Ronald Ketchum and his wife Permsuk Ketchum

“I’m sure there’s a young person out there right now just as determined to survive and as hopeful as I was, facing many of the same barriers,” shared Ronald Ketchum, Class of 1975. The Ronald E. and Harold E. Ketchum EECS Scholarship helps students shine. 

Angel Ibarra

“My scholarship instilled confidence in me and I cannot thank donors enough,” said scholar Angel Ibarra who studied sociology and graduated with a B.A. this May. Fellow scholars and current students, Sean Li and Daisy Sanchez, echo Angel’s appreciation for the transformational gifts and opportunities that come from scholarship support.

Jill Duerr Berrick

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.

University Partnership Program

Growing up in a single-parent household, the youngest of four, Daisy was convinced there was more to life than the everyday problems at home. 

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.”