Alumni Scholars Program Application

Alumni Scholars Program
The Alumni Scholars Program exemplifies leadership, resilience, community-mindedness, and innovation. The Cal Alumni Association has been providing scholarships to UC Berkeley undergraduates since 1934 and in 2018 we will award over 2.6 million dollars!
2018 Program Highlights:
  • Awards range from $2,000-6,000 annually
  • Our scholars are global: 70% Californian, 21% Out-of-state, 9% international
  • 70 Need-based awards / 650+ merit-based awards
  • 850+ awards annually for incoming and current students
  • Our scholarships consist of 82% Freshmen and 18% Transfers. 
"CAA scholarships have an immense impact on the capacity of students to become academic, social, economic, environmental, and political benefactors to the Cal community and beyond."
- Sydney Wexler '21, Leadership Award Recipient
The Leadership Award
The Leadership Award recognizes and supports Cal undergraduate leaders with merit-based scholarships. This scholarship acknowledges you for innovative, impactful, and initiative-driven leadership in your academics, work, and/or community environments. With more than 15,000 alumni scholars since its inception, The Leadership Award is the largest non-academic merit scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus and one of the most prestigious. 
  • $2,000 merit-based renewable scholarship
  • Opened to in-state, out-of-state, and international admitted and enrolled UC Berkeley students regardless of immigration status
Deadline: June 1, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
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