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. Additional criteria may be used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants including the application questions, personal statement, and additional documents if applicable. Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration.
Applications become available beginning March 19, 2015.
Scholarship application deadlines posted below.
Click here to access: The Haas Online Scholarship Application
(Current students can log-in using their Haas username and password.)
Hansoo Lee Fellowship for $5,000 - Application due April 7, 2015
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 decision date will be May 6, 2015. Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview.
Required Personal Statement:
- 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 - Application due April 7, 2015
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 decision date will be May 6, 2015. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.
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 response to 500 words.
Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships for $10,000 - Application due May 14, 2015
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. Priority is given to students who currently work in the non-profit or public service sectors though students working in corporate social responsibility or sustainability may be considered. Application decision date is June 10, 2015
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. Please articulate your commitment to this area. Include your title and name of employer. Limit your response to 250 words.
Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.
Shapansky Grant for $10,000 - Application due May 14, 2015
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. Application decision date is June 10, 2015
Required 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.
Deatrick / Przybylski Award for $2,000 - Application due May 14, 2015
Application decision date is June 10, 2015. Required personal statement: Preference is given to single parents or those re-entering the workforce after a significant period of non-employment. Please describe how you are the best fit for this scholarship. Limit your response to 200 words.
Engelbrecht Award for $2,000 - Application due May 14, 2015
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. Application decision date is June 10, 2015. The decision date may be slightly later as we will await the final spring 2015 grades for consideration.
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 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.
- The Center for Responsible Business offers or promotes the following: