The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) is launching a new undergraduate scholarship funded by Give Something Back Business Products in honor of the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.
The Give Something Back CSR Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming Haas School undergraduate with a commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Give Something Back Business Products, the West Coast's largest independent office supplier, is establishing the scholarship in honor of Newman, founder of Newman's Own products, to recognize his commitment to business’s role in creating positive change in the world. Newman's Own donates all profits after taxes from its products — from salad dressing to dog food to wine — to charity.
The scholarship, the first of its kind offered to a Haas undergraduate, will provide $5,000 per year for two years. The recipient will be a need-based candidate who exhibits a strong interest in corporate responsibility, comes from an underserved geographical location, and demonstrates outstanding leadership potential.
Applications from incoming Haas undergraduates will be accepted in July. The scholarship recipient will be notified by early August and will be required to take CSR-related courses and maintain a minimum GPA while at Haas.
Newman inspired the founding of Give Something Back, which is based on the Newman’s Own model of giving back to the community. Newman was also a founding funder for the Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business, helping to launch the John C. Whitehead Faculty Fellowship in Corporate Responsibility. Newman, known for his role in such movies as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Cool Hand Luke, passed away last September.
"Dad would be pleased that Give Something Back, a company he inspired, and the Haas School of Business’s Center for Responsible Business have honored him with this scholarship that will help students expand their education in corporate responsibility,” says Nell Newman, Newman's daughter and co-founder and president of Newman’s Own Organics.
For more information on the scholarship, visit haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness.