College Scholar Fund and Program Initiative
In 2009, the MBCC established its college scholars fund to support future leaders in business. In addition to the fund, the chamber began developing the College Scholars program initiative to address the issues that African American and other students of color face which contribute to their *high-risk of dropping out of college.
The MBCC College Scholar Program will include mentoring, internship, tutoring, and financial assistance, targeting students that are interested in careers in business and entrepreneurship. In 2011, the chamber established its first collaborative partnership with the University YMCA through its Collegiate Achiever Program (Y-CAP) which focuses on college and career readiness and retention practices. The chamber will align its business members and constituents to offer summer internship, career mentoring, business education, exposure to business networking, and mentoring to the college students enrolled in the program. The near term program goal is to hire a program coordinator, grow the scholars fund and the collaborative capacity to benefit 15 college students by 2015.
Ms Octavia Cheatom
Ms Lulete Mola
To donate to the College Scholars Fund, please mail check (in any amount) to:
Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Dorothy Richburg, Treasurer
2395 Ariel Street N, Suite A
St. Paul, Minnesota 55109
Make check payable to: MBCC
We hope to see you at the annual College Scholars Golf Classic on Monday, June 10, 2013
Proceeds support the development of the college scholars program and the financial assistance fund.
For more information, click on to the Event Calendar and Registration page.