Berkeley Social Welfare major Martha Mejia has been named a recipient of the new University of California Presidential Public Sevice Fellowship. The highly competitive award provides a $2,500 stipend to undergrads in the UC system participating in internships in the UC Washington Center, UCDC or the UC Center Sacramento.
Mejia is one of just three UC Berkeley students and one of 27 students in the University of California system to be named a fellow. She plans to intern at the Washington, DC-based educational organization CentroNia as part of her award.
“Since I am undocumented, I do not qualify for paid internships — so this fellowship allows me not to suffer from food insecurity and [to] afford transportation,” noted Mejia about her award.
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