Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Haas Scholars Program


Haas Scholars are:

  • Academically Talented: value learning both for its own sake and to make a difference in the world
  • Community-Oriented:  desire to be part of an interdisciplinary academic community by learning from one’s peers 
  • Prepared to take on the challenge of conducting an independent research or creative project that will culminate in a senior/honors thesis

Benefits of being a Haas Scholar:

  • Individualized mentoring from UC Berkeley faculty
  • A Fall seminar and Spring writing workshop foster a supportive peer community and provide mechanisms for staff and faculty feedback, which help students stay on track with their projects
  • An opportunity to present findings at a program-specific academic conference in January
  • Assistance with graduate school and fellowship applications and career counseling
  • Membership in an alumni community (438+ strong and growing each year!) that provides ongoing connections and support
  • Up to $13,800 in financial support during your fellowship year:
    • Disbursed in May 2023:
      • Up to $5,000 for your research expenses
      • $5,000 for living expenses
    • Disbursed in mid-August 2023, as part of your 23-24 financial aid package: 
      • $1800 living expenses stipend
    • Disbursed in mid-January, 2024, as part of your 23-24 financial aid package if you will still be registered and working on your project: 
      • $1800 living expenses stipend
    • Disbursed in May, 2024:  
      • $200 completion stipend