Community College High Hopes Program

The Community College High Hopes Program (CCHH) is a college access and matriculation scholarship initiative designed to help Berkeley public school graduates advance on a path to earn a bachelor’s degree that begins with community college. Through the CCHH Program, BCS awards scholarships that support educational costs during their time at community college. CCHH Scholars who are in good standing, have completed a transfer application, and have been admitted to an institution that provides a bachelor’s degree will be eligible to join the Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Program and apply for additional scholarship funds of up to $8,000.

The application for the 2022 Community College High Hopes Scholarship has closed.

Application Details and Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  • Be a 2018-2021 graduate of Berkeley High School or Berkeley Technology Academy
  • Attend Berkeley City College (BCC) for the 2020-2021 academic year with the goal of transferring to a 4-year college
  • Plan to apply for transfer to a 4-year college in the Fall of 2022 or Fall 2023
  • Contain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (cumulative GPA, not term GPA)
  • Complete a minimum of 12 transferable units by the end of the Fall 2021 semester
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 transferable units for Spring 2022
  • Be a first-generation-to-college student, living in the lowest economic quartile, and/or are from a group traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

What scholars receive:

  • Up to $1,500 scholarship during their time in community college
  • Dedicated College Success Advisor to provide support and help identify resources
  • College counseling, life skills training, a supportive community

Scholar requirements:

  • Attend three workshops and orientation
  • Submit updates twice a year
  • Meet with College Success Advisor
  • Attend college full time
  • Participate in events and programs with BDHH scholars

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

Key Dates

Information Sessions

In these sessions, we will present an overview of the scholarship as well as how to be a strong candidate.

To be announced

Application Workshops

Attendance of an Information Session is required to attend an Application Workshop.

To be announced

Have questions about the program?

Contact CCHH College Success Advisor Terrance Powell at

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