Meet the 2023 – 2024 Cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)
The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income, first-generation college students in their pursuit of a UC Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all twenty-two members of our incoming 2023 – 2024 Alumni Scholar cohort.
Meet the 2023 – 2024 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients
The award recognizes UC Berkeley students for their leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.
Meet the 2023 – 2024 African American Initiative Scholars
The AAI Scholarship is part of CAA and UC Berkeley's ongoing commitment to Black and African American student success.
To Receive Is to Give: TAAP Scholars’ Legacy of Service
TAAP Scholars John Lam ’24 and Alishba Sardar ’23 both came from nontraditional education backgrounds. Their experiences laid the groundwork for their advocacy efforts.
Becoming Yourself through the Struggle
As a first-generation student from a low-income background, Jayden Zheng ’23 attributes the resources and support he found at Cal for allowing him to achieve his goals.
Alishba Sardar ’23 found community and empowerment at Cal as a foster youth through Berkeley Hope Scholars.
Dancing with PurposeBy Josephine Thornton
For Leadership Award Scholar Robert Yu ’18, dedication to dance and Wushu endeavors at Cal opened the doors for new opportunities and set him up for success.
The Tale of Two Scholars: A Mentorship StoryBy Chinwe Oniah
As one of a few Filipino students at Cal, Jesse Ante ’68, M.S. ’70, guided himself through his own path toward success. Years later, his mentorship supported Rona Osmani ’06 as she paved her own Cal journey.
Finding Your Story
TAAP and TLA Scholar Neil Arcellana ’24 shares his story of overcoming obstacles and hopes to advocate for other students facing similar challenges.
The First Women’s Honor Organization Pays It ForwardBy Jackie Krentzman
Meet the Prytanean Alumnae Chapter, a group of alumni uplifting women of different backgrounds and career fields through awards, events, service projects, and community bonding.
Meet the 2022 – 2023 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients
The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.
Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients
Honoring the three recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship in 2022 – 2023.