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. District/Regional Chairs* (Alumni Scholarships super-volunteers) organize and coordinate interviews with local alumni. All interviewers are given an orientation by their District/Regional 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 District/Regional Chair? Learn more »


Upcoming Interview Events

The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
June 2, 2018 Irvine, CA Email Mark
June 2, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Email Peter
June 2, 2018 San Jose, CA Email Thi
June 3, 2018 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
June 9, 2018 Inland Empire, CA Email Sylvia
June 9, 2018 Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet
June 16, 2018 Sacramento, CA Email Alumni Scholars Program
June 23, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Email Elaine

The Leadership Award (Freshman and Incoming Transfers)

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
June 24, 2018 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
June 16 - July 1, 2018 Virtual Register here
June 2018 Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet
June 16, 2018 Irvine, CA Email Bruce
June 16, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Email Justin
June 16-17, 2018 Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, CA Email Kenny
June 23, 2018 Burlingame, CA Email Marie
June 23, 2018 Westminster, CA Email Thuy
June 24, 2018 Seattle, WA Email Michael
June 30, 2018 San Diego, CA Email Athena
July 14, 2018 Riverside, CA Email Dahlim
June 16 - July 1, 2018 Local Contacts coming soon.

The Leadership Award (Continuing Students)

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register
September 9, 2018 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
September 23, 2018 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here

Volunteer Description and Expectations

Interviewers report to Alumni Scholarships District/Regional Chairs and assess Alumni Scholarship applicants for the 2018-19 academic year.

Qualifications


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)

Questions? Contact Alumni Scholarships at 510.900.8230 or scholarships@alumni.berkeley.edu.
Meet the Alumni Scholarships team »