This list of Haas scholarships is open to current Full-Time MBA students. To be considered for these opportunities, students will be required to complete an application. Recipients will be determined based on how closely they align with the criteria for the gift or endowment. These include, but are not limited to, professional goals, academic achievement, leadership skills, and embodiment of the Haas Defining Leadership Principles. Please note that the minimum requirements for Continuing Student Scholarships are a 3.0 GPA and no past due balances. Meeting the stated criteria does not mean you’re guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration. For more details regarding Continuing Student Scholarship opportunities, listen to Episode 4 of our podcast.
These fellowships are for first-year Full-time MBA students pursuing careers in the following finance areas:
- Investment Banking
- Private Equity and Investment Management (including Quantitative Finance)
- Entrepreneurial Finance
Recipients will receive an industry mentor, preference in finance electives, and a $5,000 award disbursed in the spring of the first year. Students maintain the non-monetary benefits of the fellowship the second year after successfully completing an internship in the area for which they were selected, and remaining in good standing, both academically and professionally. Please check out the Haas News Wire for a feature on the 2022 recipients.
Finalists will be contacted by the committee for an interview. The application will open on September 1, 2022, and close on September 13, 2022. Decisions will be released via email by the close of business on Friday, October 7, 2022.
These scholarships are awarded to students that display exemplary leadership within the campus community. Both breadth and depth of involvement at Haas will be considered. Successful candidates embody the Defining Leadership Principles, demonstrated commitment and service to Haas School of Business, and have acted as positive, path-bending leaders who steward the Haas brand in all that they do.
Candidates for this scholarship will be nominated by their peers, Haas staff, or faculty. Nominations for the Haas Student Leadership Award will be accepted through November 18. Students that are selected for an award will be notified Friday, December 16.
The application for Real Estate Scholarships is closed. The Real Estate Scholarship application will re-open in January 2024.
Fisher Center Real Estate Scholarships
The Gerson Bakar – Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship and will provide tuition support to its recipients. Candidates must have demonstrated a significant passion for real estate as a career objective through prior work and internship performance, excellence in academic Real Estate coursework, leadership roles in the Berkeley Real Estate Club, and/or significant contributions made on extramural Real Estate competition teams. Candidates must also have successfully completed the first year of their degree program at the Haas School of Business and be pursuing completion of the IGCRE Certificate in Real Estate.
The Jon Q. Reynolds Real Estate Entrepreneur Scholarship was established to provide tuition support for deserving MBA students at the Haas School of Business. Candidates must be pursuing a career in real estate and must demonstrate a high level of academic distinction and participation in the real estate program.
Falik Family Fellowships, provided by the generosity of Bill Falik, will be awarded to an exceptional graduating student (in an amount up to $10k) and to a continuing student (in an amount up to $5k) who have demonstrated a passion for real estate and have exhibited significant leadership and entrepreneurial qualities during their graduate or continuing studies. The scholarship opportunity is open to Haas School of Business Full Time and Evening-Weekend MBA students.
Continuing Student Scholarships
The application for Continuing Student Scholarships will open on April 13, 2023, and close on May 11, 2023. Decisions will be released within the application portal at the close of business on June 16, 2023.
Provided through the generosity of Ted O’Glove (MBA 66) in honor of Ralph Bahna (MBA 65). This award will be given to those who have excelled in critical thinking in their first year. Mr. O’GLove was inspired by a video tribute to the late Mr. Bahna where speaks to the importance of critical thinking: “If a person can add another half hour or an hour in a week [to thinking], their power increases immensely”. Mr. Banha was known for his great success in the travel industry, including revitalizing Trans World Airlines with a pioneering business class, co-founding Club Quarters hotels, and chairing Priceline.com.
Hansoo Lee Fellowship
The Hansoo Lee Fellowship will provide a stipend and mentorship to help Berkeley Haas MBA students pursue their venture full-time for their summer internship. MBA students will receive a monetary award, mentorship from Haas alums focused on entrepreneurship, and office space.
Provided through the generosity of Jack Larson. These fellowships are designed to assist entrepreneurs entering their second year of the Full-Time MBA program.
Jacobs EdTech Fellowship
The Jacobs EdTech Fellowship is awarded to students who best demonstrate their interest, experience, or commitment to education technology, and are interested in pursuing a career related to EdTech. Each year, one continuing (first-year) student is selected to receive the fellowship in their second year, earning the title “Jacobs EdTech Fellow.” This individual serves as a point person between the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program and the Haas student body, and will also serve a liaison role with the Jacobs Foundation and the Center for CERES (Center for the EdTech Research Ecosystem) at UC Irvine, as well as the Jacobs Associate position at Haas.
John E. Martin Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Michael P. Martin. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide support for a student who is interested in or is currently working in the field of mental health.
Provided through the generosity of Victor and Karen Trione. These fellowships are based on academic excellence and Entrepreneurship. This is defined by a number of factors such as Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes as well as GPA.
The MBA/MPH award is for continuing students enrolled in the MBA/MPH dual degree, specifically for students entering their 5th semester. This award is funded by the Kaiser, Starkweather, and Trefethan funds.
Rashell Young Fellowships
The Rashell Young Fellowship is offering an award to continuing students with a future industry in healthcare and or who are currently working to support underserved communities in the US or internationally. Rashell Young grantees pursue ambitious projects such as Suraj Patel’s “Reflections from a Summer in Kenya.” To learn more about Rashell Young and the fellowship please click here.
Ray Miles Award
Provided through the generosity of Ted O’Glove in honor of Ray Miles. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrated academic achievement in the first-semester organizational behavior class. Preference is given to students who plan careers in organizational behavior and/or industrial relations.
Provided through the generosity of Whitney Hischier and Simon Morris in honor of Patrick DeNeale. This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving students who embody the Haas Defining Leadership Principles. Preference is given to students who possess an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in engineering or science, including areas covered by mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering.
This is an award for continuing students pursuing summer internships with startups that might not be able to compensate interns at market rates. (MBA/MPH students in their second year also qualify for consideration.) Students must have a summer internship at a verifiable startup, not founded by the applying student, received a specific and substantive written job/internship offer, and the internship is for a full-time, summer position for at least 8 weeks in duration.
Priya Haji Award
This is an award for continuing students pursuing summer internships in areas that further the mission of IBSI in the area of social innovation and entrepreneurship with enterprises that might not be able to compensate interns at market rates. Students must have a summer internship at a verifiable startup/non-public company, not founded by the applying student, received a specific and substantive written job/internship offer, and the internship is for a full-time, summer position for at least 8 weeks in duration.
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.
- Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program integrates entrepreneurial thinking into the Haas student experience and to assist Haas and UC Berkeley students in launching new ventures. The program gives students multidisciplinary experiential learning opportunities, seed funding for selected startups, and connections to the greater UC Berkeley and Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystems. The Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program coordinates:
- The Gloria Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship is presented upon nomination by the Haas community to a second year MBA candidate who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the entrepreneurship program at Haas. A $5,000 fellowship accompanies the award.
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