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. The application information for Spring 2023 can be found here.
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 2021-22 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 toward their undergraduate degree (graduating in May 2023 or later). A faculty and staff committee will make the selections based on academic achievements, entrepreneurial experience, career goals, and financial needs. Financial need will be a factor in the 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 toward the student’s direct educational expenses (i.e., tuition, books, etc.).
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.
The application deadline for 2022-2023 is Friday, April 28th at 11:59 PM (PST). All materials can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in one PDF file with the following filename: Last Name_First Name_Jack Larson Application 2023.
The letter of recommendation can be emailed directly to email@example.com with the subject line: LOR Jack Larson – [Students Full Name]. The Letter of Recommendation must be sent directly from the recommender’s email address.
Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients:
Mario Alejandro Restrepo
MBA Scholarship Recipients:
Alexandro Jara Hernandez
Michael Ebel, MBA 2017
Jake Huston, MBA 2017
Shaihdah Rashid, MBA 2017
Ashley Lohmann, MBA 2016
George Roche, MBA 2016
Andrew Berry, MBA 2015
Andrew Goodman, MBA 2015
Moses Lo, MBA 2015
James Wang, MBA 2015
Anthony Baldor, MBA 2014
Emily Hahn, MBA 2014
Alex Loa, MBA 2014
Brian Feth, MBA 2013
Melissa Millan, MBA 2013
Jens Uehlecke, MBA 2013
Robbie Bhanthal, MBA 2012
Vivek Bidwai, MBA 2013
Diego Prieto, MBA 2012
Bryan Mao, MBA 2011
Diego Prieto, MBA 2012
Robbie Bhathal, MBA 2012
Amanda Walker Murnane, MBA 2010
Raimundo Silva, MBA 2010
Bryan Mao, MBA 2011
Amanda Walker Murnane
John M. Larson is the sole sponsor of the Larson Scholarships.