packet. Our goal is for these ten students to continue on to a post baccalaureate program or graduate school and help diversify the faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.

We welcome applications to recruit our 2016-2017 Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars cohort.  We expect to recruit 15 scholars to start the program in the Spring 2017.


The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:00 PM

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Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis

All emailed application materials MUST be received by, Friday, November 18, 2016

Email all materials to:

Marco Antonio Firebaugh Research Scholars Program


Juan Francisco Esteva Martínez

Statement of Confidentiality:

The information requested in this application is used strictly to determine the applicant’s eligibility for the Firebaugh Scholars Program.  We treat this information with the utmost confidentiality

Thank you for your assistance and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.


Juan Francisco Esteva Martínez

Director and Founder

Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars Program

2515 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94523

510-642-9084 office

510-529-1468 Work Cell