Since launching the Online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program in January 2014, the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) has taken the initiative to help define “data science” and promote the discipline as a whole. The I School views this as an opportunity to shape the future of data science and takes this responsibility seriously.
As part of our commitment to serve the public good, the UC Berkeley School of Information is proud to announce the Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support MIDS students in their pursuit of a career that will allow them to use data science to improve human life and benefit society as a whole.
Six $8,500 fellowships will be awarded to MIDS students over the next two years. Applicants and current students in the January 2017 term are the first who will be eligible for the fellowship.
Jack Larson is a UC Berkeley alumnus and successful entrepreneur. In 2000, Larson received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Service Award for the Midwest region. Recently, he was named one of the first inductees to the Hall of Fame at the UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Larson’s passion for education and providing opportunities to students, as well as his confidence in the MIDS program’s success, led him to become involved with the program.
If you are a MIDS applicant interested in applying for the fellowship, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 855-678-6437 or via email.
If you are a current MIDS student, please contact your Student Support Advisor at 855-679-6437 or via email.