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.

Below are the deadlines for consideration, the application link, and a description of scholarships available. 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.

Click here to access: The Haas Online Scholarship Application

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

Review Date 1
Review Date 2
Review Date 3
Scholarship Application Due

Scholarship Decision Date



Dean's Scholarship for $10,000 - $20,000 - first year only

Our mission at Berkeley-Haas is to develop leaders who redefine how we do business. What makes you, as Dean Rich Lyons says, "a path-bending leader"? Limit your response to 500 words. The Dean's Scholarship is reviewed by the Admissions Office. Please click here to access the Dean's Scholarship Application.

Diversity Scholarship for $10,000 - $20,000 - first year only

Diversity can facilitate new ideas and help create a competitive edge. Diversity can stem from racial and ethnic differences, unique industry or job function, geographic location, gender balance, religious beliefs and more. Tell us how your professional and personal experience in this area will contribute in a unique way to the classroom and to the program? Limit your 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.

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

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.

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

Application Deadline: September 29, 2016, for a decision by October 19, 2016

The OOBA Grant is for students commuting from outside the nine-county Bay Area and who consequently incur additional expenses. The application process for students starting Fall will take place in September. Priority in the selection process will be given in large part to those who live farthest away from campus. The nine-county Bay Area 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 a another municipality to the Haas Financial Aid Office. Subsequent disbursements could be affected if you move into the 9-county Bay Area.