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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 2020 or Spring/Summer 2021
  • 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 19-20 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, J-1, and other international students not eligible for US financial aid):   In order to determine eligibility, international students must complete the BIO International Student Need Assessment by February 1, 2020 (earlier is better).   BIO will notify the Haas Scholars program of the outcome of your need assessment and we will contact you to confirm whether you are eligible to apply.  While you await the results of assessment, I will advise you on your application and help you find additional funding sources to apply to.  

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