The Achievement Award Program

Since 1999, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) has provided low-income students with the resources needed to attend and excel at UC Berkeley. 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.

Become part of our family as a TAAP Scholar at the number one public university in the world.

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now closed. Please come back in the Spring for applications for the 2020-2021 season.

Learn how to apply

Program Requirements

  1. Full-time enrollment at UC Berkeley
  2. Participation in evening scholar meetings and events throughout the academic year
  3. Minimum of 10 hours of community service and outreach per semester
  4. “Satisfactory Academic Progress” as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and the scholar’s college

Award Amount

Award Recipient Amount Length
Incoming Freshman $6,000 per year
and a laptop
8 semesters
Incoming Junior Transfer $6,000 per year
and a laptop
4 semesters

Eligibility Requirements

Student status Requirements
Incoming Freshman
  • Must be eligible for Cal Grant A, check your eligibility here
  • Completed high-school or GED requirements in California, please note this is regardless of immigration status
  • Submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by May 1, 2019
Incoming Junior Transfer
  • Must be eligible for Cal Grant A, check your eligibility here
  • Completed high-school, GED or community college transfer requirements in California, please note this is regardless of immigration status
  • Submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by June 1, 2019