Our Awards Programs
The Alumni Scholars Program provides invaluable support to Cal undergraduates. Our awards programs help the best and brightest excel at Berkeley by alleviating the burden of college education costs and providing a vital support network as they prepare for success at Cal and beyond.
Learn About Our Awards
The Achievement Award Program
TAAP serves a diverse pool of incoming first-year and transfer students who have significant financial need, face substantial barriers to a college education, and volunteer in their communities.
African American Initiative Scholarship
Funded by the San Francisco Foundation and in partnership with UC Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Association, the African American Initiative Scholarship provides African American students with financial support to make their Cal education more accessible.
The Leadership Award
Recognizes Cal students who demonstrate innovative and motivational leadership in their academic, work, or community environments.
The Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship
A one-year, merit-based award that recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.
The Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship
A one-year, merit-based award that recognizes junior women at UC Berkeley who have demonstrated leadership, service, academics, and personal development in pursuit of a specific future goal or career.
Your Support Matters
Why Give to the Alumni Scholars Program?
Your gift to CAA keeps Cal golden and the future of current Berkeley students bright.
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.
TAAP Scholars Take on the Lair
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.