Native Jumpstart is a student-initiated program. We use this program 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! Please apply, click 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.
Students accepted into the program are hosted for the weekend in the Native American Theme Program, and attend a series of workshops about the process of applying, as well as an intensive personal statement workshop. There are a limited number of spaces open to be hosted overnight, but we welcome day-time participants as well.
Current high school Juniors 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. Please note that high school juniors do not participate in the weekend workshops