CAA's scholarship for underrepresented minority1 students
Established in 2008, The Equity Scholarship provides an economic incentive for California's high-achieving, underrepresented minority students to attend Cal. To help close the financial gap for these students, CAA awards them $5,000 per academic year for up to four years.
As a nonprofit organization independent from the University, CAA is the unique position to address the challenge of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students on campus and closing the financial gap that often prohibits prospective students from attending Cal.
CAA is paving the way to ensure Cal reflects and represents the diverse demographics of California. Your donation to The Equity Scholarship provides scholarships to the best and brightest underrepresented minority students attending Cal.
1 UC Berkeley has identified African-Americans, Chicano/Latinos, and Native Americans as underrepresented minorities on campus. This differs from the definition of underrepresented minorities given by FAFSA or the federal government, which includes Pacific Islander. The CAA Board of Directors has adopted UC Berkeley's definition of underrepresented minorities for the purpose of this scholarship but recognizes the right to change this definition at their discretion.
The Equity Scholarship is administered solely by the Cal Alumni Association, an independent nonprofit organization, and is therefore not subject to state regulations under Prop. 209. Donations to this fund are not credited to The Campaign for Berkeley. All gifts are tax deductible as prescribed by law.