HBCU Startup Scholars

The HBCU Startup Scholars Program aims to empower the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. This program aims to both help HBCU student entrepreneurs grow their business ventures, while also offering support in furthering their pursuit of higher education. The program provides $10,000 awards to HBCU student entrepreneurs around the country and be complemented by an integrated portfolio of support including one-on-one business consulting/coaching, business management workshops, and networking events to broaden access to opportunity and capacity. Scholars also serve as ambassadors for the National Center on their respective campuses. All scholars are recognized and acknowledged at the Center’s annual conference in June.

2023-24 HBCU Startup Scholars

Kyra Manning
Kyra ManningMorgan State University
Senior, Business Administration Major
Navardo Butler
Navardo ButlerClark Atlanta University
Junior, Business Administration Major
Kamina Griffin
Kamina GriffinSpelman College
Junior, Economics + Women Studies Major
Gera Baano-Stewart II
Gera Baano-Stewart IIMorehouse College
Junior, Business Administration Major
Jaylah Dorman
Jaylah DormanHoward University
Junior, Health Education Major
Arielle Rodgers Manley
Arielle Rodgers ManleyMorgan State University
Senior, Applied Liberal Studies Major
Chinyere Chima
Chinyere ChimaTexas Southern University
Senior, Marketing Major
Nichele Washington
Nichele WashingtonSpelman College
Junior, Political Science & Pre-Law Major