Berkeley Scholars Celebration Is Huge Success

On Monday, March 8, Stiles Hall held a celebration at Alumni House for Berkeley Scholars to Cal, as well as for 2020 Vision, a collaboration originated by UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley, and the Berkeley Unified School District to foster academic success and close the achievement and health gaps for Berkeley’s children by 2020.

We had nearly 50 students in the program in attendance as well as Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates,Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent William Huyett and AT&T California President Ken McNeely.

Students in attendance at the event said they were grateful for the program’s academic assistance.

Brandon Small, a Berkeley High School sophomore, said the program has made his dream of attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology more attainable.

“It’s helped me to realize my future and what I want to do,” he said.

Berkeley High sophomore Benjamin Johnson said the program opened his eyes to the opportunities college offers.

“Without Berkeley Scholars, I don’t know who I’d be,” Johnson said. “It’s definitely part of my identity.”

Check out more coverage and photos from the event at Berkeley Daily Planet, The Daily Cal and UC Berkeley News.

3 thoughts on “Berkeley Scholars Celebration Is Huge Success

  1. Was trying to submit an application for my son Trevon Wynn he is a junior at Lakewood High School and i strongly believe that this would be a great program for my son.

  2. I am a student at Merritt College and I am working with Raymond Banks with The Urban Scholar’s Program at U.C. Berkeley.
    I would like to know more info on you organization. I hope to transfer to the Nutritional Sciences Program at U.C. Berk at some point.

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