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 10-20 scholarships in the winter each year which supports educational costs during their time at community college CCHH Scholars who successfully transfer to a 4-year university will have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarship funds of $8,000.

The application period for the 2020 Community College High Hopes Program has closed.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  • Have graduated from public Berkeley High School in the past four years
  • Enrolled at Berkeley City College (BCC) in the Fall 
  • Intend to transfer to a bachelor’s degree institution
  • Preference is given to:
    • Students who are with 12-18 months of transferring to a bachelor’s degree institution
    • First-generation-to-college student
    • students living in the lowest economic quartile (PELL eligible or FRL)
    • and/or are from an ethnic group underrepresented in higher education

Are you a student that wants more information about our program? Please send an email to info@berkeleyscholars.org

What is the CCHH Program?

CCHH is a college access and matriculation scholarship initiative that helps Berkeley public school graduates advance on a path to earn a bachelor’s degree that begins with attending community college.

Our program includes the following for scholars:

  • $1500 scholarship during their time in community college
  • Quarterly Workshops to support/assist efforts to transfer to a bachelor’s degree
  • Participation in events and programs with BDHH scholars
  • Preference in applying for a BDHH Scholarship
  • Office hours available to meet with CCSA

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