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.