Scholarship Programs for LGBTBEs

Each year, the NGLCC awards certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) scholarships to attend executive education courses, intended to strengthen management skills and build the capacity of the business.

Available Scholarships

  1. Tuck’s School of Business Executive Education Program Scholarship – $4,800 exclusively applicable to the Building a High-Performing Minority Business course*
  2. General Education Scholarship – Scholarships of varying amounts (not to exceed $5,000) which can be applied to tuition and book fees of a business development course of the applicant’s choice at an accredited college/university**
Please note: Travel expenses are not included for either type of scholarship. 
*The Tuck Scholarship covers tuition, books, materials, accommodations, and most meals. 
**Vetting of course or program for the General Education Scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Subcommittee.

NGLCC Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicant must complete the scholarship application and fulfill all requirements.
  • Applicant must be the owner or principal of a currently certified LGBT Business Enterprise. 
  • Applicant’s firm must be active in the NGLCC and, where applicable, also active in the affiliate chamber and/or national signature events, including the NGLCC National Business and Leadership Conference, NGLCC National Dinner, regional supplier diversity events or trade shows, affiliate meeting and/or networking events.
  • Committee will review each application with equal emphasis on the commitment of the candidate to attend the course and potential for business improvement that most closely matches the business need.
  • Applicants must be willing to answer follow-up questions from the Scholarship Subcommittee in addition to the application form as determined by Subcommittee during review process.
  • Upon completion of the executive education, scholarship recipients must report back to the NGLCC on the program content and describe what he/she gained through participation in this program.  
  • Applicant must attend the executive education program as approved in advance by the Scholarship Subcommittee. The scholarship is not transferable and may not be sold to or used by anyone other than the applicant. If the winner cannot attend the course(s), the NGLCC must be notified immediately.

Application Process