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.

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.

How to Apply

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

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.  

How to Apply

You may apply for the Beyond Yourself Fellowship in the "Scholarship" section of your online application. 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, 2022.

Beyond Yourself Fellowship Personal Statement Essay

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.”