University Partner Scholarship Program

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University Partner Scholarship Program

The NBMBAA has established scholarships with several universities, exclusively for NBMBAA members.

Simmons School of Management/National Black MBA Association Scholarship

This one-time award will cover up to full tuition for either a part-time or full-time MBA program. It is distributed evenly over the course of the program, assuming that the student remains in good academic standing. To be eligible, candidates must be National Black MBA Association members in good standing and admitted to Simmons’ MBA program - the only MBA designed specifically for women (and ranked "the #1 MBA for Women" by the Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year). The scholarship is also applicable to the new part-time Health Care MBA (which is designed to be co-ed). Please contact Melissa Terrio, Director of Admissions, atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and identify yourself as a member of the National Black MBA Association. Awards are made on the basis of academic, professional and/or personal merit. For additional information visit: http://www.simmons.edu/som/admission/tuition/scholarships.php

Northeastern University/National Black MBA Association MBA Scholarship

This renewable scholarship covers up to full tuition for candidates who are National Black MBA Association members and admitted to Northeastern's Full-time MBA program. Awards are made on the basis of academic, professional and/or personal merit. Multiple awards are possible. Please contact Evelyn Tate, Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, at 617-373-3258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and identify yourself as a member of the National Black MBA Association. You can also identify your affiliation with the National Black MBA Association on your resume or essay.

Click here for more information: http://damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/grad/fulltime-mba/admissions/scholarships/

Brandeis International Business School - Merit Scholarship

In partnership with IBS, the NBMBAA awards the Graduate Merit Scholarship to an outstanding African American student who is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the United States, and is a member of the NBMBAA in good standing.

Click here to apply: http://www.brandeis.edu/global/prospective/ibs_programs/scholarship_opportunities.html

Bentley University’s McCallum Leadership Scholar Program

McCallum Leadership Scholar awards will be given on behalf of NBMBAA and Bentley University. Candidates cannot be current students of Bentley or the McCallum Graduate School and will be selected based on prior academic achievement, standardized test scores, evidence of leadership qualities and commitment to social responsibility.

Award Amounts

The McCallum Leadership Scholar Program will provide:

  • One annual 100 percent tuition scholarship for a qualified NBMBAA member admitted to the Emerging Leader MBA Program (two year full-time MBA).
  • One annual 50 percent tuition scholarship for a qualified NBMBAA member admitted to any evening program starting in a fall semester

Application Instructions

  • Members must submit their application by January 20.
  • All applications should include a completed essay and contact information for a member of the partner organization willing to endorse them.
  • Download a McCallum Leadership Scholar Application (PDF).

For additional information, please visit: http://www.bentley.edu/graduate/admission-financial-aid/tuition-financial-aid/scholar-program

The University of Maine / The Maine Business School – Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

This scholarship award covers full-time tuition for one National Black MBA Association student member admitted to the MBA program each fall. Please identify your NBMBAA active membership on your resume and/or in your graduate essay. Eligibility: Cumulative GPA 3.5 preferred; GPA 3.0 minimum with strong recommendations; and, GMAT of 500 minimum. Requirements: Must be fully admitted (no conditions or provisions) to the MBA program. Total award: 18 credit hours for the academic year and up to 6 credit hours in the summer. This is an auto renewable scholarship with good academic standing, up to 2 years. http://www.umaine.edu/business/mba/graduate-programs/

Contact: Carol L. Mandzik, MBA – Manager of MBA Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Background to the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship: Awarded to individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented at The University of Maine and whose socioeconomic background, prior academic or work experience, and/or graduate educational interests would bring a unique perspective to the UMaine community.

Partnership Benefits

  • Recruitment
  • Development
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Targeted Exposure