2017 Scholars

On Monday May 12, 2017, The Berkeley Community Fund welcomed 27 new scholars into our High Hopes Scholarship program. We look forward to getting to know these outstanding students and helping them reach their college and career aspirations.

Guadalupe Acevedo

Guadalupe Acevedo

University of California, Santa Cruz

Battle Family High Hopes Scholarship

Guadalupe will be graduating from the Academic Choice program (AC) at Berkeley High School (BHS) and is excited …

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Brandon Bailey

Brandon Bailey

Sacramento State University

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Brandon will be graduating from the Academy of Medicine and Public Service program (AMPS) at BHS. He has dedicated …

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Ty’Jah Banks

Ty'Jah Banks

University of California, Merced

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Tyjah is graduating from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at BHS. She participated in the AVID college prep …

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Harlan Brawer

Harlan Brawer

University of California, Los Angeles

Class of 1951/BCF High Hopes Scholarship

Harlan will be graduating from the Berkeley High Independent Studies program. His interest in molecular biology and …

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Nia Byrd

Nia Byrd

Bowdoin College

Brennan-McKown High Hopes Scholarship

Nia will be graduating from the IB program at BHS. She has a passion for music and plays guitar, ukulele, and played …

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Maria Sophia Castillo Hernandez

Maria Sophia Castillo Hernandez

Wellesley College

Ask.com High Hopes Scholarship

Maria Sophia will be graduating from the IB Program at BHS and was involved in the AVID college prep program. …

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Ariadna Cruz

Ariadna Cruz

University of Southern California

Marion Marshall High Hopes Scholarship

Ariadna will be graduating from the Academic Choice (AC) pro- gram and will be the first person in her …

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Kaysha Duncan

Kaysha Duncan

University of California, Santa Cruz

Battle Family High Hopes Scholarship

Kaysha will be graduating from AMPS and is a first generation college student. At BHS, Kaysha wrote an …

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Miguel Cristobal Frias

Miguel Cristobal Frias

San Francisco State University

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Miguel will be graduating from AMPS and is the first person in his family to go to …

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Alexis Fuentes

Alexis Fuentes

California State University, East Bay

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Alexis aspires to pursue a career as a software engineer and create video games. Throughout high school, …

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Alejandro Gonzales

Alejandro Gonzalez

University of California, Santa Cruz

Ask.com High Hopes Scholarship

Alejandro has a keen interest in science and hopes to pursue a career in the medical field as an …

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Timera Harrell

Timera Harrell

University of California, Merced

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Timera will be graduating from the IB program and is the first person in her family to go …

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Farah Jahangir

Farah Jahangir

University of California, Davis

Falik Family High Hopes Scholarship

Farah hopes to enter a career in the biotech field. She was an intern for the Biotech Academy at …

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Fares Muthana

Fares Muthana

San Francisco State University

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Fares will be majoring in Communications to pursue his dream as a journalist or sports broadcaster. In his …

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Marshatta Porter

Marshatta Porter

Humboldt State University

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

Marshatta loves learning about the environment and social justice issues and hopes to pursue a career in travel photography. …

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Raymundo Saldana Jr.

Raymundo Saldana Jr.

University of California, Berkeley

Fanning-Haag Family High Hopes Scholarship

Ray hopes to become a history teacher or possibly a lawyer, to encourage young Latinos to pursue higher …

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Nya Sandeford

Nya Sandeford

Barnard College

Deutsch-Terazawa High Hopes Scholarship

Nya aspires to pursue a career in the medical field. She is excited to explore different majors such as Sociology and Africana …

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Koshi Tamang

Koshi Tamang

Mills College

Sheila Duignan and Michael Wilkins High Hopes Scholarship

Koshi has many interests, which include swimming, hiking, poetry, creating art and dancing. After the earthquake in Nepal …

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Alexander Tesfaldet

Alexander Tesfaldet

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

University of California, Santa Cruz

Alexander aspires to get a degree in biochemistry or molecular biology. His dream is to contribute in …

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Midori Thrower

Midori Thrower

Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship

University of San Francisco

Midiori is interested in computer science, digital media, art, and drawing. She is planning to minor in fine …

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