SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Donors make an incredible difference in supporting the next generation of leaders by contributing to financial aid packages. Scholarships and fellowships attract the most competitive and diverse students to our campus, launching them toward career goals with valuable training and a strong peer network.
From entrepreneurs with an eye for social impact to leaders using skills to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19, our students embrace the Defining Leadership Principles Confidence Without Attitude and Beyond Yourself. Here are just a few of the many students who benefited from donor support this year.
Nikhil Chacko, MBA/MPH 20
After a stint supporting public health systems across Asia and Africa, I decided I wanted to bring private sector innovation to countries and populations that have long been neglected. Haas sits perfectly at the intersection of biotechnology, public health, and business, which I believe will develop a new set of leaders who will create real and meaningful change to public health systems across the world.
Kelly M. Cure, MBA 21
I’m focused on [creating] a startup that aims to remove biases from companies’ HR screening processes and opens the door to more diverse candidates in high-quality employment. The company is called FIT’D (Foot In The Door), and my co-founder is a fellow entrepreneur and Haas student. We’re enjoying the process of running pilots and learning as we build.
Chris Cindy Cordova, MBA 20
I grew up in a low-income, single-mother household. As a child, higher education felt like a faraway dream. I’ve questioned the status quo throughout my career by promoting innovative renewable power sources and more efficient designs and by leveraging low-cost consumer technology advancements to fast-forward aircraft system upgrades. Haas is teaching me how to continue doing this in a more strategic way and on a larger scale.
Daniel Cerda, MBA 21
At Haas, you meet people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. It is making me a much more well-rounded person, even more important than the business learned in a classroom.
Karolina Wezyk, MBA 20
The most meaningful Berkeley Haas Defining Leadership Principle for me is Question the Status Quo. I am passionate about having a positive impact and driving change—whether that’s on a social, academic, or professional level. I believe that as a society we need to challenge ourselves to constantly strive for growth and improvement, instead of taking the status quo as a given.