Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Program

The Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship Program (BDHH) is a college success program designed to provide advising, mentorship, career readiness, community support, and resources to motivated and resilient college-bound seniors from Berkeley public high schools. Scholars receive a scholarship of up to $16,000, payable in installments of up to $2,000 twice a year for four years.

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, community involvement, and academic and personal achievement. Funds awarded may be used for tuition, books, room and board, and incidental expenses in connection with the recipient’s college education.

The 2022 application has closed.

Who can apply:

  • 2022 graduates of Berkeley High School or Berkeley Technology Academy
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and documented financial need
  • Open to undocumented students
  • Must enroll in a bachelor’s degree institution for Fall 2022

BCS will prioritize students who:

  • Are living in the lowest socioeconomic quartile
  • Are first generation to college
  • Identify as part of a group underrepresented on college campuses

What scholars receive:

  • Up to $16,000 scholarship, awarded over four years (up to $2,000 twice a year)
  • Individual mentor
  • Dedicated College Success Advisor to provide support and help identify resources
  • College counseling, life skills training, a supportive community
  • Professional development training and career preparation

Scholar requirements:

  • Attend Summer Orientation events during summer prior to freshman year
  • Participate in Level Up, BCS’ career readiness program
  • Give back to BCS community
  • Communicate with mentors and BCS staff
  • Attend BCS events/programs during summer and school breaks
  • Attend college full time
  • Submit updates twice a year
  • Meet with College Success Advisor

Have questions about the program?

Contact College Success Manager Lynn Walker at