Meet the 2023 – 2024 Cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)
The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income, first-generation college students in their pursuit of a UC Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all twenty-two members of our incoming 2023 – 2024 Alumni Scholar cohort.
Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients
Honoring the three recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship in 2022 – 2023.
Meet the 2022 – 2023 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients
The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.
Belonging at Berkeley
How the Alumni Scholars Program is advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through scholarships and student support.
When You Drink Water, Remember the Source
One student pays it forward in his continued fight for social justice.
Meet Our 2021–2022 Leadership Award Scholars
Join us in congratulating our incoming 2021–2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.
“Pursue Your Dreams Fearlessly”: An Entrepreneur’s Wisdom for Graduating Scholars
Ten years ago, I was exactly where you are right now: graduating with big dreams and aspirations ahead.
Yuner Evelyn Lu ’21 Urges Class of 2021 to Realize Its Power
I’m a senior studying electrical engineering and computer science at Cal, and I am honored to share my UC Berkeley journey with you.
What Pedro De Anda Plascencia ’21 Wants His Fifth-Grade Self to Know
Dear Fifth-Grade Pedro: I want to begin by telling you that I love you. You are valid, and you are worthy of love and protection.
Supporting the UC Berkeley Community
Please join us in congratulating our incoming 2021 – 2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.
Freshman Scholar Takes Flight at Berkeley
Justin Hogenauer ’22 dreams of becoming an Air Force pilot, but when it came to choosing where to go to college, he wanted a top-tier school—one that provided the kind of broad academic, professional, and social advantages for which Cal is so well known. “The Air Force Academy was an option,” he says. “But the […]
Creation of The Achievement Award Program
In 1996 California voters approved Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race, ethnicity, or sex in the admission process at public universities. Immediately, the percentage of students at the University of California, Berkeley from low-income, minority communities decreased dramatically. As a result, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), encouraged by Chancellor Robert Berdahl, formed a task […]