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 2020 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 2019-20 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 2020 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.).
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 2019-2020 is December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. All materials, other than letters of recommendation, can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in one PDF file with the following file name: Last Name_First Name_Jack Larson Application 2020. 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:
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.