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Walker’s Legacy Establishes $25,000 Scholarship for Howard University Female Student Entrepreneurs

Apply Today for the Walker's Legacy Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs Washington — The Howard University School of Business is proud to announce the Walker’s Legacy Scholarship for Enterprising Women, a $25,000 fund that will support enterprising students enrolled at the Howard University School of Business over the next five years. Walker’s Legacy, founded by Howard University alumna Natalie Madeira Cofield, is the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business.

“This fund showcases the commitment of Walker’s Legacy to empowering future female entrepreneurs,” said Yuvay Meyers Ferguson, Ph.D., assistant dean of impact and engagement at Howard University School of Business. “Championed by our very own graduate, CEO Natalie Cofield, this gift continues the legacy of empowerment that is proven to skyrocket the trajectory of Howard University’s School of Business students. We are proud that our students will be able to further their entrepreneurial aspirations with the support of these grants as they become the business leaders of the future.”

Each year, two students will receive a one-time award in the amount of $2,500. Awardees of the grant will also receive a lifetime membership to Walker’s Legacy; complimentary access to all Walker’s Legacy programming for the scholarship award year; mentorship by Cofield, Walker’s Legacy Founder & CEO; and access to support resources and networks.

“My time at the Howard University School of Business molded me into the woman that I am today,” said Cofield. “We look forward to supporting women from the nation’s most prestigious HBCU this school year and beyond.”

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a rising senior with demonstrated financial need;
  • Self-identify as a woman or nonbinary entrepreneur;
  • Must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA;
  • Be majoring in a degree program or discipline at the Howard University School of Business;
  • Have a legally registered business that is scalable, high impact or a socially missioned effort (nonprofits are not eligible);
  • Present a five-slide deck on the business endeavors to an appointed scholarship committee if selected as a finalist;
  • Apply scholarship funds only to tuition, room and board balances; and
  • Demonstrate financial need and must not use the award to supplement other financial aid offerings that would result in a positive account balance with the University.  

The application deadline is March 31, 2021, and scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2021 academic year.

To apply for the Walker’s Legacy Scholarship for Enterprising Women, visit the link here.


About Walker’s Legacy:

Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. The company exists to inspire, equip and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming and a global community.

About Howard University:

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows, and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

Media Contact: Misha Cornelius, misha.cornelius@howard.edu