Retaining Haas Scholarships
To retain your Haas Scholarship for your second year, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). All MBA students are expected to maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for continued participation in the program and graduation. 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. The MBA Program Director and the Director of Academic Affairs are available to help students in academic difficulty develop a study plan to improve their grades.
*NEW* Second-Year Need Scholarship
A new scholarship is being made available to second-year students and the online application is now available! Award amounts are $15,000. Criteria involve an assessment of need as well as a review of how well you represent the Haas brand. Here is the essay prompt you will be required to answer: How have you been a good representative of the Haas brand to date, and how will you continue to be a good steward of the Haas brand going forward? Limit your response to 250 words.
- Preference is provided to those who applied for scholarships in the past but were not awarded.
- You will need to obtain an endorsement from a Staff person at Haas attesting to you being a good representative of the Haas brand. (They will need to email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You will be required to upload a copy of your paystub from your summer internship after submitting the application. (As part of the need assessment we will also look at your current student debt level while at Haas.)
The deadline to complete the entire application is October 17, 2013.
Haas Leadership Awards
This is a $20,000 award for exemplary leadership. Both breadth and depth of involvement at Haas will be considered. Application deadline May 22, 2014.
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.
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. Application deadline April 10, 2014.
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.
Provided through the generosity of Mr. Vic Trione. These are two $15,000 scholarships for students based on academic excellence. This is defined by a number of factors such as Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes as well as GPA. Application deadline May 22, 2014. This scholarship does not require a personal statement.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a matching fund option for U.S. military veterans who served at least 36 months and qualify for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill beneift. It would cover the Nonresident tuition of $12,245. This scholarship does not require a personal statement. A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is also required.
Investment Banking Fellowships
This fellowship for MBA students pursuing careers in investment banking includes an investment banking mentor and preference in finance electives. There is also 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 investment banking internship and remaining in good standing, academically and professionally.
Application deadline October 2, 2014. A resume is also required.
Required Personal Statement: Explain why you would be the perfect candidate for this fellowship. Provide examples of how you have excelled Investment Banking as well as what your plans are to work in this industry. Limit your response to 500 words.
Investment Management Fellowships
This fellowship for MBA students pursuing careers in investment management includes an investment management mentor and preference in finance electives. There is also 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 investment management internship and remaining in good standing, academically and professionally.
Application deadline October 2, 2014. A resume is also required.
Required Personal Statement: Explain why you would be the perfect candidate for this fellowship. Provide examples of how you have excelled Investment Management as well as what your plans are to work in this industry. Limit your response to 500 words.
DK Kim Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of The DK Kim Foundation. This $10,000 fellowship is to support students with a community service background.
Application deadline is April 10, 2014
Please explain why you are applying for the DK Kim Fellowship. List the community service you have provided in the past or while at Haas. Discuss how you will fulfill the volunteer community service requirement if you are selected. Limit your response to 250 words.
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 Nonprofit and Public Leadership (NPPL) coordinates the following:
- Haas Social Impact Award offered through the generosity of your peers, assists students taking internships in the social sector.
- The Lester Center offers the following:
- The Gloria Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship is presented upon nomination by the Haas School community to a second year MBA candidate of outstanding caliber who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the entrepreneurship program at Haas. A $5,000 fellowship accompanies the award.
- Partners for Entrepreneurial Leadership (PEL) offers summer internship subsidies. Apply in spring of your first year.
- The Clausen Center offers the following:
- International Business Award, up to 5 merit-based fellowships annually in the amount of $1,000 each to students whose academic coursework, personal accomplishments, and future plans demonstrate leadership potential in an internationally-focused career.
- The Center for Responsible Business offers or promotes the following:
- Milton Moskowitz Prize
- Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge
- Lifescan Community Relations Graudate Fellows Program
- The Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge
- The Fisher Center for Real Estate offers or coordinates the following:
- UC Berkeley Management of Technology (MOT) program offers the following:
- The Mayfield Fellows Program, provides paid summer internships at venture capital-funded Silicon Valley high tech start-ups to up to 10 graduate students at UC Berkeley.