2018 ELC Scholarship Recipients #ELCScholars

The Executive Leadership Council’s Scholarship Programs help build a pipeline of black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of black undergraduate and graduate students.

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We are proud to present our 2018 ELC Scholarship Recipients. These 58 undergraduate black students, that attend some of the top HBCUs and educational institutions around the nation, were selected out of a pool of hundreds to represent The ELC during the 2018 Honors Symposium. The Honors Symposium is a four-day professional development experience designed to expose our scholarship recipients to leading black corporate executives and hiring managers from major global corporations.

The scholars will also be recognized on stage before an audience of more than 2,000 corporate, education, civic, and community leaders during our Annual Recognition Gala on October 11, 2018.


Alvaro L. Martins Scholarship

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 awarded to high achieving undergraduate black male students attending one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Fifteen scholarship awardees will receive $7,000 each to assist with educational expenses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Ann Fudge Scholarship

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. Fifteen scholarship awardees will receive $7,000 each to assist with educational expenses for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to funding support by corporations, the scholarships are funded by proceeds from The Executive Leadership Council’s Women’s Leadership Forum.

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Award for Excellence in Business Commentary

Top undergraduate students are invited to compete in a national writing competition focused on business trends, issues and insights. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, this scholarship program is open to high achieving undergraduate black students attending a four-year college or university. Fifteen scholarship awardees will receive a one-time scholarship ranging between $6,000 - $12,000 to assist with educational expenses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Praxair Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship

This one-year scholarship was established to provide opportunities for high-performing, minority college students pursuing careers in engineering. The Praxair Engineers for Tomorrow Scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate minority students currently attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a mechanical or chemical engineering degree. Three scholarship awardees will receive $12,000 each to assist with educational expenses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Nationwide’s Future Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship program, established with a donation from Nationwide, provides scholarship awards to high achieving black students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, a commitment to community involvement and are pursuing a degree in business, insurance, or a related field at an accredited college or university. Ten scholarship awardees will receive a one- time, need-based scholarship in the amount of $12,000 each to assist with educational expenses for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

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National Business Case Competition

The National Business Case Competition, sponsored by ExxonMobil, invites MBA/MA teams from select business schools to analyze compelling business issues that challenge students’ critical thinking, analytical and communications skills. The competition provides graduate business students at select schools the opportunity to compete for scholarships as either a team or individual. Entrants are given a specific business topic and asked to present the business case in an innovative strategy to solve a corporation's problem.

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