In 2014-2015, the Haas School has awarded approximately $5.8 million in scholarships to both domestic and international students. Listed below are the scholarships available for Full-time MBA students along with the essay question for each. With the exception of the Consortium Fellowship, all Haas Scholarships are awarded after admission and the vast majority requires completion of our Haas Online Application to be considered. Depending on the scholarship, a personal statement is required. Unless otherwise noted, the following are all two-year awards, one quarter of which is disbursed at the beginning of each semester.
We strongly encourage prospective students, for whom scholarships are a major decision factor, to apply for admission sooner rather than later. Funding for some scholarships is limited and will be fully awarded early in the financial aid cycle. With the exception of the need-based Berkeley MBA Grant, scholarship committees may take into consideration the admissions application for the scholarships below.
Here are the review dates for all scholarship applications with the exception of the Maxwell Fellowship which has a single decision date aligned with the Second Review Date. Please note, we recently updated the Second Review Date Notification from April 27th to April 24th in an effort to provide decisions as soon as possible!
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Review Date 2
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Scholarship Application Due
Scholarship Decision Date
The Consortium Fellowship for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium Fellowship for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of top business schools working in partnership with corporations to encourage diversity in business. Candidates who apply, and are accepted through The Consortium, are considered for full tuition and fee fellowships. Applicants should apply for admission using The Consortium application.
Jacobs Foundation Fellowship
The Jacobs Foundation Fellowships of $180,000 are awarded to individuals pursuing a career in social impact with a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience.
Required Personal Statement: Please tell us about your industry experience, demonstrated leadership, and innovation in an area of social impact such as nonprofit, government, education, food industry or other small holder commodity. Additionally, tell us about your entrepreneurial spirit or socially responsible goals. Please limit your response to 750 words.
Dean's Fellowships of $110,000 are awarded based on career potential as a "path-bending leader."
Required Personal Statement: Our mission at Berkeley-Haas is to develop innovative leaders who redefine how we do business. What makes you, as Dean Rich Lyons says, "a path-bending leader"? Please demonstrate your strong potential for business, economic, or governmental leadership in your home country. How will Haas serve as a catalyst for that potential compared to other schools to which you have been admitted? Limit your response to 500 words.
The David S. Ng Fellowships
Provided by the generosity of Mr. David S. Ng. This $110,000 scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit strong potential for business, economic, or governmental leadership in their home country. One U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident and one International Student will be selected. The application process for this scholarship has the same essay question as the Dean’s Fellowship.
Brian Maxwell Fellowship (Entrepreneurship) - Review Date 4/8/2015; Decision Date 4/24/2015
Established in memory of Brian L. Maxwell through the generosity of Jennifer Maxwell. The Maxwell Fellowship of $80,000 is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create and implement innovative projects, products, and ideas. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button. Below are the application essay questions. Limit your response to 500 words for each question.
- How would you benefit from receiving this fellowship?
- One of Brian's memorable quotes was "Conquer yourself, live your passions, innovate and make a difference." If you could have had a conversation with Brian, What would you have discussed?
- What makes you an innovator, an entrepreneur? What has inspired you to pursue this path?
For more information please visit their website.
Diversity Scholarships of $50,000 are awarded based on proven ability to promote diversity.
Required Personal Statement: 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. How have you promoted a diverse environment in the workplace and in business, through your professional or personal experience? Limit your response to 500 words.
Haas Achievement Awards
Haas Achievement Awards of $50,000 are awarded to individuals who have achieved tremendous success in spite of significant economic, educational, health-related, or other obstacles.
Required Personal Statement: Describe the significant obstacle or hardship you have faced in your life (i.e., economic, health-related, environmental, discriminatory, etc.). How did this impact you? How did you achieve success in spite of this adversity? How has it changed you going forward? Limit your response to 500 words.
The Marketing Scholarship of $50,000 is awarded to MBA students pursuing careers in Marketing. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.
