From Dreams to Degrees

Your donation provides a powerful combination of college success programming, mentoring support, career development, and financial assistance. Because of donors like you, BCS scholars graduate at 6x the national rate of their peers. You are having an impact. You are bridging the gap. You are helping turn dreams into degrees for more Berkeley youth.

Your Donation Supports…

Freshman care packages


One semester’s worth of textbooks

Toolkits for 25 new mentors

Community College High Hopes Scholarship for 1 year

Community College High Hopes Program for 2 years

Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship for 1 year

Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship for 2 years

Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Program for 4 years

Other Ways to Give

Mail a check to:
Berkeley Community Scholars
P.O. Box 680
Berkeley, CA 94701

Give us a call at (510) 907-7834 between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm and we can assist you with processing your donation over the phone.

To make a stock gift, please contact and we will provide you with further instructions.

Berkeley Community Scholars is a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to Berkeley Community Scholars are tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Our tax id is 94-3264327.

We are grateful for those in the community who have joined us in the past to provide access to our four-tiered approach of advising, mentoring, career readiness, and scholarships. The following community members ensured funding for the entire journey of a scholar in either our bachelor’s or community college programs for the 2023 scholarship cohort:

The Angell Rev Intervivos Survivors Trust
A. George Battle Family Foundation
Carol Brosgart, MD & Joseph Gross
Dina Honda
Karen Meryash
Robert & Ester Rice Survivors Trust
The Nancy P. & Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation

Beth Sawi (In Memoriam David Sawi)
Patricia & Merrill Shanks
Ann Smulka & Bob Blackburn
Susan Taylor & Robert Fabry
Wareham Development Corporation
Deborah Arthur & Jeffery Soller