Philanthropy

Walker’s Legacy Scholarship for Enterprising Women

scholarship flyer for Walkers Legacy

Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform designed to empower multicultural women in business. The organization was founded in 2009 by Howard alumna Natalie Madeira Cofield and named after Madam C. J. Walker, an African-American female entrepreneur recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first self-made female millionaire in American history.

In the spirit of Madam Walker and Cofield’s mission to empower and encourage women in business, Cofield partnered with the HU School of Business to launch the Walker’s Legacy Scholarship for Enterprising Women. This $25,000 fund is designed to support enterprising students in the business school over the next five years.

Each year, two students receive a one-time award of $2,500 and a lifetime membership to Walker’s Legacy, which includes complimentary access to all Walker’s Legacy programming for that award year and mentorship by Cofield.

“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.”

Walker’s Legacy was founded when Cofield was starting her first venture and was looking for female mentors and role models. She discovered other women were also looking for accessible examples of multicultural women in business, and thus, Walker’s Legacy was born. Since its founding, Walker’s Legacy has grown into a global professional collective that works to promote career advancement, skill sets and networks of multicultural women in business and women entrepreneurs.

Qualified applicants must be a rising senior who identifies as a woman or nonbinary entrepreneur in the school of business, currently running a legally registered business and can demonstrate financial need. For more information, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLEWSHU.