Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program. Before submitting an application, please review the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Commitments and FAQ sheets.

The application closes at 11:59pm Friday, March 22, 2024.

For current Haas Leaders: If you are seeking to re-apply for next year, please still complete Section I (Contact Information and Background). If your service project will change in focus from your original proposal, please complete section II (Short Essay Questions) prompts 1-4 to capture the change.

We encourage transfer students new to the service landscape at Cal to consider serving with a community based organization through the Center’s Public Service Internships program. For open positions and program information, including program application, please visit the Public Service Internships website.

The Public Service Center is committed to making our programs accessible to all students. If accommodations, including mobility accommodations, would make this program accessible to you, please email Aileen Pagdanganan at any time before the application deadline.


I. Contact Information and Background

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The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.)

Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

Not Eligible for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligible
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

Note: We may contact you for more information regarding your financial aid eligibility with the support of the Financial Aid & Scholarships office. 

II. Short Essay Questions 

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders are expected to lead a service project that engages others in service for 10-12 hours per week through the academic year in partnership with an off-campus local organization. 

III. References

Please provide contact information for two references, people who can speak to your leadership potential, commitment to serving the public good and ability to take on significant projects independently.  References should not be peers or family members; at least one reference should not be a peer/student.

IV. Additional Materials

IMPORTANT: All applicants are required to complete this form along with the application by March 22. Once you click the link, a new window will pop up directing you to upload your resume through a Google form that MUST be submitted along with this application.

V. Application Checklist

Please check all boxes below to confirm the following:

   I agree to fulfill all Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Requirements.

   I have submitted the additional materials through this form.

   I have double-checked my application to ensure that all fields are completed and accurate, and true to the best of my knowledge.