To recognize African American students attending a Peralta Community College District (PCCD) college – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College – who demonstrate academic achievements, leadership skills, and community service in the African American community, and to assist them in continuing their education.



  • Plan to be enrolled in at least six (6) degree-applicable semester units at a community college or four-year institution in Fall 2022. Note: Proof of Fall 2022 college enrollment is required to receive the scholarship.
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) degree-applicable semester units at student’s home PCCD College, Spring 2022.
  • Must have completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) degree applicable semester units as of Fall 2021 with a 3.0 cumulative degree-applicable GPA (grade point average).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: at least one from faculty or staff member at student’s home PCCD college.
  • The completed application packet, (including letters of recommendation), must be submitted by Friday, April 15th, 2022, online or to the student’s home college.

Online application (Google Form)

Printable version (PDF)


PAAAA Scholarship Representatives

Berkeley City College, Brenda Johnson – bjohnson@peralta.edu
College of Alameda,  LaShawn Brumfield – lbrumfield@peralta.edu
Laney College, Douglass Cobb – dcobb@peralta.edu
Merritt College, Rose Allen – cjallen@peralta.edu
Former PAAAA scholarship recipients are ineligible.
Applicants receiving an award will be notified the week of April 29th, 2022.
Awards will be announced at the 14th Annual 
African American Graduation Ceremony.