Our Programs

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

Our Impact

BCS High Hopes Scholars graduate at 6x the national rate of 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.

Support Our Programs

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

News & Announcements

  • Dreams to Degrees

Please join Berkeley Community Scholars for our 2022 Fall Fundraiser—an evening of community, conversation, and celebration.

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  • Summer 2022 Updates

This June, we were delighted to welcome our 2022 High Hopes Scholarship class...

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  • #2. Tapping Your Mentor’s Knowledge

There are so many ways in which we can utilize our mentors and what they have to offer, to push ourselves towards our academic goals and aspirations.

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