Full-time MBA Financial Aid

Continuing Students

Below is a listing of Haas Scholarships open to current Full-time MBA students along with criteria and other details. Additional criteria may be used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants. Factors such as the application questions, personal statements, and additional documents if applicable are some of those additional criteria. Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration. Consortium Fellowship recipients are not eligible for additional scholarships below.

Retaining Haas Scholarships

To retain larger Haas Scholarships for your second year, as itemized in your scholarship award notification, you are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. If your GPA falls below the minimum, you will be placed on academic probation and may become ineligible for the undisbursed portion of the scholarship.

Click here to access: The Haas Online Scholarship Application

(Current students can log-in using their Haas username and password.)

***Early Spring Deadline April 7, 2015***


DK Kim Fellowship

Provided by the generosity of The DK Kim Foundation. These $10,000 awards are to support international students pursuing a career with a social impact. Application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Required Personal Statement: Please demonstrate your proven ability to help the lives of individuals, communities, and the world. How will you continue along this path in your future career? In which sector and in which community do you plan to make an impact? Limit your response to 500 words.

Hansoo Lee Fellowship

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 receive an award of $5,000, mentorship from Haas alums focused on entrepreneurship, and office space. Application deadline is April 7, 2015. Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview.

Please answer the following questions. Limit your response to 750 words.

  • 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)

Larson Fellowships

Provided through the generosity of Jack Larson. These are three $12,500 scholarships designed to assist entrepreneurs entering their second year of the Full-time MBA program. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button. Application deadline April 7, 2015.

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.

Rashell Young Fellowship

The Rashell Young Fellowship is a $1,000 award for continuing students who will be working in a healthcare-focused internship supporting underserved communities. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.

Required Personal Statement: Please Describe your target project including learning objectives, specific work you will perform, and a description of how the project relates to overall educational and career goals. Please limit your response to 500 words. Application deadline April 7, 2015.

Ray Miles Award

Provided through the generosity of Ted Oglove in honor of Ray Miles. This $1,500 scholarship is based on pursuing a career in Management of Organizations. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.

Required personal statement: Please explain why you would be the best candidate. Why are you passionate about this field as a future career? What steps have you taken to achieve this goal? How have you contributed to Haas through other arenas in relation to the Management of Orgnaizations? Limit your response to 500 words. Application deadline April 7, 2015.

***Late Spring Deadline May 14, 2015***


Critical Thinking Award

Provided through the generosity of Ted Oglove in honor of Ralph Bahna. This $2,000 is awarded to those who stand out as having excelled in critical thinking their first year.

Required personal statement: Please tell us how you have demonstrated and excelled at critical thinking while at Haas. What contirbutions have you made in this regard to your own career path, to Haas, and/or to the broader community? Application deadline May 14, 2015.

Haas Leadership Scholarships

These are $10,000 scholarships for exemplary leadership. Both breadth and depth of involvement at Haas will be considered. Application deadline May 14, 2015.

Required Personal Statement: Please detail your experience in leadership within the Haas community. How have you exemplified the defining principles? How will you represent Haas going forward next year and after graduation? Limit your response to 500 words.

MBA/MPH Award

These are two $7,500 awards for continuing students enrolled in the MBA/MPH dual degree. This award is funded by the Kaiser, Starkweather and Trefethan Fellowships. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button. Application deadline May 14, 2015.

Required Personal Statement: Please detail your leadership experience and service activities at UC Berkeley. Limit your response to 500 words.

PEL/Dumke Award

These are awards ranging from $1,000-$2,500 for continuing students pursuing summer internships with startups that might not be able to compensate interns at market rates. (MBA/MPH students in their second year also qualify for consideration.) Students must have a summer internship at a verifiable start-up, not founded by the applying student, received a specific and substantive written job/internship offer, and the internship is for a full-time, summer position for at least 8 weeks in duration. Please upload a resume to your application as well as the offer letter after hitting the submit button. Application deadline May 14, 2015.

Required Personal Statement: Please describe your interest and involvement in entrepreneurship, career goals. Please also include a brief description of the organization and your specific role, and not only how you can leverage your MBA to support this organization, but also how this particular internship supports those goals. Additionally, include the duration of the internship in number of weeks and salary provided by employer per week. If you have received or will likely receive other summer internship funds please specify the source of your funds and the expected amount. Limit your response to 750 words.

Additional information can be found on the Lester Center website.

Trione Fellowships

Provided through the generosity of Victor and Karen Trione. These are four $15,000 scholarships for students based on academic excellence and Entrepreneurship. This is defined by a number of factors such as Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes as well as GPA. The decision date may be later as we will await the final spring 2015 grades for consideration. Application deadline May 14, 2015.

Required personal statement: Entrepreneurship is the creation, or innovation, of products and opportunities. What makes you an innovator, an entrepreneur? Please describe how your background and future goals make you the best fit for this fellowship. Limit your response to 250 words.

***Fall Deadline September 28, 2015***


Finance Fellowships

These fellowships are for first year Full-time MBA students pursuing careers in the three finance areas below. Recipients will receive an industry mentor, preference in finance electives, and a $5,000 award disbursed in the spring of the first year. Students maintain the benefits of the fellowship the second year after successfully completing an internship in the area for which they were selected, and remaining in good standing, both academically and professionally. Please check out the Haas News Wire for a feature on the 2014 recipients.

You will be asked to upload a resume after submitting the application online. Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview. Application deadline September 28, 2015

1. Investment Banking Fellowships
Please discuss the following and limit your response to 500 words:

  • What draws you to Investment Banking (IB) as your career goal
  • What experiences have prepared you to pursue an internship and career in IB
  • What you are doing to prepare further.
  • What particular coverage group, product group, and geographies you are most focused on and why
  • Which firms you are most focused on and why
  • Where you see yourself in 10 years

2. Investment Management Fellowships
Please discuss the following and limit your response to 500 words:

  • What draws you to Investment Management (IM) as your career goal
  • What experiences have prepared you to pursue an internship and career in IM
  • What you are doing to prepare further
  • What particulars sectors (e.g. equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private banking/wealth management, endowment, pension management) and geographies you are most focused on and why
  • Which firms you are most focused on and why
  • Where you see yourself in 10 years

3. Entrepreneurial Finance Fellowships
Please discuss the following and limit your response to 500 words. For purposes of this Fellowship, we define Entrepreneurial Finance as career goals in FinTech, Finance roles at Startups, or VC/Impact Investing. :

  • What draws you to Entrepreneurial Finance (EF) as your career goal
  • What experiences have prepared you to pursue an internship and career in EF
  • What you are doing to prepare further
  • What particular role among these areas are you most focused on and why
  • What are your ideal summer internship and first job after graduation and why
  • Where you see yourself in 10 years

 

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.