Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program!!

Dear Campus Community: 

We are delighted to continue into its fith year an ambitious campus program to support 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 the public good.  Peter Haas was a legendary Cal alumnus and friend to UC Berkeley who was known for his deep commitment to helping others.

The program provides scholarships and leadership training for up to 50 undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to taking action in support of the University’s public service mission. By cultivating student leadership and a lifelong commitment to service, the program has an ever-broadening impact in supporting those students to engage their peers in public service. 

This innovative program provides need-based scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000, reducing the financial contribution expected of students and their families and making it possible for students from all income backgrounds to commit more time to service activities. Students who are selected will participate in a year-long leadership development program through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center.  Please spread the word across campus to students who exhibit a strong commitment to public service and demonstrated financial need.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, and the deadline for all students (current and incoming transfer students) to apply is Thursday, March 31. More information and applications can be found on the Public Service Center website: