Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship

Larson Scholarships

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In Brief:

 

The Jack Larson Scholarship was established in 2008 to support MBA and undergraduate Haas students interested in an entrepreneurial career. The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program wishes to thank Jack Larson for his ongoing contribution to entrepreneurship education.

Information on MBA 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. Applications for 2017 are now closed and will open again in Spring of 2018.

The question that will appear on the form: Please describe your career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations. Indicate how the fellowship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Limit response to 500 words.

Information on Undergraduate Scholarships

For the 2016-17 academic year, three to five awards of $2500 will be given to outstanding undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship and who have shown a great need for support because of family hardship or who have overcome obstacles to be admitted to Haas. A faculty and staff committee will make the selections based on academic achievements, entrepreneurial experience, career goals, and financial need.

Criteria for Jack Larson Scholarship

Students must have at least one semester of study remaining towards their undergraduate degree (graduating in May 2017 or later). A faculty and staff committee will make the selections based on academic achievements, entrepreneurial experience, career goals, and financial need. Financial need will be a factor in final selection. Candidates must demonstrate financial need or indicate if they will be receiving support from other sources, i.e., fellowships, work, grants, etc. It is the intention of the fellowships that any awarded funds be applied towards the student’s direct educational expenses (i.e., tuition, books, etc.).

Application Information

Your completed application should contain:

Resume – Please include an updated copy of your resume that includes the following information: Full Name, Mailing Address, City/State/Zip Code, Contact Phone Number, and Email.

One Letter of Recommendation – The recommendation should specifically evaluate your entrepreneurial qualities and can be from an instructor or employer. The letter should be submitted in a sealed and signed envelope.

Statement of Interest in an Entrepreneurial Career & Financial Need – Describe your career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations, as well as the contributions of your undergraduate program, specifically entrepreneurship courses, and entrepreneurship activities to the fulfillment of your goals. Indicate how the fellowship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Please demonstrate your financial need or indicate if you are or will be receiving support from other sources, i.e., fellowships, work, grants, etc. Please limit your response to two pages, single-spaced, in 12-point font with one-inch margins.

Application Deadlines

Applications for 2016-2017 are now closed and will open again in Fall of 2017. All materials, other than letters of recommendation, can be submitted via email to entrepreneurship@haas.berkeley.edu in one PDF file with the following file name: Last Name_First Name_Jack Larson Application 2017. You can also mail or drop off a hard copy at the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program office (Suite F450 at Haas). Letters of recommendation should be delivered in a sealed envelope or mailed to the following address:

Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program
ATTN: Jack Larson Scholarship
Haas School of Business #1930
Berkeley CA 94720

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients:

2015-16:
No Recipients

2014-15:
Erica Lee
Lonjino Lazcano
Victor Umunze

2013-14:
Kiron Chandy
Rosemary Hua
Adena Ishii
Erica Lee
Lonjino Lazcano
Michael Ortiz
Kylan Nieh

2012-13:
Michael Ortiz
Kylan Nieh
Ivan Zhou

2011-12:
Dulguun Bayaraa
Nanxi Liu
Cristina Nicoara
Raj Pandey
Hannah Yang

2010-11:
Reeta Banerjee
Brittany Deyan
Aditya Mahesh
Alicia Salmeron
Emily Tung

2009-10:
Laura Grandbois
Sandy Lin
Ryan Theimer
Behzad Reyhan

2008-09:
Justin Amey
Doreen Bloch
Ashley Pao
Mario Alejandro Restrepo
Eugene Shenkar
Cailin Trinh

MBA Scholarship Recipients:

2016-17:
Michael Ebel, MBA 2017
Jake Huston, MBA 2017
Shaihdah Rashid, MBA 2017

2015-16:
Ashley Lohmann, MBA 2016
George Roche, MBA 2016

2014-15:
Andrew Berry, MBA 2015
Andrew Goodman, MBA 2015
Moses Lo, MBA 2015
James Wang, MBA 2015

2013-14:
Anthony Baldor, MBA 2014
Emily Hahn, MBA 2014
Alex Loa, MBA 2014

2012-13:
Brian Feth, MBA 2013
Melissa Millan, MBA 2013
Jens Uehlecke, MBA 2013

2011-12:
Robbie Bhanthal, MBA 2012
Vivek Bidwai, MBA 2013
Diego Prieto, MBA 2012

2010-11:
Bryan Mao, MBA 2011
Diego Prieto, MBA 2012
Robbie Bhathal, MBA 2012

2009-10:
Amanda Walker Murnane, MBA 2010
Raimundo Silva, MBA 2010
Bryan Mao, MBA 2011

2008-09:
Amanda Walker Murnane
Raimundo Silva


About Jack Larson

Jack LarsonJohn M. Larson is the sole sponsor of the Larson Scholarships.

In 1994, Larson founded Career Education Corporation, currently the one of the largest for-profit education companies in the United States. Under his leadership, the company’s annual revenues surpassed $2 billion in less than 12 years, and achieved a compound annual growth rate of 44 percent in the last five years. Career Education Corporation was ranked fourth on FORTUNE magazine’s 2003 list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and first in the for-profit sector. CEC also ranked in the Top 20 of the 2003 “Hot Growth Companies” as measured by BusinessWeek magazine. Larson’s guidance drove the acquisition of gold standard brands such as Brooks Institute of Photography and Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America and the expansion of on-site and online educational offerings throughout the U.S., France, the United Kingdom, Dubai and Canada. In 2000, Larson was named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Illinois and northwestern Indiana region in the service category. Larson has recently been named as one of the first inductees to the Hall of Fame at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.