All Haas fellowships and scholarships in the Evening & Weekend MBA program are three-year awards. Awards will be disbursed equally across the six terms of the Evening & Weekend MBA program. All students regardless of citizenship status are eligible to apply for Haas Scholarships.
To ensure students are able to make the most informed decision at the time of deposit, we encourage students to complete their scholarship application in the same round for which they are applying for admission. Please note, funding is limited, and funding strategies are subject to change annually. If scholarship funding is a major factor in your decision-making process, we recommend that students apply sooner rather than later in the admission cycle to ensure that you are considered for all available scholarship opportunities.
Timeline: Evening & Weekend MBA
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3*|
|Submission Deadline||Dec 12, 2022||Mar 10, 2023||May 5, 2023|
|Scholarship Decision Release||Feb 4, 2023||Apr 5, 2023||By Jun 9, 2023|
*Scholarships will be awarded to Rounds 1, 2, and 3. Candidates in later rounds may apply by the deadline; however, applications may not be considered if funding is not available.
Merit award recipients are selected by the admissions team who utilize the admissions application in their deliberations. The supplemental essay, when applicable, will be used to gather additional targeted information for specific awards. The criteria used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants include, but are not limited to: overall strength of the admissions application, professional goals, educational achievement, leadership skills, and embodiment of the Haas Defining Leadership Principles. Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration. All application deadlines are noted below and are aligned with the admission application deadlines.
>> APPLICANT TIP: When speaking to the Defining Leadership Principles in your personal statements go beyond simply listing how your values align with the schools. Narratives and case studies are a great way to showcase how these values resonate in your life more organically.
Our mission at Berkeley Haas is to develop leaders who redefine how we do business. This award is for first-year students only. Award recipients will have demonstrated a proven track record of the following:
- Outstanding academic achievement
- Distinctive professional contribution
- Innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their organization
- Alignment with the Berkeley Haas Defining Leadership Principles
Berkeley Haas and the SF Bay Area Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (SF Black MBA) share the goal of diversifying representation in business management and leadership. The Berkeley Haas-SF Black MBA Association Fellowship (SF Black MBA Fellowship) and related Berkeley Haas Equity scholarship were created to address disparities that exist in access to higher education based on financial and other barriers.
SF Black MBA Fellows will be named based on their sustained commitment to increasing opportunity and access for racial/ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education and business (specifically Black/African-American, LatinX, and Native/Indigenous communities) as evidenced in their response to the required personal statement and their admissions application. Fellows will receive mentorship, networking, and community support in collaboration with SF Black MBA members.
- REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT (250-word maximum): Please share how you have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to increasing opportunity and access for racial/ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education and business (specifically Black/African-American, Latinx, and Native/Indigenous communities.
Fellows will automatically be considered for the Berkeley Haas Equity Scholarship, which will be awarded to a select group of Fellows who most exemplify outstanding commitment to increasing opportunity and access for racial/ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education and business (specifically Black/African-American, LatinX, and Native/Indigenous communities).
At Berkeley Haas, we aim to assemble a diverse student body to provide the best learning experience for our students. We define diversity in many ways, from racial and ethnic differences, unique industry or job function, geographic location, gender, and more. This award is for first-year students only.
Award recipients will have demonstrated excellence, advocacy, and commitment in cultivating Diversity and Inclusion. Students may choose to reflect on how their life experiences, personal and/or professional, have influenced their approach to fostering an environment in which differences amongst individuals are positively valued.
- REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT (250-word maximum): At Haas, our goal is to equip students to be inclusive leaders. Please discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives you have worked on (highlight any leadership roles) and/or other ways you have contributed to addressing structural barriers, increasing representation, or cultivating belonging for people from historically excluded groups* in your personal and professional communities.
*specifically Black/African American, LatinX, and Native/Indigenous; Women; LGBTQ+; and Disability
Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships
The Non-Profit and Public Service Scholarship facilitates access to the Berkeley MBA for students whose current employment is in the non-profit or public service sectors.
- REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT (250-word maximum): Please provide a description of your work in the non-profit or public service sector and the impact it has on the community or society as a whole. Please articulate your commitment to this area in the future.
Need-based awards require both an online application and submission of supporting documentation if selected for an award. Our dynamic algorithm does not allow us to publish an income “cut-off point” therefore we highly recommend that all students with interest in need-based funding apply for consideration. Our review accounts for factors including, but not limited to income, savings, assets, and household size. Applicants are able to apply for these awards via the admissions application.
>> APPLICANT TIP: Utilize the personal statement to explain any factors that have prohibited you from securing sufficient funds to support you while in your MBA program.
Provided by the generosity of Juanita Shapansky. This grant was funded through a bequest from Juanita Shapansky in memory of her son Ronald, who graduated from UC Berkeley’s San Francisco-based Evening & Weekend MBA program in 1986. Recipients will be awarded based on financial need. Net financial need is calculated by the Haas Financial Aid Office using guidelines adapted from the federal government.
- SUPPLEMENTAL PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please explain your plans to fund your MBA and 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 250 words.
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: In addition to the online scholarship application, you may be asked to submit documentation. This documentation will be used to verify self-reported information from the application form.
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