Financial Aid

Haas Scholarships

Scholarships are an excellent resource for students seeking help with the cost of their education while reducing the dependence on loans to cover educational expenses.

In general, there are two types of scholarships: institutional scholarships from Haas and outside scholarships from other organizations. This section and subpages contain information on both types of scholarships, as well as resources to help locate other funding opportunities.

Fellowship Designations

In addition to the scholarships described on the Entering Students subpage, there are opportunities to obtain a Fellowship Designation. These are connections we are able to make for scholarship recipients based on criteria below to assist with networking and conference opportunities. No additional funding is awarded however there are often educational workshops and volunteer opportunities associated with each. Below are organizations with whom we currently provide this benefit.

  • The Forte Foundation works to empower female MBA students. No additional funding is awarded.
  • Reaching Out MBA works to empower LGBT MBA students. No additional funding is awarded.
  • The Consortium works to empower those committed to diversity.
    For the Consortium, prospective students apply for admission through the Consortium process and those admitted usually receive a Fellowship Designation whether or not they also receive a monetary award.

Pre-MBA Opportunities

Many companies and organizations offer what are referred to as pre-MBA Fellowships. These opportunities often involve an internship of some kind the summer before your matriculate at Haas. For a full list of various pre-MBA opportunities open to admitted students, visit the New Admit Website.

UC Berkeley Graduate Division Scholarships & Grants

Parent Grants

If you are eligible for Federal Loans and have dependent children you could qualify for the Parent Grant for up to $10,000 per year. To qualify, you must complete the FAFSA. For more information, refer to the Graduate Division webpage on Student Family Assistance.

Scholarship Resources

The Graduate Division at UC Berkeley also has a scholarship resource page, though most awards give preference to PhD students. In the past a few students have qualified for the FLAS Scholarship. Please note, there are no matching funds from the department for Haas students.

The Scholarship Connection is UC Berkeley's clearinghouse for information on scholarships that are funded by sources outside the University. Competition for these awards may be local, national, or international in scope, and scholarship deadlines and requirements vary. Students may search for scholarships on the Scholarship Connection online database. To stay up to date on available awards, enrolled UC Berkeley students may also receive biweekly e-mail updates on scholarships and related opportunities.

Separately, Haas also compiles outside scholarship information. Check out our outside scholarships list with opportunities from external organizations.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Haas is proud to participate in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program which offers funding for students from sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate very significant financial need. Admits must also apply for our need-based Berkeley MBA Grant and obtain the maximum funding. Because of the deadlines associated with the MasterCard Fellowship, eligible students should apply for admission in the first round.