The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)

The Achievement Award is a scholarship program for students with extreme financial need who have demonstrated high potential by achieving academic success while overcoming difficult circumstances. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to helping pre-collegiate students in college preparation programs. TAAP provides financial support and one-on-one advising to all of its recipients. The Achievement Award Program is for up to $6,000 per year and a laptop. If you have applied to UC Berkeley for fall admission, you may be eligible to apply for the Achievement Award. Scholarship Program Requirements:-Full-time enrollment at UC Berkeley-Evening scholar meetings and events throughout the academic year-10 hours of community service and outreach per semester-"Satisfactory Academic Progress" as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and the scholar's college For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $24,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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