Financial aid at International House grew by 34% this year to a total of $504,250. As part of this increase, two pilot programs were created.

The first program is a cooperative project with the Graduate Division to assist 18 first-year graduate students from regions that are underrepresented in the House including Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Eastern Europe. The program also assists U.S. students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds.

The second pilot program supports five students and scholars of exceptional promise who could not otherwise afford to come to Berkeley through the Education Abroad Program. They are from Chile, Barbados, and South Africa.

In addition to the pilot programs, 24 international and 30 U.S. students and scholars received fall 2000 awards through existing financial aid programs funded primarily through annual funds and endowed gifts from alumni and friends of International House.