The mission of The ELC’s Undergraduate Scholarships is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black undergraduate and graduate students.

The ELC offers seven undergraduate scholarship programs:

  • Three are designed for students pursuing business degrees.
  • One is designed for students currently enrolled in a mechanical or chemical engineering program.
  • One is designed for students pursuing degrees in business, insurance and risk management, or a related field.
  • Two are designed for students pursuing degrees in STEM, Business Management or a related field.

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a scholarship award, the students are invited to participate in The ELC’s Honors Symposium. The Symposium is a multi-day professional development experience offering exclusive career development and networking opportunities.

Alvaro L. Martins Scholarship Program

Created in honor of The ELC’s founding member, the first president and CEO of The Council and an alumnus of Howard University, the Alvaro L. Martins scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate black male students attending one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ann Fudge Scholarship Program

Named after the first woman chair of The Council and former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, the Ann Fudge Scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate black female students attending one of the nation’s top HBCUs.

Award for Excellence in Business Commentary

Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, this scholarship program is open to high achieving undergraduate black students attending a four-year college or university.

Linde Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Linde, this scholarship was established to provide opportunities for high-performing, minority college students pursuing careers in engineering. The Linde Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate black students currently attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a mechanical or chemical engineering degree.

Nationwide Future Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Nationwide, this scholarship program will provide scholarship awards to high achieving black students who are pursuing degrees in business, insurance and risk management, or a related field.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, this scholarship provides scholarship awards to high achieving black students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, a commitment to innovation and are pursuing a degree in Business or STEM at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Raytheon Technologies Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies Corporation, this scholarship program will provide scholarship awards to high achieving black students attending Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or Penn State University who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, a commitment to community involvement and are pursuing a degree in a STEM, Business Management, or a related field.