This list of Haas Scholarships is open to current Evening & Weekend MBA students. Details such as due dates, supplemental documentation, and essay prompts are noted to help students prepare for submission. Please note that meeting the minimum stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration.
Terms and conditions
By applying for and receiving funds from these and any Berkeley- Haas awards students agree and understand that they also agree to the terms and conditions as applicable to each award.
The Haas Online Scholarship Application for continuing students will be available March 15, 2017.
(Current students can log-in using their Haas username and password.)
Falik Family Fellowship for $10,000 -one-year award
Provided by the generosity of Bill Falik, a real estate fellowship of $10,000 will be awarded to two exceptional students who have demonstrated a passion for real estate and have exhibited significant leadership and entrepreneurial qualities during their graduate studies. One graduating student and one continuing student will be selected from the following graduate degree programs: Haas School of Business (Full Time and Evening-Weekend MBA), Boalt Law School, and the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: In 500 words or less, please answer the following questions:
Describe the real estate activities you are pursuing/doing in your graduate degree program (and if applicable, discuss you interest in / pursuit of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate).
What has motivated you to pursue a career in Real Estate?
How has your graduate education and/or your employment opportunities given focus to your career objectives?
Applicants should also submit their resume and a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from either a UCB faculty member or from a professional reference. Resumes and LOR can be submitted via email or dropped off at S546 Student Services Building, Haas School of Business.
Deadline: February 7, 2017
This application is separate from the Haas Online Scholarship Application. You will need to be logged in with your CalNet ID to access the application. Apply Here.
Mid Spring Deadline
Hansoo Lee Fellowship for $5,000 - one-year award
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. Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
RESUME: Please upload the team's resumes
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 Award for $5,000 - one-year award
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. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
RESUME: Please upload your resume with your application.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: 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.
Late Spring Deadline
Not for Profit
Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships for $10,000 - one-year award
The Non-Profit and Public Service Scholarship facilitates access to the Berkeley MBA for students whose current employment is in the non-profit or public service sectors. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please provide a description of your work in the non-profit or public service sector and the impact it has in the community or society as a whole. Please articulate your commitment to this area in the future. Limit your response to 300 words
Need Based Grants
Shapansky Grant for up to $10,000 - one-year award
Provided by the generosity of Juanita Shapansky. This grant 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. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please explain any special circumstances if applicable. Provide details as needed on any resources listed in the application, or not captured in the resources section. Limit your response to 200 words.
INCOME VERIFICATION: Submit all documents as one PDF file only. Include documentation for self and spouse/partners where applicable. If your documents contain an SSN or other sensitive data, you must black it out before you upload it into our system. Please note that the need-based Shapansky Grant, in addition to the online scholarship application, requires you to submit your most recent 1040 form or equivalent tax return. If you have not filed yet for 2016, submit the 2015 tax form to us. If you have filed your 2016 tax return, you must submit the 2016 tax form to us. The same methodology applies to foreign tax returns and their respective tax years.
You are required to upload the following documentation once you submit this application as follows:
Year to date earnings for 2016
Employer verification for calendar year 2016
Pay stub with totals or W2
Completed Federal Tax return
Pre-April 2017: submit return for 2015
Post-April 2017: submit return for 2016
Statements for all assets noted for the last 3 months starting as of the end of this application
A note for International Applicants - If you are not required to file a tax return, please provide us with an earnings statement. If you have filed taxes outside of the US, provide a copy of your federal tax return as well as a translation of the following items from your return or asset statements, if applicable:
Total Earned Income
Adjusted Gross Income
Total Tax Paid
Dates and Balances on Asset Statements
Deatrick / Przybylski Award for $2,000 - one-year award
Preference is given to single parents or those re-entering the workforce after a significant period of non-employment. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please describe how you are the best fit for this scholarship. Limit your response to 200 words. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
Engelbrecht Award for $2,000 - one-year award
Provided by the generosity of friends and family of the class of 2000 in memory of David Engelbrecht. This award is for continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The application process for this award does not require a personal statement. The decision date may be slightly later as we will await the final spring 2017 grades for consideration. This is a one-year award which can be renewed in subsequent years.
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 Centerintegrates entrepreneurial thinking into the Haas student experience and to assist Haas and UC Berkeley students in launching new ventures. The program gives students multidisciplinary experiential learning opportunities, seed funding for selected startups, and connections to the greater UC Berkeley and Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystems. The Lester Center coordinates:
The Center for Responsible Business (CRB)at Berkeley-Haas connects students, businesses, and faculty to mobilize the positive potential of business to create a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society. Building on more than a decade of research, teaching, and engaging with business, we educate and provoke thoughtful debate. The Center encourages sustainability-minded research and its application in the marketplace of commerce and ideas. The CRB offers or promotes the following:
The Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics educates students and real estate professionals and is to support and conduct research on real estate, urban economics, the California economy, land use, and public policy. The Fisher Center offers or coordinates the following: