Art Practice undergraduate student Ramon De Santiago has been selected as a Haas Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. They had the largest number of applicants ever in the history of the program this year, so the department if very proud of Ramon’s accomplishment.
What makes a Haas Scholar? Well, they are:
*Academically Talented: value learning both for its own sake and to make a difference in the world
*Community-Oriented: desire to be part of an interdisciplinary academic community by learning from one’s peers
*Future Leaders: ready to take on the challenge of conducting an independent research or creative project that will culminate in a senior/honors thesis
What does a Haas Scholar receive? Well:
*One-on-one mentoring from members of the UC-Berkeley faculty
*A seminar in the Fall (1 units, P/NP) and a writing workshop in the Spring to assist with the research and writing process
*An opportunity to present the results of your work at a professional academic conference in January
*Assistance with graduate school and fellowship applications, career counseling, connections with almost 400 Haas Scholars alumni, and other support to help you realize your individual post-graduation plans
*Membership in an alumni community (nearly 400 strong and growing each year!) that provides ongoing professional development and support
*Financial support during their fellowship year which includes a summer living stipend, a semester/academic year living stipend, research expenses, and a completion stipend
This is a huge accomplishment, and so a big shout-out to Ramon!