Interview Scholarship Finalists

Join fellow Cal alumni to interview scholarship finalists for The Leadership Award (TLA), The Achievement Award Program (TAAP), and/or the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) while strengthening your connection to Cal, socializing and networking with local alumni, and meeting prospective Cal students.

How It Works

Interview panels are conducted in-person or via Skype. Scholarship Chairs* (Alumni Scholarships super-volunteers) organize and coordinate interviews with local alumni. All interviewers are given an orientation by their Scholarship Chair that includes information about how to assess a candidate’s fit for the scholarship program to which they applied and best practices for interviewing. If you are interested in serving as an interviewer, register below and/or contact your local district/regional chair.

Interviews are conducted in June and July for incoming freshmen/transfer students and in September for current Cal undergrads.

*Interested in becoming a Scholarship Chair? Learn more »

Upcoming Interview Events

The Achievement Award Program

Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
Completed Virtual - Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet
Completed Virtual - Los Angeles, CA Email Peter
Completed Virtual - San Jose, CA Email Thi
Completed Virtual - Los Angeles, CA Email Elaine
Completed Virtual - Alumni House, Berkeley Email Scholarships Department
Completed Virtual - Irvine, CA Email Mark
Completed Virtual - Coachella Valley Email Eloisa

The Leadership Award (Freshman and Incoming Transfers)

Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
Varies Virtual Register here
August 1, 2020 Riverside, CA Email Dahlim
July 11, 2020 San Diego, CA Email Athena
July 11, 2020 Seattle, WA Email Michael
July 11, 2020 Cupertino, CA Email Susumu
July 2020 Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, CA Email Kenny
July 18, 2020 Walnut Creek, CA Email Cathy
July 2020 Smyrna, GA Email Kara
July 26 2020 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
July 19, 2020 San Francisco, CA Email Steven
July 2020 Fresno, CA Email Peter
July 2020 Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet
July 22, 2020 Santa Barbara, CA Email Thomas
July 2020 Sunnyvale, CA Email Adnan
July 18, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Email Justin
July 11, 2020 Westminster, CA Email Thuy
July 18, 2020 Fremont, CA Email Jane
July 18, 2020 Houston, TX Email Stephanie
July 16, 2020 Rocklin, CA Email Cindy
July 2020 Burlingame, CA Email Marie

The Leadership Award (Continuing Students)

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register
September 13 2020 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
September 27 2020 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here

Volunteer Description and Expectations

Interviewers report to Alumni Scholarships Scholarship Chairs and assess Alumni Scholarship applicants for the 2020-21 academic year.


Volunteers must:

  • Be UC Berkeley alumni
  • Not be a direct relation to any Alumni Scholarships applicant
  • Complete an Application Reading Orientation (online tutorial for virtual interviewers or provided the day of interview events)
  • Commit to a minimum of approximately 4 hours (which includes an orientation plus approximately 4 interviews)
  • Be in good standing with CAA

Questions? Contact Alumni Scholarships at 510.900.8230 or
Meet the Alumni Scholarships team »