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Danny Muñoz ’22 / CJ Poloka

Becoming One’s Best Self

Senior TAAP Scholar Danny Muñoz ’22 hopes to one day create policies that better the situation of marginalized youth of color.


Meet the 2022 – 2023 Leadership Award Recipients

The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments.


TAAP Scholars Are the Future Leaders

Senior TAAP Scholar Anmol Walia '22 believes that when underrepresented students are supported, future leaders are created.

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Lair of the Golden Bear

TAAP Scholars Take on the Lair

By Josephine Thornton

On Friday, August 26, an incoming cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholars and Alumni Scholars Program staff traveled to Pinecrest for a weekend at the Lair of the Golden Bear. The result—a weekend of bonding, hikes to the lake, sunshine, and of course, s’mores.

Art Wong ’63 and Tiffany Grant King '04 at a Berkeley Network event / CJ Poloka
Giving Back

Making Dreams Achievable

By Jackie Krentzman

As a first-generation student, Art Wong ’63 found his footing at Cal and beyond. Now, he supports other students so that they can do the same.


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

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

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

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

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.


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

When You Drink Water, Remember the Source

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