TAAP Scholarship Chairs

Scholarship Chairs oversee the local interview process for incoming freshmen and junior-transfer students. The position requires collaboration with fellow alumni, applicants, and the Alumni Scholarships Department at the Cal Alumni Association (CAA).

Open positions:

  • Virtual - California- based
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Berkeley
  • Apply to become a Scholarship Chair!

    Job Description

    Scholarship Chairs report to the Program Manager of Volunteer Engagement.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Cal alumna or alumnus in good standing with the Alumni Scholarships Department and Cal Alumni Association.
    • Resident of the district/region.
    • Light availability (1-2 hours per week, fluctuating) from March to April 2020.
    • Substantial availability (4-8 hours per week, fluctuating) in June 2020 (Note: time required varies greatly depending on region and number of finalists to interview).
    • Ability to secure a venue for one (maybe two) interview events in June 2020. Note: CAA does not provide funding.
    • Availability to host one (maybe two) interview events—and likely make-up virtual interviews for students who are unable to travel to the interview site—June 2020.


    Build a strong local team:

    • Recruit local alumni volunteers.
    • Train all volunteers before permitting them to serve on an interview panel.
    • Communicate with volunteers as necessary.

    Prepare for and oversee interviews:

    • Procure an appropriate venue for interviews to be held in June.
    • Coordinate interviews—in-person and virtual—for all applicants in your assigned region.
    • Conduct interview event(s) and follow up with CAA staff as necessary.
    • Utilize an Google Apps to view training materials, manage interviewees assigned to the region, and print materials.

    Adhere to CAA and Alumni Scholarships Department policy:

    • Read the CAA Scholarship Chair Guide and sign all necessary agreement forms.
    • Agree to the terms of the Data Management Protocol Agreement.
    • Complete Scholarship Chair training provided by CAA, including all mandatory conference calls and training sessions.
    • Submit all interviewing paperwork to CAA.
    • Respond promptly to emails and voicemails from the Program Manager.


    • Connect with fellow Cal alumni in your area.
    • Give back to your community, CAA, and Cal.
    • Engage with future Cal Bears.
    • Help select the next class of TAAP scholars.
    • Refine your organizational and leadership skills.

    Support from CAA Alumni Scholarships

    • Training: comprehensive training on all parts of the position.
    • Scholarship Chair Meetings: facilitation of opportunities to interact with other Scholarship Chairs, gain clarification on duties or responsibilities, and share best practices.
    • Materials for outreach to alumni and applicants: approved text, flyers, and templates.
    • Leads for volunteer recruitment: a list of volunteers currently in your region, distributed for the sole purpose of recruiting alumni volunteers (contingent upon signing the Data Management Protocol Agreement).