The Leadership Award

For Continuing Students – This opportunity is only for students who have completed at least one semester at UC Berkeley and will be enrolled for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership that has a meaningful impact on their academic, work, or community environments. Students compete for the scholarship every academic year, ensuring a diverse and dynamic annual cohort of leaders whose work is relevant and newly inspiring.

Supplemental Questions
  1. UC Berkeley Student ID (SID)
  2. UC Berkeley Email Address
  3. GPA
  4. Follow the directions carefully.These essays are your opportunity to share more about your leadership roles, activities, and experiences. Ideal applicants will coherently tie their activities and leadership roles into their essays responses. Your answers must be submitted in a plain-text format with no style or formatting (e.g. italics, boldface, bullet points, underlining, accent marks, etc.). Please DO NOT include any links. Each answer must fall under the specified word limit. Your essay will automatically cut off once you have reached the word limit (500 words). If you wish to add a paragraph break, please use a double return. Before you begin, take a moment to think about your answers. Be sure to check spelling and grammar before submitting your essays.Essay 1: How has Cal helped shape your definition of leadership?
  5. Essay 2: What is your proudest contribution to the Cal community or beyond to date? (500 words, DO NOT include any links).
  6. By checking this button, I hereby confirm that all of the information above is accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge and written and submitted by me. I certify that I meet all eligibility requirements as specified on this application. I release this information to Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and its staff and volunteers for the purposes of evaluating my scholarship application. I understand that some of the biographical information included in my application may be released to the donor(s) of my alumni scholarship. I understand that the information given may be investigated and that any false representation or evidence of plagiarism is sufficient cause for rejection of this application or if awarded scholarship benefits, that I am liable for the return of all awarded funds. I also give permission to the UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to release any and all information included in my Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships to the CAA, provided that such information is used for the purpose of evaluating my application for the Alumni Scholars Program.
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