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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Recipients of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)

The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income and first-generation college students in their pursuit of a Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all 22  members of our incoming 2022 – 2023 Alumni Scholar cohort.

Scholars from The Achievement Award Program's graduating Class of 2022 celebrate a shared milestone. CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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Belonging at Berkeley

How the Alumni Scholars Program is advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through scholarships and student support.

2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Breanna Wheeler, Parker Yazzie-Umberger
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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Courtesy of (L to R): Kristian Prevost, Moorea Alanna, Cornelia Julia Scott
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Meet the Incoming 2022 – 2023 African American Initiative Scholarship Cohort

More than 100 students have received the African American Initiative Scholarship since its inception in 2018.

Leslie Cruz-Cabrera ’22 / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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The Difference Community Makes

Leslie Cruz-Cabrera ’22 is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Class of 2022. Below is an excerpt from their speech delivered at this spring’s TAAP Senior Brunch.

Honors

Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

Klein Lieu ’13 honors his mother, Mai Huynh, through an endowment that bears her name: “This woman is my inspiration for everything.” / Courtesy of Klein Lieu
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When You Drink Water, Remember the Source

One student pays it forward in his continued fight for social justice.

Eric Esparza '22 / Photo Credit: CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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Against the Odds

Eric Esparza is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Class of 2022. Below are his reflections on his journey to UC Berkeley.

Photo Credit: Kelley L. Cox / Cal Alumni Association
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Meet the 2021–2022 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients

The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.

Cal Alumni Association
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Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Oakland Pride Parade and Festival: California Alumni Association and Gender Equity Resource Center. / Photo credit: Kelley L Cox - KLC fotos
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Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients

The merit-based award recognizes current and incoming students at Berkeley for their academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

Cheryl Wright ’83, president of the Cal Black Alumni Association / CJ Poloka
Alumni Chapters

Helping Students Rise in Community, Toward Purpose

Though there are many resources for those who pursue higher education, navigating the post-grad landscape is less clear, especially for students from underrepresented backgrounds.*