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Our High Hopes Scholarship Programs help Berkeley public school graduates flourish in college and beyond.

Our Impact

86% of our scholars are persisting in/have graduated from college—6x the national rate for their peers.

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Mentor a High Hopes Scholar during their four year college journey.

Our Vision

We envision a more equitable future in which our scholars, who embody the diversity, spirit and values of our community, achieve their aspirations and become more economically secure.

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Our two programs support Berkeley public high school students attending four year universities or Berkeley City College with the intention of transferring to a four year university.

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Donations to our organization help us provide a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring—closing the opportunity gap for students in our community.

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Congratulations to all of the High Hopes Scholars that graduated this year!

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Berkeley Community Scholars is thrilled to welcome our incoming 2020 High Hopes Scholars.

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We here at Berkeley Community Scholars are devastated.

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