Financial Aid

Entering Students

All Haas Scholarships in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program are one-year awards. Consequently for scholarships that require an application, students need to apply annually for reconsideration in subsequent years for any applicable scholarships. Both admitted and continuing students will apply online for Haas Scholarships. All students regardless of citizenship status can apply for Haas Scholarships.

Please note that funding is limited. Scholarships are awarded to all who qualify and so funding may run out before the second review date. Admitted students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will only be considered for admitted and current students.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

Please note that the need-based Shapansky Grant, in addition to the online scholarship application, requires you to submit your most recent 1040 form (signed and dated) 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. More details noted below.

Click here to access: The Haas Online Scholarship Application


Here are the 2017 Review Dates for all scholarships which require an application, with the exception of the Out of Bay Area Grant.

Berkeley-Haas Scholarships for Admitted Students

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Leadership & Diversity Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship for $15,000 - $20,000 - first year only

Our mission at Berkeley-Haas is to develop leaders who redefine how we do business. This award is for first year students only.

  • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please share with us one of your proudest professional or extracurricular accomplishments. Please limit your response to 500 words.

Diversity Scholarship Scholarship for $10,000 - first year only

At Berkeley-Haas, we aim to assemble a diverse student body to provide the best learning experience for our students.  We define diversity in many ways, from racial and ethnic differences, unique industry or job function, geographic location, gender, and more. This award is for first year students only.

  • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please share with us how your diverse background, either professional or personal, will add value to your future classmates and to the program. Limit your response to 300 words.

Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships

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 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
      • Other Income
      • Adjusted Gross Income
      • Total Tax Paid
      • Dates and Balances on Asset Statements

Berkeley-Haas Fall Award for New Students

OOBA (Outside Bay Area) Grants - Up to $3,000 - first year only

The OOBA Grant is for students commuting from outside the nine-county Bay Area and who consequently incur additional travel expenses. The application process for students starting Fall will take place in January 2018. Priority in the selection process will be given in large part to those who live farthest away from campus. The nine-county Bay Area region includes: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties.

Funding is contingent upon continuous residence in your current city. You must report any relocation to another municipality to the Haas Financial Aid Office. Subsequent disbursements could be affected if you move into the 9-county Bay Area.

  • RESIDENCY VERIFICATION: Submit all documents as one PDF file only. If your documents contain an SSN or other sensitive data, you must black it out before you upload it into our system. Please upload 3 months worth of both utility bills, with your name and address, and proof of completed air travel if you are flying in for the weekend classes (Oct 2017 - Dec 2017).