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 must apply online for Haas Scholarships. All students regardless of citizenship status can apply for Haas Scholarships. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to be considered for full amounts and to maintain their full scholarship. Below are the deadlines for consideration, the application link, and a description of scholarships available.
Applications become available beginning March 20, 2014.
Scholarship application deadlines posted below.
Decisions for most scholarships will be June 6, 2014.
Hansoo Lee Fellowship for $5,000 - Decisions April 28, 2014
The Hansoo Lee Fellowship will provide a stipend and mentorship to help Berkeley-Haas MBA students pursue their venture full-time for their summer internship. MBA students will also receive mentorship from Haas alums focused on entrepreneurship, and office space. Application deadline is April 10, 2014.
Required Personal Statement Based on the Below Questions:
- Can all founders commit full-time to the startup for the entirety of the summer? If not, please explain.
- What have you done this school year to prepare for an entrepreneurial career?
- How far along are you with the company? Share any relevant milestones.
- Finally, please provide the URL to a video, up to 2 minutes long, telling us about your company. (Productions value is not important)
Turner Fellowship for $5,000 - Decisions April 28, 2014
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Daniel Turner. This scholarship 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. Application deadline is April 10, 2014.
Required personal statement: Please describe your career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations. Indicate how the fellowship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Limit your response to 500 words.
Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships for $10,000
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 sector. Priority is given to students who currently work in the non-profit or public service sector though students working in corporate social responsibility or sustainability may be considered. Application deadline is May 22, 2014.
Required Personal Statement: Please provide a description of the work you do and the impact it has in the community or society as a whole. If you are not working for a nonprofit, please explain why you should be considered for this scholarship. Limit your response to 250 words.
You will also have to submit the Employer Verification Form for this scholarship.It can be attached to your application online even after you have submitted the application form. Please attach the completed form by your preferred review date.
Shapansky Scholarships for $10,000
Provided by the generosity of Juanita Shapansky. This scholarship was 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. Application deadline is May 22, 2014.
Required Personal Statement: Please explain why you need financial assistance. Discuss any special circumstances or hardships you currently face as applicable to the scholarships you selected in this application. Provide details as needed on any resources listed in the application. Limit your response to 200 words.
Deatrick / Przybylski Scholarship for $2,000
Application deadline is May 22, 2014. Required personal statement: Preference is given to single parents or those re-entering the workforce after a period of non-employment. Please describe how you are the best fit for this scholarship. Limit your response to 200 words.
Engelbrecht Scholarship for $2,000 - Decisions June 20, 2014
Provided by the generosity of friends and family of the class of 2000 in memory of David Engelbrecht. This scholarship is awarded to continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The application process for this scholarship does not require a personal statement. Application deadline is May 22, 2014.
Funding Opportunities Administered by Other Departments
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.
- 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.
- Partners for Entrepreneurial Leadership (PEL) offers summer internship subsidies. Apply in spring of your first year.
- The Clausen Center offers the following:
- International Business Award, 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.
- The Center for Responsible Business offers or promotes the following: