Haas School of Business


For Continuing Students

All Haas Scholarships in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program are one-year awards. Consequently students need to apply annually for reconsideration in subsequent years. Funding is not guaranteed for more than one year. Both admitted and continuing students will apply online for Haas Scholarships. All students regardless of citizenship status can apply for Haas Scholarships. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress of a 3.0 GPA to be considered and to maintain their scholarship.

Below are the deadlines for consideration as well as a description of scholarships available. Please note that funding is limited. Scholarships are awarded to all who qualify and so funding may run out before the second round. Admitted students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will only be considered for admitted and current students.

Complete the scholarship application online beginning in March. The deadline for consideration (for an award disbursed the following year) is April 19, 2013. A link will be provided here once the application is available.

Review Date
Scholarship Application Due April 19, 2013
Scholarship Decision Date May 3, 2013

Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarship ($10,000 per recipient)
The Non-Profit and Public Service Scholarship, formerly known as the EWMBA Grant, facilitates access to the Berkeley MBA for students whose current employment is in the non-profit or public service sectors and who demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students who currently work in the non-profit or public sectors though students working in corporate social responsibility or sustainability may be considered. Net financial need is calculated by the Haas Financial Aid Office using guidelines adapted from the federal government.

You will also have to submit the Employer Verification Form for this scholarship.

Ronald Shapansky Scholarship ($10,000 per recipient)
The Ronald Shapansky Scholarship is funded through a bequest from Juanita Shapansky in memory of her son Ronald, who graduated from UC Berkeley's San Francisco-based Evening & Weekend MBA program in 1986. Recipients will be awarded based on financial need. Net financial need is calculated by the Haas Financial Aid Office using guidelines adapted from the federal government.

The Daniel Turner Scholarship (up to $5,000 per recipient) is offered to continuing EWMBA students engaged in entrepreneurial ventures, specifically those without company affiliations to provide financial support. The scholarship is offered in coordination with the Lester Center. Here is the question that will appear on the form:

Please describe your career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations. Indicate how the fellowship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Limit response to 500 words.

The David Engelbrecht Scholarship ($1,000 per recipient) offered through the Haas Financial Aid Office is funded by a memorial gift of friends and family of the class of 2000 and given to continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

The Przybylski Deatrick Scholarship ($1,000 per recipient) offered through the Haas Financial Aid Office is need-based, with a preference for single parents or those returning to the work force.

Funding Opportunities Administered by Other Departments

Below are other scholarships available for continuing (2nd- and 3rd-year) Evening & Weekend MBA students. This is not an exhaustive list and each institute and center at Haas may have other opportunities. Refer to the applicable websites for the latest information.

The Lester Center also offers the following:

  • The Gloria Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship is presented upon nomination by the Haas School community to a second year MBA candidate of outstanding caliber who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the entrepreneurship program at Haas. A $5,000 fellowship accompanies the award. Refer here for more information.
  • Partners for Entrepreneurial Leadership (PEL) offers internship subsidies. Apply in spring of your first year. Refer here for more information.

The Clausen Center offers the following:

  • International Business Award offered by the Clausen Center offers up to 5 merit-based fellowships annually in the amount of $1,000 each to students whose academic coursework, personal accomplishments, and future plans demonstrate leadership potential in an internationally-focused career. Refer here for more information.

The Center for Responsible Business offers the following:

  • Milton Moskowitz Prize. Refer here for more information.
  • Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge. Refer here for more information.
  • Lifescan Community Relations Graudate Fellows Program. Refer here for more information.
  • Corporate Responsibility Fellowship Porgram. Refer here for more information.