EMBA Scholarships

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.

It is also 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.

How to Apply

You may apply for the following scholarships in the "Scholarship" section of your online application.

Dean's Fellowship

The Dean's Fellowship consists of a limited number of scholarships of $10,000 to $20,000 each. These EMBA scholarships are awarded to exceptional students at 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 Bros., Oakland’s youth-oriented Destiny Arts Center, and Union-Pacific Railroad.

Diversity Scholarship

At Berkeley Haas, we aim to assemble a diverse student body to provide the best learning experience for our students. We define diversity in many ways, from racial and ethnic differences, unique industry or job function, geographic location, gender, and more.

Award recipients will have demonstrated a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and have cultivated an inclusive environment particularly for protected categories of individuals. Students may choose to reflect on how their life experiences, personal and/or professional, have influenced their approach to fostering an environment in which differences amongst individuals are positively valued.

Diversity Scholarship Personal Statement:

At Haas, our goal is to equip students to be inclusive leaders. Please discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives you have worked on (highlight any leadership roles) and/or other ways you have contributed to addressing structural barriers, increasing representation, or cultivating belonging for people from historically excluded groups* in your personal and professional communities. (250 word limit)

*specifically Black/African American, LatinX, and Native/Indigenous; Women; LGBTQ+; and Disability

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. To complete the scholarship application, students are only required to submit self-reported information. If offered an award, you will be asked to provide verification documents.  

The Beyond Yourself Fellowship has one selection round, which follows the Round 2 admissions application deadline. The decision release date for the Beyond Yourself Fellowship is March 24, 2023.

Beyond Yourself Fellowship Personal Statement

The Beyond Yourself Fellowship is a student created, need based fellowship. Please provide a description of your work in the non-profit or public service sector and the impact it has in the community or society as a whole. What is your financial circumstance and how will this fellowship help? Please explain any special circumstances if applicable. (Limit your response to 250 words.)

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 www.iie.org.

Cristy Johnston Limón

Cristy Johnston Limón

Executive Director
Youth Speaks
San Francisco, California

“I turned my passion for building thriving communities into a career in the social sector. While the work is personally rewarding, I had to think hard about how I was going to finance further investment in my education given the wage inequality in my sector. I could not be more grateful for the Haas Fellowship, which is allowing me to attend Haas and continue to serve my community.”