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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.

Scholars from The Achievement Award Program's graduating Class of 2022 celebrate a shared milestone. CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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Belonging at Berkeley

How the Alumni Scholars Program is advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through scholarships and student support.

Honors

Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

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Meet Our 2021–2022 Leadership Award Scholars

Join us in congratulating our incoming 2021–2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

Giving Back

Supporting the UC Berkeley Community

Please join us in congratulating our incoming 2021 – 2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

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2020–2021 Leadership Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating our incoming 2021 – 2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

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A Letter from the Executive Director | Fall 2019

Reflections on an epoch-making year for diversity and student excellence

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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 […]

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Celebrating 85 Years of Alumni Scholarships

Established in 1934 in the depths of the Great Depression, the Alumni Scholars Program now supports 800+ undergraduate scholars each year, awarding more than $2.2 million in financial aid.

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The Value of My Public Education

Betty Yee ’79 made her first political act at age 13: a plea before city officials not to close the local school. The move would force her to bus to school, away from her responsibilities to her family business. Her act “was about giving a voice to people who didn’t speak English,” Betty says. “That’s […]

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The Thrill and Awe of UC Berkeley

Independent and driven, Linnea Norton ’19 displayed leadership talent as a toddler with her earliest phrase to her mother: “Nea do it!” she protested. Now a recipient of CAA’s Leadership Award, Linnea continues to drive her own success. Prior to entering Cal as a transfer student and molecular environmental biology major, she studied veterinary science […]

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A Letter from the Executive Director | Spring 2018

“It is a disturbing fact to me,” joked President John F. Kennedy in his 1962 Charter Day speech, “that the New Frontier owes as much to Berkeley, as it does to Harvard University.” Happy Birthday, Golden Bears! 2018 is an exciting year, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Berkeley—the shining star of public education. How […]