For Continuing Students
Retaining Haas Scholarships
To retain your Haas Scholarship for your second year, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). All MBA students are expected to maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for continued participation in the program and graduation. If your GPA falls below the minimum, you will be placed on academic probation and may become ineligible for the undisbursed portion of the scholarship. The MBA Program Director and the Director of Academic Affairs are available to help students in academic difficulty develop a study plan to improve their grades.
The Jack Larson Fellowship ($12,500 per recipient)
The Jack Larson Fellowship is designed to assist entrepreneurs entering their second year of the Full-time MBA program. 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.
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.
Funding Opportunities Administered by Other Departments
Opportunities for 2nd year Students
This is not an exhaustive list and each institute or center at Haas may have other opportunities. Refer to the applicable websites for the latest information.
- Haas Social Impact Award offered through the generosity of your peers, in coordination with the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, assists students taking internships in the social sector.
- The Lester Center 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 summer internship subsidies. Apply in spring of your first year. Refer here for more information.
- 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 or promotes 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.
- The Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge Refer here for more infromation.
- Investment Banking and Investment Management Fellowship offered through the Career Center, is a $5,000 award for MBA students pursuing careers in investment banking. The fellowship includes an investment banking mentor and preference in finance electives. The award is disbursed in the spring of the first year. Students maintain the fellowship the second year after successfully completing an investment banking internship and remaining in good standing, academically and professionally. Students apply during fall of their first year in a competitive selection process.
- The Mayfield Fellows Program, offered through the UC Berkeley Management of Technology program, provides paid summer internships at venture capital-funded Silicon Valley high tech start-ups to up to 10 graduate students at UC Berkeley. Refer here for more information.
Graduate Student Instructorships
Numerous graduate student instructorships (GSI's) are available to second-year students in several fields, especially accounting, economics, and communications. GSI's earn income and will usually receive a partial fee remission too. For the spring semester, 2012 the amount of the fee remission was approximately $7,171 which covered the University Registration Fee, Educational Fee, and Health Insurance Fee.You should apply for the GSI positions in the spring of your first year. If you have significant training in a specialized area, you may also find employment as a reader or tutor. More information about the GSI program at Haas, including how to apply, can be found on the Haas School's Official GSI Website.