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October 22, 2012

Oct 31 | The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
Nov 12 | The Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship at UC Berkeley

Oct 31 | The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 31, 2012

The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program funds several Osher Reentry Scholars with awards of up to $5,000 for the academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Must be an undergraduate re-entry student at UC Berkeley who has experienced a considerable gap in the pursuit of his or her education and who can look forward to a significant number of years of workforce participation
• Must have completed at least one regular term (Fall or Spring) at UC Berkeley
• Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from all colleges attended
• All applicants must have filed a FAFSA and be eligible to receive financial aid.

Nov 12 | The Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship at UC Berkeley

Established in 2010 and to be awarded in perpetuity, the Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship was created by Zachary's parents, Frank and Jodie Cruz. The purpose of the scholarship is to preserve Zachary's memory, to reward excellence in public education, and to support University's commitment to access, equity, and inclusion at Berkeley. Frank and Jodie Cruz also hope to give back to the communities of Ventura County and the San Francisco Bay Area, where they raised their son.

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Amount of the Award

In 2012 the Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship will award a combined total of $10,000 to at least 2 UC Berkeley students.

Eligibility Requirements

• Currently enrolled, or with an offer of admission, at the University of California, Berkeley
• Graduate of a public high school in Ventura County or the San Francisco Bay Area1
• Applicant must be a transfer student from a California Community College OR a student parent
• Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence

Still not sure if you're eligible for this scholarship? Take a look at this PDF Flow Chart: Am I Eligible to Apply?

2012 Application Process

• Application period: October 12 - November 12
• Applications must be received by: Monday, November 12 at 5:00 PM
• Application review and selection of finalists: November 12 - 19
• Finalist interviews: November 26 - December 2
• Selection announcement: December 7

The Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center at UC Berkeley and the Zachary Michael Cruz Foundation. Recipients are selected by a committee of UC Berkeley staff, faculty, and alumni. The scholarship(s) are awarded annually in the fall semester.

How to Apply

• The 2012 application cycle opens on October 12
Download the application or pick up a hardcopy from the TRSP office at UC Berkeley
• Submit completed applications via email (, fax (510-643-3593), mail or in person (100 César Chávez Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4260)
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on November 12, 2012

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Questions? Contact Alice Jordan, Program Director at TRSP or email the Foundation directly at