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 and research possible funding opportunities.
UC Berkeley Scholarships
If you are eligible for Federal Loans and have dependent children you could qualify for the Parent Grant for up to $8,000 per year. It is the only non-loan funding available from the Federal Governemnt for Graduate Students in the Full-time MBA Program. To qualify, you must complete the FAFSA. For more information, refer to the Graduate Division webpage on Student Family Assistance.
The Graduate Division at UC Berkeley also has a scholarship resource page, though many give preference to PhD students.
Outside Scholarships and Pre-MBA Opportunities
Check out our outside scholarships list with opportunities from external organizations.
Finally, 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. Below are a few of these opportunities brought to our attention by recruiters and other entities.
Barclays Capital Inspiring Excellence Fellowship: "..high achieving under-represnted people (women, Blacks, Hispanic/Latinos, LGBT, Native Americans, students with disabilities, and veterans)." Applications usually due in August.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Diversity Fellowship: Also notes same categories as above (women, African Americans, Latinos, LGBT, Native Americans, students with disabilities, and veterans). Applications usually due in April.
Citi Pre-MBA Fellowship: Also notes same categories as above (women, African Americans, Latinos, LGBT, Native Americans, students with disabilities, and veterans). Applications usually due in November.
Gabr Fellowship: Connecting American and Egyptians to explore transnational challenges. Applications usually due in March.
McKinsey & Compnay Emerging MBA Scholars: Open to 16 schools in the US, including Berkeley-Haas. Applications usually due in May.