Financial Aid

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 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.

Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring

Scholarship Application Due

February 7, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 11, 2017

Scholarship Decision Date

March 1, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 16, 2017

***Early Spring Deadline***


Falik Family Fellowship

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.

Required 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

You will need to be logged in with your CalNet ID to access the application. Apply Here.


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.)


***Mid Spring Deadline***

Hansoo Lee Fellowship for $5,000

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.

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

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. 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

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.

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.


***Late Spring Deadline***


Shapansky Grant for $10,000

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.

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

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

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.


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.