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2019–20 Alumni Scholars

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. This scholarship comes with holistic programming to assist scholars in their 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.

The Achievement Award Program
Program Details
  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. Look over last year’s student agreement to get a sense of the program before applying.
  3. “Satisfactory Academic Progress” as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and the scholar’s college.

Award Details

Incoming First Year
Incoming First Year
Amount

$6,000 per year and a laptop

Length

8 semesters

Incoming Junior Transfer
Incoming Junior Transfer
Amount

$6,000 per year and a laptop

Length

4 semesters

Eligibility Requirements

Before you apply, confirm that you are eligible for The Achievement Award Program.

Eligibility 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, 2022
  • Apply by May 9, 2022
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, 2022
  • Apply by May 9, 2022

Application Details

Application Details
Prospective First Years

2022-2023 APPLICATION OPEN Deadline: May 9, 2022

Prospective Junior Transfer

2022-2023 APPLICATION OPEN Deadline: May 9, 2022

Application Process
Eligible students go to calalumni.academicworks.com, create an account, and submit an application by May 9, 2022. The chart below outlines the timeline for each phase in the application process:

 Prospective Cal students file a UC Application.
Students apply online for The Achievement Award.
 Finalists interview with alumni for the award

2022 2023
Current student status Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Sep
Prospective Freshman
Prospective Junior Transfer
Contact Scholarships

Phone
510.900.8230

Email
scholarships@alumni.berkeley.edu

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