There are many ways to obtain scholarships related to entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. Some require that you have already launched a company, while others just require a solid idea and plan. Scholarships are also rewarded for supporting the entrepreneurial environment at UC Berkeley, regardless of whether or not you have plans to start your own company.
For MBA Students
Maxwell Fellows Program This fellowship is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create and implement innovative projects, products, and ideas. The fellowship includes funding in the amount of $50,000 per year.
Larson Scholarship The Jack Larson Fellowship is designed to assist entrepreneurs entering their second year of the Full-time MBA program. Three recipients will be selected and each will receive $12,500. The scholarship is rewarded base on career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations.
Hansoo Lee Fellowship The Fellowship will provide a stipend and mentorship to help Berkeley-Haas MBA students pursue their venture full-time for their summer internship, as Hansoo did. MBA students will receive a summer stipend of $5 – $10K, mentorship from Haas alums focused on entrepreneurship, and office space.
The Gloria W. Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship The Gloria W. Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship is presented upon nomination by the Haas School community to a second year MBA candidate of outstanding caliber who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the entrepreneurship program at Haas. A $5,000 fellowship accompanies the award.
Turner Scholarship The Turner Scholarship is awarded to Evening-Weekend MBA students interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship. An award of $5,000 given to an outstanding Evening-Weekend MBA student based on academic achievements, entrepreneurial experience, career goals, and financial need.
Partners for Entrepreneurial Leadership Partners for Entrepreneurial Leadership (PEL) offers summer internship subsidies for students working for a startup that cannot compensate them at a typical market rate. PEL is designed to help level the playing field for students who want to take a chance to work for a startup for the summer.