District Chairs

District Chairs oversee the interview process for local scholarship finalists for The Leadership Award, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP), and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP). As a District Chair, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni, refine your leadership skills, work closely with the Alumni Scholarships Department, and meet the next class of UC Berkeley students.

All positions for the 2016 selections season have been filled. Please check back in February to see open positions for 2017.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and train alumni volunteers to serve on interview panels.
  • Reserve an appropriate venue for interviews.
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Scholarships Department to insure a smooth selections process for all finalists.

Eligibility Requirements

A District Chair must:

  • Be a Cal alumna or alumnus in good standing with the Alumni Scholarships Department.
  • Reside in his/her district.
  • Commit to serving a minimum of one term, running from March 2017 through July 2017 (for The Leadership Award), or March 2017 through June 2017 (for The Achievement Award Program or the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program).
  • Comply with all CAA and Alumni Scholarships policies and procedures.

The Leadership Award District Chairs

Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is one of the most prestigious merit-based scholarships in the UC system. The Leadership Award is a one-year, $2000 scholarship that recognizes 650 undergraduates who demonstrate impressive leadership abilities.

Domestic District Chairs

District Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen and junior-transfer students. District Chairs must be available to work approximately 1-2 hours per week from March through May and approximately 4-8 hours per week from June to July. Time commitment varies greatly depending on the district.
Job description and openings »

International District Chairs

All positions for the 2016 selections season have been filled. Please check back in February to see open positions for 2017.

District Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen. District Chairs must be available to work up to 2 hours per week from March through May, approximately 1-3 hours per week from June to July, and be experienced with Skype and Google Hangouts.
Job description and openings »


District Chairs for The Achievement Award Program and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program

Established in 1999 and 2014, respectively, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) provide high-achieving, low-income students with the resources they need to attend Cal. Scholars receive financial assistance and supportive programming throughout their undergraduate years at Cal—four years for incoming freshmen and two years for incoming junior transfers. The interview process is combined for TAAP and KASP, as applicants interview at the same time.

District Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen for TAAP and KASP. District Chairs must be available to work approximately 1-2 hours per week March and April, and approximately 4-8 hours per week May through June. Time commitment varies greatly depending on the district.
Job description and openings »


Questions?

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

Meet the Alumni Scholarships team »