Scholarships

The National Black MBA Association provides more than half-million dollars annually in scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students pursuing careers in business. The program’s mission is to identify and increase the pool of Black talent in business—public, private, and non-profit.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

2021 Scholarship Instructions

The SFNBMBAA Scholarship is available for full-time or part-time students pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree in business, management, organizational behavior or other business-related fields from an accredited doctorate program located in Central or Northern California during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Mini-grants will be awarded to eligible applicants who exhibit a significant gap in financial resources needed to pay for their undergraduate or graduate college education. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.

 

LEVEL AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate See Eligibility Items A, B, E, F, G
  • Graduate See Eligibility Items A, B, D, F, G
  • Doctorate See Eligibility Items A, B, C, F, G
  • Business-related field pertains to any business degree can be a broad overview of the business or concentrate on a subfield, such as finance or marketing.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A. Black/African-American students (US Citizens or green card holders).

B. Must be a current member of the NBMBAA at the time the application is submitted.

C. Full-time or part-time student pursuing their DBA or Ph.D. in a business-related field during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in Central or Northern California.

D. Full-time or part-time student pursuing their MBA or Masters in a business-related field during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in Central or Northern California.

E. Full-time or part-time student pursuing their bachelor’s in a business-related field during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in Central or Northern California.

F. Applicants will be evaluated based on the areas outlined under Selection. 

G. Student has not won more than two scholarships from the San Francisco Chapter.

APPLICATION

A complete application consists of the following:

 

  1. Completed San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 2021 Scholarship Application.
  2. An official acceptance letter from the university or graduate school.
  3. Completed brief essay on  leadership experience. Should not exceed 350 words.
  4. Completed brief essay on how the scholarship will benefit your academic and career goals. Should not exceed 350 words.
  5. Current resume.
  6. Two non-relative references.
  7.  A recent photograph for publicity purposes.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A minimum score of 85% out of 100% on the essay is required for scholarship consideration.
  • Final selections will be based on the candidate’s essay, academic achievements, community, and extracurricular activities.
  • Final selection participants will be asked to submit a short video stating how the scholarship will support their education.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship winners agree to participate in the annual Scholarship alumni event and at least one (1)  additional educational activity of the San Francisco NBMBAA during the year the funds are awarded (November  2021 – November 2022).
  • Scholarship winners will receive a two-year undergraduate or graduate NBMBAA® membership. Fees will be deducted from the scholarship award unless the winner is already an active member of the NBMBAA®. 
  • Phone interviews will be conducted, in the event of a tie.

TERMS

  • Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Annual Scholarship event (TBD). 
  • Scholarship winners must be present.
  • Applications without affidavit, photo, resume, and essay,  will be considered incomplete and will disqualify your entry.
  • Winners will be notified no later than November 1, 2021, and will receive their award after official verification of full-time enrollment in the 2021 – 2022 academic school year.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Submissions must be received no later than October 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST.

IMPORTANT 

When starting an application, please use an email address that you will continue to use beyond this year. This email account is what we will use to communicate all important information to you regarding you being selected for an award and any requirements you may have to receive your award. In the event that you change your email address, please feel free to let us know asap by emailing us at scholarships@sfnbmbaa.org.

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The application period for our 2021 scholarships is closed. Please check back in Spring 2022.

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