Scholarships Chairs

Scholarships Chairs oversee the interview process for local scholarship finalists for The Leadership Award and The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) . As a Scholarships 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.

Apply to become a Scholarships Chair!

Open positions:

  • Virtual - California-Based (TAAP)
  • Virtual - California-Based (The Leadership Award)
  • Santa Cruz County (The Leadership Award)
  • San Fernando Valley (The Leadership Award)
  • West Los Angeles (The Leadership Award)
  • Pasadena (The Leadership Award)
  • South Los Angeles - Long Beach Area (The Leadership Award)
  • Sacramento (The Leadership Award)
  • Sacramento (TAAP)
  • San Diego (TAAP)

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and train alumni volunteers to serve on interview panels.
  • Reserve an appropriate venue for interviews.
  • Create a welcoming environment for both students and alumni.
  • Schedule interviews with student finalists.
  • Organize interview data and transmit to Alumni Scholarships Department.
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Scholarships Department to ensure a smooth selections process for all finalists.

Eligibility Requirements

A Scholarships Chair must:

  • Be a Cal alumna or alumnus in good standing with the Alumni Scholarships Department.
  • Work/Reside in their district.
  • Commit to serving a minimum of one term, running from April 2020 through July 2020 (for The Leadership Award), or April 2020 through June 2020 (for The Achievement Award Program).
  • Comply with all CAA and Alumni Scholarships policies and procedures.

The Leadership Award Scholarships 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 Scholarships Chairs

Scholarships Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen and junior-transfer students. Scholarships Chairs must be available to work approximately 1-2 hours per week from March through May and approximately 10-20 hours in June/July. Time commitment varies greatly depending on the district/region and the amount of finalist we have for those areas and all chairs serve one term, subject to renewal annually.
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International Scholarships Chairs

International Scholarships Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen. Scholarships Chairs must be available to work up to 2 hours per week from April through May, approximately 10-20 hours in June/July, and be experienced with Skype, Google Hangouts, or other video platforms.
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Scholarships Chairs for The Achievement Award Program

Established in 1999, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) provides high-achieving, low-income California students with the resources they need to attend Cal. Scholars receive financial assistance, academic counseling, and supportive programming throughout their undergraduate years at Cal—four years for incoming freshmen and two years for incoming junior transfers.

Scholarships Chairs oversee the interview process for incoming freshmen for TAAP. Scholarships Chairs must be available to work approximately 1-2 hours per week March and April, and approximately 10-20 hours June. Time commitment varies greatly depending on the district and the amount of finalists in the area from year to year. Scholarships Chairs serve a one year term, subject to renewal each year.
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Questions?

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

Meet the Alumni Scholarships team »