Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Undergraduate Scholarship Application Instructions

The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students.  Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, strong communication skills, and leadership ability.  All application materials must be received by 11pm eastern on May 15th,  2017.

Applicants must:

  • Be an African-American student
  • Be enrolled full-time (e.g., 12 semester hours) as a high school senior or a bachelor’s student in a business or management-related program in business, management, accountancy, or finance
  • Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Complete Finalist Interview if selected as a finalist
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Attend Scholarship Awards Reception in November 2017
  • Submit all application materials by 11pm eastern on May 15th,  2017

Recipients receive:

  • Scholarship award of $1,500
  • Two complimentary Scholarship Awards Reception registrations

Recipients are required to:

  • Enroll full-time (e.g., 12 semester hours) in a business or management-related bachelor’s program in business, management, accountancy, or finance at one of the following metro-Atlanta AACSB-accredited universities:
    • Clark Atlanta University
    • Clayton State University
    • Emory University
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Georgia State University
    • Kennesaw State University
    • Mercer University
    • Morehouse College
    • University of Georgia
  • Agree to participate in limited public relations activities
  • Submit a personal biography
  • Share their story

Application materials:

Essay must be submitted to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.

Complete a 500-word essay on the following:

Essay Theme:
The theme for the Atlanta Chapter 2016 National Black MBA Association Scholarship Program is “The Q Factor:  Quality, A Leadership Paradigm.”

The NBMBAA believes that Quality is the one word that is synonymous with IT Factor in leadership.  There is no substitute for this key performance indicator.  All things equal, quality is often the determinant for competitive advantage.  Through the value chain of governance, business solutions, talent management, processes, and transformation; leaders that drive, embody, and account with quality, win.

Essay Question:
Research the role of leadership in Total Quality Management (TQM).  Describe the main characteristics of a TQM leader.  How does this leadership style impact employees?  How does this leadership style impact organizational performance measures?

Resume must be submitted to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.  Resumes must not exceed two (2) pages.

Transcripts are required for all coursework.  Please send an unofficial copy of your most recent transcript to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.  An official transcript may be requested if you are selected as a scholarship finalist.

Submit a professional-looking headshot in jpg to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.  The image should be at least 1024 x 768.


Professor (or high school teacher for seniors) must submit the recommendation letter to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.  The recommendation letter must be on university (or high school) letterhead and include the professor’s (or teacher’s) name, phone number, and e-mail address.


The Undergraduate Scholarship Application Agreement must be submitted to Scholarship@atlbmba.orgThe Agreement Section of the Undergraduate Scholarship Application Agreement must be completed by your parent if you are a high school senior.   Send an e-mail request to Scholarship@atlbmba.org with Subject:  Request Undergraduate Scholarship Application Agreement.  We will send the application agreement to you in e-mail.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required information is submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.  All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by members of the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Committee.  Send questions about the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Program to Scholarship@atlbmba.org.