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Scholarship Details

Application Deadline: February 6, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT

Each year, scholarships are awarded to USC Marshall graduate students who exemplify commitment to and identification with the Black and/or LatinX community. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic and personal merit and demonstrated commitment within the Black and/or LatinX community and the FORWARD Summit mission.

​Multiple scholarships will be awarded ranging from $2.5K to $5K.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the 2024 FORWARD Summit Scholarship must:

  • be currently enrolled in any USC Marshall graduate degree program and remain enrolled in that graduate degree program in Fall 2024; 

  • be a registered member of USC Marshall’s Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL) and/or Latino Management & Business Association (LMBA) student clubs;

  • not already have a full-tuition scholarship; and

  • be in attendance in-person for the duration of the 2024 FORWARD Summit conference on February 24, 2024

"The mission of the FORWARD Summit is something that I really connect with. As a Black woman who has navigated the professional environment, I know the importance of not only having support but also paying it forward to others. This scholarship allows me to stress less on finances, and focus more on my purpose here at USC."

Alganesh Tamyalew

FTMBA 2022

"As a first-generation student, funding my graduate education has always been stressful. The FORWARD Summit scholarship perfectly aligned with my values and helped provide financial relief for my family and me. it serves as another motivation for me to continue and use my education to give back."

Hoguer Sanchez

FTMBA 2022

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