Required Personal Statement: Provide examples of how you have excelled in Marketing as well as what your plans are to work in the Marketing industry. Limit your response to 500 words. Alternatively, if you feel your career goal essay adequately addresses this question, please paste that essay into the scholarship application.
Berkeley MBA Grants
The Berkeley MBA Grant for $20,000 to $60,000 is awarded to students based primarily on significant financial need.
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.
CJ White Fellowships (Finance)
The CJ White Fellowship of up to $50,000 is awarded to MBA students pursuing careers in finance. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.
Required Personal Statement: Describe what draws you to the particular segment of finance that interests you, what experiences have prepared you for this pursuit, what opportunities you see at Haas to prepare further, and how you see your career developing over the next ten years. Limit your response to 500 words. Alternatively, if you feel your career goal essay adequately addresses this question, please paste that essay here.
Dr. Tahir Fellowships
Provided by the generosity of Dr. Dato' Sri Tahir. This scholarship for $40,000 is awarded to international students with a preference for those who completed their undergraduate education in Asia. The application process for this scholarship does not require a personal statement.
Center for Responsible Business - CRB Fellowship
This scholarship of $20,000 is awarded to students who best demonstrate their commitment to responsible business. Finalists will be asked to be available for an interview via Skype, "BlueJeans", or in person. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button. Required Personal Statement: Please answer the following questions regarding your background, and your corporate responsibility/sustainability experience and aspirations. Limit your response to 500 words.
- What does corporate responsibility/sustainability mean and why is it important to you?
- Please describe how your life experiences and your background make you well-suited to become a CRB Fellow. These could be professional, community, or extracurricular activities that may or may not be reflected on your resume.
- What do you hope to achieve professionally and how will the Haas School, the Center for Responsible Business, and the CRB Fellowship help you achieve these aspirations?
Mike and Carol Meyer Fellowships (Entrepreneurship and Engineering/Science interests)
Provided by the generosity of Mike Meyer and Carol Meyer. This $20,000 scholarship is for students with an undergraduate degree in the fields of engineering or science as well as students who intend to pursue an entrepreneurial career.
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. Please upload a resume to your application after hitting the submit button.
The following Haas Scholarships do not require a specific application but will either be identified by the stated restriction or selected from among admits who submitted an online scholarship application:
The Coan Torres Family Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Michael Torres. This one-year $10,000 fellowship is awarded to an MBA student with a commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace and business.
The Tirado Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Steve Tirado. This is a diversity Scholarship that is awarded based on proven ability to promote diversity. Award is dependent upon available payout. Last year's pay out was $5,000.
The Blue Duck Scholarship
Provided by the generosity of alumnus John Natt (MBA '69). $20,000 will be awarded to an MBA student who has received his or her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. Award dependent on endowment payout available.
The Ulatowski Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Tomek Ulatowski. This Fellowship will cover up to the cost of tuition and fees and will be awarded to students who completed their undergraduate degree in Poland with a preference for those intending to return to Poland after graduation.
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 benefit. This scholarship does not require a personal statement. A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is required, with an email request for participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The difference covered between CA Resident and Non-CA resident fees is approximately $2,547.
Haas Online Scholarship Application
An admitted student may submit a scholarship application by any of the review dates posted on the New Admit Website, regardless of the round in which they were admitted. The review dates are designed to allow us to provide application results before admits must submit their deposit. However, funding is limited and is not guaranteed in later rounds. Deadlines are subject to change. The Haas Financial Aid Office will send out an announcement if there are changes.
Additional criteria may be used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants including the application questions, personal statement, and additional documents if applicable. Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration.
Please note that the need-based Berkeley MBA Grant, in addition to the online scholarship application, requires you to submit your most recent 1040 form (signed and dated) or equivalent tax return. If you have not filed yet for 2014, submit the 2013 tax form to us. If you have filed your 2014 tax return, you must submit the 2014 tax form to us. The same methodology applies to foreign tax returns and their respective tax years.