College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley


March 25, 2013

April 3 | Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

April 3 | Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

Dear campus community:

We are pleased to continue into its second year an ambitious 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.

The program will provide scholarships and leadership training for 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 commit more time to 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 all students (current and incoming transfer students) to apply is Wednesday, April 3. More information and applications can be found on the Cal Corps Public Service Center website:

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

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,

Robert J. Birgeneau