Evaluate Scholarship Applications

Make a tangible impact on the future Cal leaders by reading and scoring undergraduate scholarship applications. Our scholarship readings are completely virtual - you can now contribute from the comfort of your own home using our online portal.

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Evaluate Applications Online

Virtual application readings are an opportunity that allows you to engage with the Cal community regardless of your proximity to campus. Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications electronically. A step-by-step tutorial will explain the evaluation process. Virtual readers will be assigned about 10 - 15 applications to review (will vary depending on the volume of volunteers for each event). While the completion time for these reviews varies from reader to reader, most volunteers find that completing an online reading takes approximately 2-3 hours total. Please note that virtual readers can work on their task in as many sittings as they wish.

Virtual reading events for the 2021-2022 cycle will begin in May. Additional virtual reading events may be added depending on volume of applications received.

    The Achievement Award (May 14 - 23) 

    Event ended.

        The Leadership Award - Incoming Students (June 4 - 11) 

        Event ended.

            The Leadership Award - Continuing Students (August 6 - 13) 

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              Volunteer Description and Expectations

              Application readers evaluate and score scholarship applications submitted for the academic year and report to the Alumni Scholarships team.


              Volunteers must:

              • Be UC Berkeley alumni
              • Not be a direct relation to any Alumni Scholarships applicant
              • Complete an Application Reading Orientation (provided via online tutorial for virtual readers or the day of reading events)
              • Commit to a minimum of 2 hours to review applications online


              Contact Alumni Scholarships at 510.900.8230 or scholarships@alumni.berkeley.edu.

              Meet the Alumni Scholarships team »