Financial Aid

Continuing Students

This list of Haas Scholarships is open to current Full-Time MBA students. Details such as due dates, supplemental documentation, and essay prompts are noted to help students prepare for submission. Please note that meeting the minimum stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration. Unless otherwise noted, students graduating at the end of this academic year are ineligible to apply.

Terms and conditions

By applying for and receiving funds from these and any Berkeley Haas awards students agree and understand that they also agree to the terms and conditions as applicable to each award.

The application for Spring 2018 has closed. Decisions will be released via email by the close of business on the dates indicated below:

2017-18 scholarship deadlines


Early Spring Decision


Real Estate

Falik Family Fellowship for $10,000 -one-year award

Provided by the generosity of Bill Falik, a real estate fellowship of $10,000 will be awarded to an exceptional student who has demonstrated a passion for real estate and has exhibited significant leadership and entrepreneurial qualities during their graduate studies. One graduating 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.

  • 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 will 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 uploaded via the application form.

Deadline:Monday, March 19, 2018

This application is separate from the Haas Online Scholarship Application. You will need to be logged in with your CalNet ID to access the application. Apply Here.


Larson Fellowships

Provided through the generosity of Jack Larson. These are $12,500 scholarships designed to assist entrepreneurs entering their second year of the Full-Time MBA program.

    • RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
    • 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.

Mid Spring Decision


Health Care

Rashell Young Fellowships

    The Rashell Young Fellowship is offering an up to $10,000 award for one or two continuing students who will be working on a healthcare-focused internship or social entrepreneurial project in underserved communities in the US or internationally. Award amounts will be based on project expenses overlap with RYF mission. The current Rashell Young grantees are doing very well with their projects. For example, Suraj Patel's project, "Reflections from a Summer in Kenya", is amazing. To learn more about the Rashell Young and the fellowship please click here:

      • RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
      • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please Describe your target project including learning objectives, specific work you will perform, expenses and a description of how the project relates to overall educational and career goals. Please 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. Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview. This year's interview date is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018.


    • RESUME: Please upload the team's resumes.
    • PERSONAL STATEMENT and VIDEO: Please answer the following questions. Limit your response to 750 words.
      • VIDEO:
        • Please provide the URL to a video, up to 2 minutes long, telling us about your company. (Productions value is not important).
        • URL should be provided as a part of the 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.

Management of Organization

Ray Miles Award

Provided through the generosity of Ted O'Glove in honor of Ray Miles. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrated academic achievement in the first semester organizational behavior class. Preference is given to students who plan careers in organizational behavior and/or industrial relations. Financial need is not a requirement for this award.

    • RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
    • 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 Organizations? Limit your response to 500 words.

Social Impact

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.

    • 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.

Late Spring Decision


Critical Thinking Award

Provided through the generosity of Ted O'Glove (MBA 66) in honor of Ralph Bahna (MBA 65). This $1,000 is awarded to those who stand out as having excelled in critical thinking their first year. Mr. O'GLove was inspired by a video tribute to the late Mr. Bahna where speaks to the importance of critical thinking: "If a person can add another half houror an hour in a week [to thinking], their power increases immensely". Mr. Banha was known for his great success in the travel industry, including revitalizing Trans World Airlines with a pioneering business class, co-founding Club Quarters hotels and chairing


    • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please tell us how you have demonstrated and excelled at critical thinking while at Haas. What contributions have you made in this regard to your own career path, to Haas, and/or to the broader community? Limit your response to 300 words.

Haas Student Leadership Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to students that display exemplary leadership within the campus community. Both breadth and depth of involvement at Haas will be considered. Successful applicants for the leadership award have embodied the Defining Leadership Principles, demonstrated commitment and service to Haas School of Business, and have acted as positive, path-bending leaders who steward the Haas brand in all that they do.


    • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please detail your experience in leadership within the Haas community. How have you exemplified the Defining Leadership Principles in your first year as an MBA candidate? How will you represent Haas going forward next year and after graduation? Limit your response to 400 words.
    • RECOMMENDATIONS: Provide a list of 2 peers and 2 faculty/ staff members who can be called upon to speak on your behalf in support of the leadership activities you have described in your personal statement. The list should include: full name, title/ role at Haas, email address. Outreach will only be made once an applicant has reached the finalist stage.


Health Care


These $7,500 awards are for continuing students enrolled in the MBA/MPH dual degree, specifically for students entering their 5th semester. This award is funded by the Kaiser, Starkweather and Trefethan funds.


    • RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
    • PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please detail your leadership experience and service activities at UC Berkeley. Limit your response to 500 words.


Trione Fellowships

Provided through the generosity of Victor and Karen Trione. This is a $15,000 scholarship 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 2017 grades for consideration.


    • 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.     

Start Ups

PEL/Dumke Award

This is an award for up to $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 startup, 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.

  • RESUME: Please upload an updated resume with your application
  • 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 Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program website.


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.


The Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL)

  • The Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL)is defining a new generation of business leaders, a generation that understands and values the crucial role that nonprofit and public institutions play in the world's increasingly collaborative economy. Whether students seek to consult with social sector organizations, found a social enterprise, become effective philanthropists, lead through board governance, or pursue a career in the sector, the Center provides the leadership education to help them succeed.  The CSSL coordinates the following:

    • Haas Social Impact Fund offered through the generosity of your peers, assists students taking internships in the social sector.

The Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program

  • Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program integrates entrepreneurial thinking into the Haas student experience and to assist Haas and UC Berkeley students in launching new ventures. The program gives students multidisciplinary experiential learning opportunities, seed funding for selected startups, and connections to the greater UC Berkeley and Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystems. The Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program coordinates:

The Center for Responsible Business (CRB)

The Fisher CEnter for Real Estate & Urban Econimics