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Center for Black Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur Scholars Program

Supported by a generous donation from Bank of America, the Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE) Entrepreneur Scholars Program is designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial students at Spelman College and Morehouse College. The cohort-based program provides financial support, professional development, experiential learning opportunities, and mentorship at the early stages of entrepreneurship exploration. The program is open to all majors and encourages students to apply who want to be entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, or innovators.

How to Apply

Applicants should be juniors or seniors at Spelman or Morehouse in good academic standing.  The application will consider students’ academic performance and their extra-curricular activities as it relates to entrepreneurship and innovation.  Preference will be given to students who have a GPA of 3.0 or above and/or been active in on-campus programming provided by the CBE, Spelpreneurs, Spelman Innovation Lab, Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, Poverty Entrepreneurship, SENT Incubator, Enactus, and entrepreneurship clubs on each campus.  Interested students can apply at:


Entrepreneur Scholars are expected to be vibrant members of the innovation ecosystem across both campuses.  As a result, scholars will be required to:

  1. Attend 3 CBE/CBE-affiliated events (speaker series, startup bootcamps, mentor mixes, etc.) per semester.
  2. Promote the CBE in one class per semester with faculty member’s prior permission.
  3. Meet with CBE Mentors-In-Residence at least two (2) times per semester.
  4. Juniors: Enroll in 3 entrepreneurship courses
  5. Seniors: Complete Entrepreneurship minor & participate in CBE New Venture Competition


Accelerate the development of your idea. Receive funding to offset the cost of tuition. The scholarship is $5,000 per year and is renewable. Grow your network with access to established Black entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.

Application Deadline

All applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 3 by 5 pm ET. Additional Questions Reach out to Dr. Grant Warner, CBE Executive Director, at or