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More detail:

The Haas Scholars Program is open to undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, who meet the following criteria:

  • are expecting to graduate in Fall 2018 or Spring/Summer 2019
  • are eligible to receive need-based financial aid
  • have maintained a Berkeley GPA of 3.5 or above
  • have a sincere commitment and ability to be part of an interdisciplinary senior capstone experience and build a mutually supportive cohort

Regarding your GPA--we round up from 3.450 --firm cutoff -- and we look at your UCB GPA as of the application deadline. Students with pending "I" grades on their record are strongly encouraged to finish the incomplete work by the application deadline, as failure to do so may disqualify you from accepting the Haas Scholars fellowship.

Regarding need-based financial aid--this aid does not need to be from the US government.

For US Citizens and permanent residents: If you are eligible for need-based aid for the 17-18 academic year according to the assessment done by the UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office, you are probably eligible.  To see if you are eligible for need-based financial aid, look at the "$ My Finances" screen on your profile on calcentral.berkeley.edu,   If you receive a Pell Grant, a Cal Grant, a Berkeley Scholarship, a Federal SEOG grant, workstudy, or a subsidized loan, you are definitely eligible. If you receive *only* unsubsidized loans, PLUS loans, Berkeley Middle Class Action Plan, or California Middle Class Scholarship, you are likely not eligible.  If in doubt, ask the Program Manager, Leah Carroll, to check your financial aid screen.

International students (F-1): eligible international students received need-based BIO aid in the fall of the year they apply, or if not, they have good reason to believe that their economic situation has changed (for the worse) and they will receive such need in the spring that they apply to the Haas Scholars Program.  International students who are junior transfers should apply for BIO aid to have their need evaluated by the spring deadline, even though they won't be able to receive BIO aid according to BIO rules.  More information about applying for BIO aid is here.  NOTE:  the deadline for applying for BIO aid is February 15, 2018.  If you are an international student, be sure to get your application in by their deadline in order to determine your eligibility for the Haas Scholars Program. 

AB540: AB540 students who receive Dream Act Scholarship via financial aid are welcome and encouraged to apply. (March 2 of previous academic year priority deadline). On the "$ My Finances" tab of CalCentral, when you click on "view awards", "Undergraduate Grant Dream" will be listed.