Apply for The Achievement Award Program Scholarship

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 now open! Apply by the deadline, May 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT

APPLY HERE!

Program Requirements

This scholarship comes with holistic programming to assist you in your personal, academic, and professional growth. Participation in this programming is a mandatory part of being an Alumni Scholar, and will connect you to a community of scholars, alumni, and staff to help you navigate Cal.
  1. Full-time enrollment at UC Berkeley.
  2. Participation in retreats, workshops, and alumni engagement events, and one-on-one advising throughout the academic year.
  3. “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, 2021
  • Apply by May 9, 2021
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, 2021
  • Apply by May 9, 2021