Supporting All Students, Regardless of Immigration Status
The UC Office of the President wants you to know that the UC system, including UC Berkeley, is committed to all members of its community. The executive orders restricting entry to the United States are contrary to our values. President Donald Trump has signed several executive orders on immigration since he took office, including one that triggered an immediate ban on entry to the United States for people from certain Muslim majority nations. UC is deeply concerned that these executive orders on immigration create a climate of confusion and fear among members of our community, especially among undocumented students and those of the Muslim faith. Like universities across the country, UC is deeply enriched by students, faculty, and scholars from around the world, who come to study, teach, and conduct research. It is critical that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars, scientists, and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.
Help Support Our Immigrant Students
The Cal Alumni Association is working closely with the UC Berkeley Office of Government and Community Relations and the UC Office of the President to advocate on issues related to higher education, including comprehensive immigration reform. Join the UC Advocacy Network for the latest updates and to learn more about contacting elected officials to tell them why supporting every student is important to you.
Support Students Through Scholarships
The Cal Alumni Association provides first-generation California students, regardless of immigration status, the financial support and program resources to attend and excel at UC Berkeley through two needs-based scholarships, The Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) or The Achievement Award Program (TAAP).
The KASP scholarship specifically ensures the best and brightest underrepresented minority* students have the opportunity to attend Cal. Learn more about KASP >>
TAAP serves high-achieving, community-minded students from the moment they choose UC Berkeley through their undergraduate career, providing both financial assistance and supportive programming. Learn more about TAAP >>
Supporting Undocumented Students at Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Students Program supports hundreds of undocumented students on the UC Berkeley campus with stability and resources to serve their unique needs. With your help, this successful program can continue to thrive:
USP practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources, and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the University, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.
Cal’s undocumented students come from nearly three dozen different countries, and have an average family income of just $24,000. Give now to help these students succeed at Cal. Learn more about USP >>
*UC Berkeley has identified African-Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans as underrepresented minorities on campus. If you would like to ensure your donation goes to support an undocumented student scholar, please indicate so in the “special instructions” section of the TAAP donation form.