Supporting All Students, Regardless of Immigration Status
Help Support Our Immigrant Students
The Cal Alumni Association is working closely with the UC Berkeley Office of Government and Community Relations and the UC Office of the President to advocate on issues related to higher education, including comprehensive immigration reform. Join the UC Advocacy Network for the latest updates and to learn more about contacting elected officials to tell them why supporting every student is important to you.
Support Students Through Scholarships
The Cal Alumni Association provides first-generation California students, regardless of immigration status, the financial support and program resources to attend and excel at UC Berkeley through its needs-based scholarship, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP).
TAAP serves high-achieving, low-income, community-minded students from the moment they choose UC Berkeley through their undergraduate careers, providing both financial assistance and supportive programming. Learn more about TAAP >>
Supporting Undocumented Students at Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Students Program supports hundreds of undocumented students on the UC Berkeley campus with stability and resources to serve their unique needs. With your help, this successful program can continue to thrive:
From the Undocumented Students Program:
USP practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources, and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the University, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.
Cal’s undocumented students come from nearly three dozen different countries, and have an average family income of just $24,000. Give now to help these students succeed at Cal. Learn more about USP >>
UC Berkeley has identified African Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans as underrepresented minorities on campus. If you would like to ensure your donation goes to support an undocumented student scholar, please indicate so in the “special instructions” section of the TAAP donation form.