Founded by entrepreneurs, The Black Burdell, Inc. is making it easier to start and grow a small business. As we were students, just like you, we realized the dedication, effort, and time it takes to run a business while excelling in the classroom. For the past few years we've developed our passion to help other young, Black, entrepreneurs.

Unlike most scholarships, the Cultivating Entrepreneurs Scholarship does exactly as it's named. It is intended to help  ALL applicants to cultivate and enhance their businesses, not just the scholarship recepient. Applicants must submit a business plan as well as a business pitch in order to be eligible. The Black Burdell will hold workshops in order to help not only applicants, but entrepreneurs from all over Atlanta, build their business plan and perfect their pitches.


APPLYING IS "EASY AS 1, 2, 3."

 
 
 
 
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2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECEIPIENT

Jon Jonson, ieducate

Jon Johnson, the recipient of the STEMpreneur Scholarship, is an upcoming graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta Georgia. He is the founder of iEducate an educational service that serves to help the life of tutors and students on multiple levels as an employment program, mentorship consulting firm, and financial literary course. Johnson’s platform’s overarching goal is to increase student achievement and redefining educational culture. Johnson plans to attend Stanford University in the fall.

 

2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECEIPIENT

TJ FUNSO, T.FUNSO photos

TJ Funso, the recipient of the Cultivating Entrepreneurs Scholarship, is an upcoming graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, at Georgia Tech she started two main entrepreneurial ventures; T.Funso Photos a freelance photography agency based in Atlanta as well as Nexxchair a beauty delivery tech startup. Funso was conditionally accepted into the 2017 cohort of the CreateX start up accelerator, recognized by Georgia Tech for exceptional leadership and entrepreneurship.


2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECEIPIENT

Michole Washington, Afrithmetic

Michole Washington, is currently the only African-American pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Washington recently founded Afrithmetic, a non-traditional tutoring service whose mission is to develop and enhance students’ confidence with all levels of mathematics through 1-on-1, and in-home interactive sessions that simultaneously promote positive personal development. Michole has big plans including a Masters of Mathematics, an innovative business, and a bright future ahead of her.

Learn more about Michole and Afrithmetic at www.afrithmetic.com


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Scholarship Award.

The Black Burdell will award:

  • One (1-2) $1,000 scholarship to a current student at a Metro-Atlanta and/or Dallas College or University for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarships will be judged by our staff as well as our board of directors based on the applicants' interview, business plan, and business pitch.
  • One (1-2) $1,000 scholarship to a current high school student at a Metro-Atlanta and/or Dallas high school for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarships will be judged by our staff as well as our board of directors based on the applicants' interview, business plan, and business pitch.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarship to a current undergraduate or graduate student at a Metro-Atlanta College or University that is a current or aspiring entrepreneur with a business in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarships will be judged by our staff as well as our board of directors based on the applicants' interview, business plan, and business pitch.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to submit all requirements is March 30th, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements

Any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018 semester for the Cultivating Entrepreneurs Scholarship or STEMpreneur Scholarship

Any high school student enrolled in a Metro Atlanta or Metro Dallas high school, charter school or magnet school in 2018 for the High School Moguls Schoarship.

There is a 2.75 GPA requirement to be eligible for this scholarship. The applicant must also be of Black, African, or African American decent. 

Terms & Conditions

By submitting an entry to the Cultivating Entrepreneurs Scholarships, you transfer all rights and ownership of submitted content to The Black Burdell, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner. The Black Burdell reserves the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period in any manner The Black Burdell deems appropriate.

No purchase necessary for entry or winning.

Selection of winning submission is entirely at the discretion of The Black Burdell, Inc. and The Black Burdell, Inc.'s board of advisors. The winner will be contacted by The Black Burdell, Inc. via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill OR letter of proof. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on theblackburdell.com, and The Black Burdell, Inc. will mail the winner their check. In the event a winner cannot prove enrollment at a college, university, or trade school, a secondary winner will be chosen.

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