Berkeley Haas offers MBA scholarships to entering students in the form of both need- and merit-based awards.
All prospective students will be evaluated for fellowships and scholarship funding. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship section of the online application, applicants do not need to submit additional information to be considered for a scholarship or fellowship. Funding will be awarded to students at the time of admission based on the strength of the student's application.
Additional merit awards are also available for continuing students for their second year of study.
Below are examples of just some of the scholarships offered to students in recent academic years.
Berkeley MBA Grant
The Berkeley MBA Grant is awarded to students based primarily on significant financial need.
Centers and Institutes Fellowships
Center for Gender, Equity, & Leadership Fellowship
Generously funded by the Center for Equity, Gender, & Leadership (EGAL), the two-year fellowship is awarded to students who best demonstrate their commitment to diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and their desire to support the Center for Gender Equity and Leadership at Berkeley Haas. Selected fellows will serve as a member of the CGEL MBA Board, a representative for student media, corporate requests and, write two blog posts for the CGEL blog per academic year. This equates to an 8-12 hour commitment each semester. Benefits to being selected as a CGEL fellow include: preferred access to CGEL events, experience working on issues related to gender, and increased job marketability.
Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) Coordinated Fellowships
The Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) brings together four major Haas School centers and programs to train leaders to build a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society. Three major fellowships are associated with IBSI: Jacobs Foundation Fellowship, Spivack Social Impact Fellowship, and Center for Responsible Business (CRB) Fellowships. These fellowships utilize a common application for evaluation and candidate selection that is coordinated by IBSI.
Jacobs Foundation Fellowship
The Jacobs Foundation Fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing a career in social impact, with special interest in education (science, technology or economics) for the disadvantaged, particularly in Africa. Fellows need to be committed to the goals of the Foundation and will be regularly asked to engage with the Jacobs Foundation via their Jacobs network and conferences. They are expected to become active participants in the network, connecting with other fellows online and offline through events and conferences; and contribute to the advancement of the network as well as the Foundation’s communication channels such as the newsletter or the blog. The introductory week (“Swiss Week”) at the Jacobs Foundation takes place in Zurich, Switzerland during late spring, and attendance by Fellowship recipients, before both the first and second year of study, is highly recommended. All travel expenses are covered by the Jacobs Foundation.
Spivack Social Impact Fellowship
The Spivack Social Impact Fellowship supports MBA students at the Haas School of Business demonstrating experience and pursuing a career in social impact.
Center for Responsible Business (CRB) Fellowship
The Center for Responsible Business Fellowship is awarded to students who best demonstrate their commitment to responsible and sustainable business and their desire to engage with and support the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas. Each year, one candidate is selected earning the title “CRB Fellow.” This individual serves as a point person between the Center for Responsible Business and the Haas student body and receives an automatic placement on the CRB Student Advisory Board to help set the agenda for the CRB.
Merit-Based Scholarships and Fellowships
Berkeley Haas Scholarships
Our mission at Berkeley Haas is to develop leaders who embody our Defining Leadership Principles. Berkeley Haas Scholarships range in value and scope.
These scholarships will be awarded to admitted students who demonstrate excellence, advocacy and/ commitment in the following areas:
- Gender Equity - Support of gender equity in a professional organization or community
- Industry- Distinctive contributors in industry, including but not limited to: finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, health management, real estate, social impact, strategy/consulting, technology
- Leadership - Innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their organization or community environments and/or alignment with defining leadership principles
- LGBTQ - Support of LGBTQ equity in a professional organization or community
- Personal Achievement - Overcoming obstacles, demonstrating resilience and optimism
Galloway MBA Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Scott Galloway and in conjunction with the Galloway Scholars Program at Berkeley Haas, this award supports students in the Full-Time MBA Program at the Haas School of Business. Mr. Galloway’s intention to financially support children of immigrants, for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Berkeley Haas School of Business, is an incredibly generous and visionary goal. This goal is clearly stated and based on his experiences as a child of immigrants, who benefitted from the public education that California did, and continues to offer, to children of immigrant parents. He is a beneficiary of this educational opportunity and now wants to provide funding to ensure these opportunities exist for other children of immigrant families.
David Aaker Marketing Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of David and Kay Aaker. This two-year fellowship supports high-achieving graduate students who are pursuing careers in marketing with a special interest in brand marketing or brand development.
Torres Family Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Michael Torres. This one-year fellowship is awarded to MBA students who are US citizens with demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity.
Brian Maxwell Fellowship
Established in memory of Brian L. Maxwell through the generosity of Jennifer Maxwell. The Maxwell Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create and implement innovative projects, products, and ideas. For more information, please visit their website.
Mike and Carol Meyer Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Mike Meyer and Carol Meyer, this award is for students with an undergraduate degree in the fields of engineering or science as well as students who intend to pursue an entrepreneurial career.
C&J White Fellowship
The C & J White Fellowship is awarded to MBA students pursuing careers in finance.
Dr. Tahir Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Dr. Dato' Sri Tahir, this scholarship is awarded to international students with a preference for those who completed their undergraduate education in Asia.
Provided by the generosity of Steve Tirado, this scholarship is awarded based on proven ability to promote diversity.
Blue Duck Scholarship
Provided by the generosity of alumnus John Natt (MBA '69), this scholarship is awarded to support MBA students who have received his or her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.
Song Feiqing Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Ms. Roberta Sung in honor of Song Feiqing. Song founded the Dongya Corporation which developed into one of the most important powerhouses of the Chinese textile industry. This award supports high-achieving Full-time MBA students with preference to students who represent the international community, preferably China, and who intend to pursue business opportunities either in China, or in other parts of Southeast Asia, after graduation.
Jimenez Family Fellowship
Provided by the generosity of Joseph and Denise Jimenez. This one-year award is intended to support high-achieving graduate students that are US citizens who demonstrate financial need and are in the MBA Program.
Provided by the generosity of Mr. Tomek Ulatowski. This Fellowship supports students who completed their undergraduate degree in Poland with a preference for those intending to return to Poland after graduation.
Yellow Ribbon Fellowship
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a matching fund option for U.S. military veterans who served at least 36 months and qualify for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit.
Berkeley Haas Fall Scholarships & Grants for New Students
The following Berkeley Haas Fellowships and Grants are only open to new first year students after they enroll at Haas. All require supplemental information and specifics are identified below. Students may apply to as many awards as they are eligible.
These fellowships are for first year Full-time MBA students pursuing careers in the areas of Investment Banking, Investment Management and Quantitative Finance, and Entrepreneurial Finance. Recipients will receive an industry mentor, preference in finance electives, and monetary award disbursed in the spring of the first year. Students maintain the 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 2017 recipients.
Full-time MBA Parent Grant
The Full-time MBA Parent Grant has been established to provide support to registered graduate student parents who live with dependent children and demonstrate financial need. This grant is intended to close the funding gap for students who are not eligible for the parent grants offered through the Graduate Division and Berkeley International Office. Grant recipients will have funds applied toward their cost of attendance. This resource will be coordinated with other aid that you are receiving and as such may result in reductions to loan eligibility. Awards will vary. All parents are welcome to apply. Awarding priority will be as follows:
- First-year international students
- Second-year international students
- Domestic students