College Corps Application

Note: Accepting applications; will be considered on a rolling basis

Thank you for your interest in the new College Corps Program at UC Berkeley. Before submitting an application, please read the Eligibility, Expectations, & Benefits carefully. College Corps Fellows make a big commitment to dedicate 450 hours of service for the entirety of the academic year and into the summer of 2024. Please think about your fall, spring, and summer schedules and your other commitments in advance. Consider carefully whether this level of commitment would be possible and healthy for you. We will recruit College Corps Fellows for the 2024-2025 program year in spring of 2024, so if next year is not a good fit for you, you can explore this opportunity again the following year.

I. Eligibility

In order to participate you must be able to answer Yes to all of the following to be eligible to apply.
If you answer “No” to any of the eligibility questions, you are unable to participate at this time.

  • Do you have a high school diploma or GED?

  • Will you be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at UC Berkeley for the full 2023-2024 Academic Year and June-July 2024? (note: good academic standing is required for the duration of the fellowship)

  • Will you be entering at least your 2nd year at Cal OR be an incoming transfer student?

  • Will you be residing in the Bay Area for the full 2023-2024 academic year and June-July 2024?

  • Are you willing to serve 450 hours or 10-12 hours/weekly from August 2023 to July 2024?

  • Are you able to participate in an Orientation in August and either 1-hour weekly pod meetings or 2-hour pod meetings every other week?

  • Will you submit a FAFSA application by the deadline of March 2, 2023 (FAFSA submission is required to confirm applicants’ financial need.)
  • Are you willing to complete a background check & Live Scan to enroll? Please note the conviction criteria that would make you ineligible to participate.

II. Personal Information

If you were able to answer yes to the eligibility questions, please fill out all sections below. We recommend writing your short answer questions in a separate doc so that you do not lose your responses.


Your Lived First Name
(what you want to be called)

Your Pronouns
What is the best address for you to get mail?  
Current Class Year at Cal  
  Current GPA  
If you are a Dreamer or AB-540 student, do you receive a Cal Grant B?   Are you currently a College Corps Fellow at UC Berkeley?
What are your dietary needs or preferences? (ie vegetarian, gluten-free) 
What is your T-shirt size?  
How did you hear about the program? (ie staff, website, e-newsletter…) Would you like to subscribe to the Public Service Center’s monthly newsletter that lists community service and leadership opportunities, scholarships, and more?

The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.)

Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

Not Eligible for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligible
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

What is your current EFC (Expected Family Contribution) listed on your CalCentral account or FAFSA/Dream Act?
Note: Filing FAFSA is required to verify financial need.

The Public Service Center is committed to making our programs accessible to all students. If accommodations, including mobility accommodations, would make this program accessible to you, please email or call (510) 388-6030 any time before the application deadline.

III. Community Partnership Preferences

Each student accepted into College Corps will be placed with a community partner organization for the duration of the academic year and next summer (through July 31, 2024). We will match a placement based on your preferred issue area and the skills/type of service project you’d want to work on.

What issue area would be your first choice to work on in your community service placement? What issue area would be your second choice?

Have you had prior experience with any of the following?
(Tutoring/mentoring, Public communication, outreach or marketing, Field orientation/surveying or water testing, 
Organic farming or gardening, Data collection, evaluation, assessment, Development of outreach and education materials, Facilitating/leading small groups and discussions, Event planning and organizing, Environmental research or planning)

(hold SHIFT or COMMAND on Mac to select multiple)

Will you have access to a car or other vehicle you can use to get to/from your service site?

IV. Short Answer Questions (under 250 words per question)

We recommend writing your short answer questions in a separate doc so that you do not lose your responses.

VI. Application Checklist