AMPLIFY Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Funded by
Steph Smith
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1 winner
Application Deadline
Oct 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Oct 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligibility Requirements
Must be Black
Must be Black

Despite comprising 13% of the US population, a mere 1% of venture-backed founders are Black. This disparity is not only a sign of the centuries-long injustices that exist, but also a massive missed opportunity for the world.

This scholarship exists to support black entrepreneurs, who are notoriously underrepresented. In order to qualify, please share a short essay about your entrepreneurship journey and what you hope to achieve. Current or aspiring Black entrepreneurs across any field or business stage will be considered.

This scholarship is part of a 12-part, AMPLIFY Scholarship Series, spanning topics including women in tech, continuous learning, environmental science, and more. These scholarships are announced quarterly and awarded monthly throughout 2021. Follow along here!

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Impact, Leadership, Ingenuity
Essay Topic

What are you currently building and how could these funds help you advance your idea? What are your long-term goals with the project?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Zina Ogu
Long Beach City CollegeCarson, CA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 31, 2021.

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