2023: MAY 04 // Haas Scholars Panel

Each year, 20 highly qualified, academically talented undergraduates come together to build a supportive intellectual community during their final year at UC Berkeley.

Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence–both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a senior or honors thesis. Once selected, Haas Scholars receive close mentoring from members of the UC-Berkeley faculty, seminars and workshops to assist them in the research and writing process, the opportunity to present their work at a program conference, and up to $14,800 each in financial support.

Haas Scholar alumni have gone on to become leaders in their respective fields, including academia, medicine, law, industry, the arts, and public service. 

Possibility Lab Executive Director Professor Amy E. Lerman serves as a mentor to Haas Scholar Chan Lam and was a featured presenter to the 2023 Haas Scholars cohort on a skill-building panel where she discussed how to conduct rigorous research.

Learn more about the Haas Scholars Program here.