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EMBA Scholarships

Student perspective

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At Berkeley-Haas, we know the value of bringing a wide variety of perspectives to the table. That’s why we build each class to include a highly diverse set of professional experiences.

And it’s why we provide fellowship funding that recognizes merit and industry uniqueness, and that makes an EMBA for nonprofit or public service professionals that much more accessible.

Executive MBA Fellowship

The Executive MBA Fellowship consists of a limited number of scholarships of $10,000 to $20,000 each. These EMBA scholarships are awarded to exceptional students after admission, based on various criteria, including:

  • Outstanding merit
  • Industry or function uniqueness brought to the incoming class
  • Employment in the nonprofit or public service sectors.

Past recipients of the fellowship have worked for companies such as UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Warner Brothers, Oakland’s youth-oriented Destiny Arts Center, and Union-Pacific Railroad.

Applying for an Executive MBA Fellowship

You may apply for fellowships in the "Essays" section of your online application. To help you prepare in advance, please review the fellowship essay prompts below:

EMBA Fellowship Application Essay Prompt

In the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, we strive to assemble a diverse student body. The Executive MBA Fellowships assist us in this mission by recognizing exceptional admitted students who come from diverse backgrounds -- whether that be working in a unique industry or function; having lived and/or worked in other countries; coming from a geography outside of the Bay Area; and/or offering special skills or interests. We also highly value those who have dedicated their careers to the non-profit or public service sectors.

What are you most passionate about and why? (250 words or fewer)

Describe a significant obstacle you have encountered and how dealing with it has changed you. (250 words or fewer)

Describe how you cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture. (250 words or fewer)


Beyond Yourself Fellowship

The Beyond Yourself Fellowship is provided by the generosity of the Executive MBA Class of 2016. This fellowship is for $25,000 and is a student-created award that is funded through donations to the EMBA class gift fund. Recipients will be awarded based on financial need. Financial need will largely be informed by the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Berkeley's school code for the FAFSA is 001312.

Applying for the Beyond Yourself Fellowship

You may apply for the Beyond Yourself Fellowship in the "Essays" section of your online appliation. The Beyond Yourself Fellowship has one selection round, which follows the round 2 admissions application deadline. The decision date for the Beyond Yourself Fellowship is April 11, 2018.

Beyond Yourself Fellowship Personal Statement Essay

The Beyond Yourself Fellowship is a student created need based fellowship. What is your financial circumstance and how will this fellowship help? Please explain any special circumstances if applicable. (250 words or fewer).

Learn more about these fellowships on the Financial Aid Office website.

Other Scholarships

In addition to these Executive MBA Fellowships, the Haas Financial Aid Office also maintains a list of outside scholarships available to most MBA students.

If you are an International Student you may find assistance through the Institution of International Education at