Phenocia Bauerle, Director
241 Cesar Chavez #2440
Berkeley, CA 94720
University of California Berkeley
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Native Jumpstart: Native Jumpstart is a program that supports Native American and Indigenous high school students access to higher education. We aim to help students feel prepared in applying while creating connections with other Native and Indigenous students and staff on campus. The program allows us to give students intensive one-on-one coaching and provide workshops for students. Royale Pinassi (Quartz Valley Indian Reservation) and Antonio Tlaloc Carrillo (Mexica/Kaqchikel Maya) are our outstanding K-12 recruitment coordinators who will be leading and organizing the program this year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Native Jumpstart feel free to contact them.
Natives Transcending: The Natives Transcending Program is very similar to Native Jumpstart in the sense that it aims to help students feel prepared in applying to universities like UC Berkeley. However, instead of working with high school students, Natives Transcending works specifically with community college students who are interested in transferring to UC Berkeley or any other UC school. The program also focuses more specifically on writing personal insight questions and presenting yourself in the application as well as college transfer specific workshops. Our wonderful Transfer coordinators Olivia De Paul (Navajo) and Nona Claypool (Cheyenne River Sioux) with be leading and organizing this program this year and are eager to answer any questions you may have.
We use these programs to help support Native American and Indigenous students overcome the barriers that prevent them from obtaining access to higher education. With guidance from Native Students: undergraduate and graduate as well as our Native Staff here at UC Berkeley, we work toward supporting students the daunting application process. We want you here!
The Native community at Cal is firmly committed to supporting Native students in the sometimes daunting process of applying to Cal. The Indigenous and Native Coalition-Recruitment and Retention Center (INC-RRC) partners with the Native American Student Development office to offer a program each fall to support Native high school seniors apply to UC Berkeley.
Traditionally Native Jumpstart and Natives Transcending are hosted on the UC Berkeley campus, but due to COVID-19, there will be virtual engagements this year.
The deadline for applications is Monday, August 31st, 2021 at 11:59 pm pacific standard time.
Accepted students will be notified by Friday, September 3rd, 2021
If these deadlines will cause any conflict, please let us know as soon as possible. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Native Jumpstart and the Natives Transcending Program will take place on the weekend of November 5-7, 2020.
Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, we are planning to have programming this year in-person; meaning there will be the option to be housed in the Native American Theme Program. Transportation as well will be provided. However, we will let participants know if anything changes as we want to ensure safety for everyone involved.
Current applicants accepted into the program will participate in online workshops focused on tips and tricks for creating a more holistic profile to use for future college applications. The application is now closed.
2022 Important Dates:
Application overview and coaching workshops: TBD
On Campus Weekend: TBD
For more information contact: INC-RRC