Evaluate Scholarship Applications

Make a tangible impact on the future leaders of Cal 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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Volunteer requirements »

Evaluate Applications Online

Virtual application readings are an opportunity that allow you to engage with the Cal community regardless of your proximity to reading events. 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 15 applications to review. 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 2020-2021 cycle will begin in May. Additional virtual reading events may be added depending on volume of applications received.

The Achievement Award Program (May 6 - 10) 

The Leadership Award -Incoming Students (May 20 - 25) 

The Leadership Award - Continuing Students (August 21 - 26) 

Volunteer Description and Expectations

Application readers evaluate and score scholarship applications submitted for the 2018-19 academic year and report to the Alumni Scholarships team.


Volunteers must:

  • Be UC Berkeley alumni or current CAA members in good standing
  • 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 »