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

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
June 9, 2019 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
June 1, 2019 Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet
June 9, 2019 Irvine, CA Email Mark
June 1, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Email Peter
June 8, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Email Elaine
June 1, 2019 San Jose, CA Email Thi

The Leadership Award (Freshman and Incoming Transfers)

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register/Contact
June 16, 2019 Smyrna, GA Email Kara
June 23, 2019 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
TBD Virtual Registration Coming
TBD Irvine, CA Email Bruce
TBD Los Angeles, CA Email Justin
TBD Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, CA Email Kenny
June 22, 2019 Burlingame, CA Email Marie
June 22, 2019 Cupertino, CA Email Susumu
June 29, 2019 Westminster, CA Email Thuy
TBD Seattle, WA Email Michael
TBD San Diego, CA Email Athena
TBD Walnut Creek, CA Email Cathy
TBD Houston, TX Email Amy
TBD Inland Empire, CA Email Christiane
TBD Fremont, CA Email Jane
TBD Rocklin, CA Email Cindy
TBD Riverside, CA Email Dahlim
TBD Sunnyvale, CA Email Adnan
TBD Central Valley - Livingston, CA Email Ranjeet

The Leadership Award (Continuing Students)

In-Person Interview Dates Location Register
September 15, 2019 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here
September 29, 2019 Alumni House, Berkeley Register here

Volunteer Description and Expectations

Interviewers report to Alumni Scholarships Scholarship Chairs and assess Alumni Scholarship applicants for the 2019-20 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 »