Apply by Nov. 3 for Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council scholarship

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is dedicated to helping the economic growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) by facilitating successful business partnerships between MBEs and multinational corporations. The organization recognizes that the future of minority-owned business rests in the ability of youth to pursue higher education and to have exposure to the many successful minority women and men in our communities who serve as role models for hard work and perseverance.  

This year, the MMSDC will award scholarships to minority undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, agriculture, mathematics, medicine and business curriculums. This program will help minority students in Michigan achieve their academic and professional goals while providing the business community access to a talented pool of students from which to recruit and employ.

The program will award scholarships of $5,000 each ($2500 per year for two years) to 10 students. Applicants should be members of a minority group (African American, Asian-Pacific American, Asian-Indian American, Hispanic American or Native American) as defined by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, legally reside in Michigan and have a valid driver’s license or state ID, and attend a two- or four-year accredited Michigan college, university or community college.

Additional scholarship criteria include:

  • Full-time status (12 credit hours per semester)
  • Pursuing a degree or focus in science, technology, engineering, agriculture, mathematics, medicine or business 
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Sophomore or junior status as of fall 2017
  • Demonstrated involvement in community activities

​​​​​​​Interested students can apply online. The deadline is Nov. 3.