Jill Duerr Berrick

This fall, Berkeley Scholarship Stories focuses on Cal’s talented, inspirational scholarship recipients and the generous donors who make their Berkeley experiences possible. For all our students, higher education is affordable only with the help of significant grants and scholarships. Your support helps make dreams come true.

Jasmine Sozi, Class of 2021, Intended Political Science Major

Fiat Lux Scholar Jasmine Sozi shares her commitment to stay involved in the community and reflects on her great appreciation for loyal donors “who made it possible for so many people to go to college worry free.”

Raj Bhargava

UC Berkeley welcomed Bank of the West and Peet’s Coffee and Tea to the University Partnership Program which helps fund student programs across campus. Senior Raj Bhargava ensured the partnerships also provide significant merit- and need-based scholarship funds. 

Michael Papias, Class of 2020 Ethnic Studies Major

Michael Papias (Class of 2020), a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar and Be Berkeley student mentor, speaks to prospective students in a video about his experience as a first-generation student.

Jill Duerr Berrick

Welcome to the first issue of Berkeley Scholarship Stories, a newsletter about Cal’s talented, inspirational scholarship recipients and the generous donors who make their Berkeley experiences possible.  Your support changes students’ lives, raises up entire families, and enables the campus to continue this proud tradition. Thank you.

Aura Barrera, Class of 2020

Aura Barrera just completed her first year at Berkeley, and already the intended computer science major has worked with a faculty mentor, helped plan an overnight outreach program for high school students, and met with junior and senior peers to plan her course schedule. Aura’s experiences were all part of being one of the campus’ inaugural group of Fiat Lux Scholars.