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Since 1934, The Leadership Award has recognized and supported Cal student leaders who demonstrate innovative and motivational leadership in their academic, work, or community environments.
Leadership Award Scholars are acknowledged for their outstanding, innovative, and motivational leadership in their academic, work, and community environments. They are involved in student government, outreach and mentorship programs, scholastic clubs and spirit groups. They rally others to become involved in the issues of the day – political, environmental, health, housing and more.
Leadership Award Scholars receive one-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000. Approximately 750 new and continuing students receive The Leadership Award each academic year. With more than 15,000 alumni scholars since its inception, The Leadership Award is the largest non-academic scholarship on campus.
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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.
There’s No One Way To Be: How One Recent Grad Created Space for Trans and Queer Identities at Cal
Beyond academics, college is about finding yourself and becoming the person you want to be. This doesn’t happen in lecture halls, but in between classes, in student organizations, in dorms, and off-campus. For Lindsey Chung ’21, recipient of the Cal Pride Scholarship and The Leadership Award, it’s here, there, and everywhere in between.