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. Students are encouraged to apply for available Berkeley Haas scholarships for MFE students within the admissions application.

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

Scholarship Application Deadlines

The scholarship application deadlines are aligned with the admission application deadlines for each round and will vary from year to year. We strongly encourage prospective students, for whom scholarships are a major decision factor, to apply for admission sooner rather than later. In addition, all candidates will be considered for a partial-tuition Merit Scholarship. There is no application required and typically the merit scholarship will be offered at the time the admissions decision is made. For more information regarding the application process including deadlines, please contact MFE Admissions.


The Chengchun “Arthur” Qi Book Award 

This fund, launched in 2012, was developed in memory of Arthur, who was a student in the MFE program, but who passed away unexpectedly in February 2012, just before graduation.

REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT (250 words maximum): Describe the most interesting book you have ever read and discuss how it has impacted you.

The Ekaterina “Kate” Matrosova Leadership Award 

This fund, launched in 2015, was developed in memory of Kate, who was an MFE alumna from the Class of 2014.

REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT (250 words maximum): How have you demonstrated tenacity, helped others, and exhibited strong leadership skills?


Mark Rubinstein Fellowship 

Provided by the generosity of the Mark Rubinstein Fellowship, these funds will be used to provide support for high-achieving graduate students in the MFE Program. Prospective recipients will need to demonstrate strong ethics.

MFE Need-Based Scholarship 

This scholarship is awarded to students that demonstrate financial need.

Non-Berkeley Haas Scholarships

The Graduate Division at UC Berkeley also has a scholarship resource page. Don’t forget to check out our outside scholarships list with opportunities from external organizations.