Student Support

Hope scholars gathered together at a Dinner event at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Hope Scholars is committed to helping its student thrive at UC Berkeley. BHS students are connected to campus and community resources. Whenever financially possible, the program also provides assistance with unmet financial aid needs, including:

  • Residence hall starter kits including bedding, furnishings, etc
  • Books and school supplies
  • Tablets, computers, and repairs
  • Medical, dental, optometry, and wellness support
  • Emergency funding
  • Interim housing and housing assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Grad school preparation materials and courses
  • Care packages for finals week

Community Building 

The program is built around creating a community for students. BHS community events

  • Transition Course,¬†Ensuring Success for Foster Youth in Higher Education
  • Academic Enrichment Workshops/Dinners
  • Welcome Event
  • Holiday Reception
  • BHS Graduation Celebration