MBA Scholarships

In addition to the national awards offered to students pursuing careers in real estate, the Haas Real Estate Program offers the following to members of the Berkeley Real Estate Club:

  • Gerson Bakar Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship

    The Gerson Bakar – Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship was established by family and friends in recognition of the many contributions that Gerson Bakar has made to the real estate profession and to the Real Estate Industry. The scholarship is intended to support an exceptionally meritorious graduate student who has a passion for real estate, entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated creativity and an ethical focus, as these are all characteristics needed to attain significant future accomplishments in real estate.


    The Gerson Bakar – Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship and will provide $10,000 of tuition support to its recipient.
    Candidates must have demonstrated a significant passion for real estate as a career objective through prior work and internship performance, excellence in academic Real Estate coursework, leadership roles in the Berkeley Real Estate Club, and/or significant contributions made on extramural Real Estate competition teams. Candidates must also have successfully completed the first year of their degree program at the Haas School of Business, Berkeley Law, or College of Environmental Design, and be pursuing completion of the IGCRE Certificate in Real Estate.


    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Please return all required material to Tom Chappelear at chappelear@haas.berkeley.edu or in the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics (F602) by February 1st.
    All application packages must include:

    1. A current résumé.
    2. A transcript of graduate coursework at UC Berkeley.
    3. A statement by the applicant explaining why they consider themselves to be a deserving candidate for the Gerson Bakar Scholarship. The statement should include a discussion of why the candidate is passionate about real estate as a future career goal, the steps the candidate has already taken to achieve that goal, some concrete examples of specific aspects of the real estate industry that have most influenced the candidate’s decision to pursue a real estate career path, and a brief discussion of the candidate’s hoped-for career trajectory.
    4. Two letters of recommendation: one from a UC Berkeley faculty member and a second from a professional or personal reference. The letters of recommendation should be addressed to The Gerson Bakar Scholarship Selection Committee, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA 94720-6105, ATTN: Thomas Chappelear.
  • Jon Q. Reynolds Real Estate Entrepreneur Scholarship

    The Jon Q. Reynolds Real Estate Entrepreneur Scholarship was established to provide $10,000 in tuition support for one or more deserving MBA student at the Haas School of Business. Candidates must be pursuing a career in real estate, and must demonstrate a high level of academic distinction and participation in the real estate program. A student from outside Berkeley-Haas may also be selected, if appropriate.


    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Please return all required material to Tom Chappelear at chappelear@haas.berkeley.edu or in the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics (F602) by February 1st.
    All application packages must include:

    1. A current résumé.
    2. A brief, one-paragraph statement by the applicant detailing their participation in the real estate program, and their intended career path in the field.

For information on these and other scholarships, contact the Fisher Center at creue@haas.berkeley.edu and the Financial Aid Office.

List of previous scholarship recipients

Gerson Bakar Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship

Brian Chadwick MBA 16 
Angela Steele MBA 16
Brendan ShanahanMBA 15 
Edward ParillonMBA 13
Ryan LeonMBA 12
Kyle EarlyMBA 11
Evan SchwimmerMBA 10
Jesse NelsonMBA 08

Jon Q. Reynolds Real Estate Entrepreneur Scholarship

Xinyi McKinny MBA 16 
Brendan Shanahan MBA 15
Cleya OrmistonMBA 14
Jason DeanMBA 14
Daniel D'OraziMBA 13
Tyler KeplerMBA 12
Daniel ByrnesMBA 12
Ari FrankelMBA 10
academic scholarships

Jesse Nelson
MBA '08, Gerson Bakar Scholarship Recipient