All Haas Fellowships and Scholarships in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program are one-year awards. Consequently for awards that require an application, students need to apply annually for reconsideration in subsequent years for any applicable scholarships. All students regardless of citizenship status can apply for Haas Scholarships unless otherwise noted.
Please note that funding is limited. Scholarship funding may run out before the final review date. Admitted students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will only be considered for admitted students.
Need-based awards require both an online application and submission of supporting documentation (details below). Applicants for the Shapansky Grant will be asked to submit a single digital file with supporting documentation to validate self-reported data from the application form. Our dynamic algorithm does not allow us to publish an income “cut-off point” therefore we highly recommend that all students with interest in need-based funding apply for consideration. Our review accounts for factors including, but not limited to: income, savings, assets, and household size. Students will be allowed to apply for these awards once they are admitted using the timeline below:
2018 Admit Need-Based Award Timeline
>> APPLICANT TIP: Utilize the personal statement to explain any factors that have prohibited you from securing sufficient funds to support you while in your MBA program.
Merit award applications are reviewed by committees comprised of representatives from the admissions team. Scholarships and fellowship committees will utilize the admissions application in their deliberations. The supplemental essay, when applicable, will be used to gather additional targeted information for specific awards. The criteria used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants include, but are not limited to: overall strength of the admissions application, professional goals, educational achievement, leadership skills, and embodiment of the Haas Defining Principles. Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration. All application deadlines are noted below and are aligned with the admission application deadlines.
2018 Admit Merit Based Awards Timeline
Our mission at Berkeley-Haas is to develop leaders who redefine how we do business. This award is for first year students 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.
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.
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. This application will be ready for submissions beginning February 2018.
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 2017 will take place from January 3, 2018 to January 31, 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.