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Our Programs

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.

News & Announcements

  • Welcome 2021 Scholars!

Berkeley Community Scholars is thrilled to welcome our 2021 High Hopes Scholars!

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  • Scholar Connection | July 2021

Spring update and your next check, summer awards celebration, and more!

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  • Scholar Connection | April 2021

Sherry's message to scholars about the Chauvin verdict. How to run for office & more!

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