Letters to a transfer student: Nate Tilton

July 2, 2022

Hey Nate,

So…you got into UC Berkeley! Who would have thought a high school dropout with a GED would be able to transfer to Berkeley! You’ve come a long way and I am terribly proud of you. I know you are having some anxiety about Berkeley and about your future, but I promise it won’t be that bad. A lot of people think the school is anti-military, but do not believe the rumors. The Cal Veteran Services Center is great and the ROTC cadets on campus make it feel like you’re back on base. In reality, Berkeley is really chill and like everything else, you get what you put into it.

Sometime in June, you’re going to get an email from Luis at the Veteran Center. It’s an email about a health, design, and leadership fellowship… the Fung Fellowship. It sounds interesting, but is it for me? Isn’t UC Berkeley hard enough without the Fung Fellowship? The fellowship is funded by a veteran and is looking for veterans! You’ve had a lot of experience with health, leadership, and thinking outside the box in the military. Why not give it a shot?

Fung Fellowship