New Scholarship and Leadership Opportunity

We are excited to be launching an ambitious new campus program to support
and nurture students who are committed to public service - one of the
hallmarks of the Berkeley experience.

Made possible by the generosity of Mimi Haas, and named in honor of her late
husband, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a
new generation of leaders devoted to serving society.  Peter Haas was a
legendary Cal alumnus and friend to UC Berkeley who was known for his deep
commitment to helping others.

In its inaugural year, the program will provide scholarships and leadership
training to up to 20 undergraduates who are eligible for financial aid and
demonstrate a commitment to public service. By cultivating student leaders,
the program will have an ever-broader impact in helping those students to
engage their peers in public service.

This innovative program will provide need-based scholarships ranging from
$2,500 to $5,000, reducing the financial contribution expected of students
and their families and making it possible for students to volunteer more
time in service activities. Students who are selected will participate in a
year-long leadership development program through the Cal Corps Public
Service Center.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, and the deadline for
current students to apply is Tuesday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. More information
and applications can be found on the Cal Corps Public Service Center

Please spread the word and let potential candidates with a strong commitment
to public service and demonstrated financial need know about this new

With warm regards.

Yours sincerely,
Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor