Fellowship applications are available in the admissions application and are reviewed by the Admissions team. This committee will utilize the admissions application in their deliberations. The supplemental essay, when required,  will be used to gather additional targeted information for specific awards. Essay prompts and additional supplemental information is available in the Scholarships section of the admission application.

The criteria used to select the best recipient among qualified applicants include, but are not limited to:

Please note that meeting the stated criteria does not mean you are guaranteed funds; rather, it means you are eligible for consideration.

Dates and deadlines for applicants seeking admission for May 2020

Scholarship applications will also be accessible on your status page after you submit your application for admission, as long as there is funding available. Please refer to our priority scholarship deadlines for recommended submission dates:


Timeline: Executive MBA Class of 2021

Round 1 Round 2
Submission Deadline December 3, 2019 February 5, 2020
Scholarship Decision Release January 22, 2020 March 26, 2020

It is
HIGHLY recommended that students apply for awards in the same round/cycle as when they are applying for admission. Funding for some scholarships is limited and will be awarded early in the financial aid cycle. Students who miss the priority scholarship deadline for their round will still be evaluated for funding, however, decisions will be rolling and may not be made prior to your deposit deadline.

Executive MBA Dean’s Fellowship

The Executive MBA Dean’s Fellowship consists of a limited number of scholarships awarded. The scholarships are awarded to exceptional admits based on various criteria including outstanding merit, industry or function uniqueness brought to the incoming class, and/or employment in the non-profit or public service sectors.

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

Beyond Yourself Fellowship

In demonstrating the defining principle of Beyond Yourself, the Berkeley Haas Executive MBA Class of 2016 has funded a fellowship to support admitted students who work in the non-profit or public sector or who demonstrate financial need. Recipients will be awarded based on financial need.

Don’t forget to check out our outside scholarships list with opportunities from external organizations.

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