The Georgia Education Foundation Scholarship is administered as a matching program, thus requiring the applicant to provide comparable funding in support of the educational opportunity. The scholarship may be used to cover any approved seminar, class, certification or coursework that will enhance the business acumen or expand the capacity of Georgia-based MBE firms. 

Application Requirements Checklist:

  • Documented annual sales of at least $250K
  • Minimum of 2 full-time employees 
  • Current GMSDC certification, in good standing
  • In business a minimum of three years 
  • Headquartered within the state of Georgia
  • Complete the GMSDC MBE assessment tool – prerequisite to application submission
  • Applicants can only apply twice in a calendar year

This form is to be used by certified MBEs as a guide for immediate engagement with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. 

This form is to be used by certified MBEs as a guide for the Grow and Scale track with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. 

Program Requirements

1+  Million in Annual Revenue

3+ Years in Business

3+ Full Time Employees

Registered with Georgia Secretary of State

Georgia-based for at least three years

Nominated by Sponsor,Corporate Mentor, Program Alumni or Affiliate Partner

Three Years Financial Documentation

Business Plan Executive Summary  (Request a Template, if needed)

CEO agrees to all program requirements 

            See Mandatory attendance below 

Demonstrate community involvement

Submit Completed Application

Submit $100.00 non-refundable application fee

Program  Overview

The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection is the first state sponsored business development program in U.S history that pairs corporate industry giants with Georgia’s small emerging companies. The Program utilizes a unique framework of 1-on-1 corporate mentoring for a one year period regarding any 3 areas of business the protégé needs.

Protégé Firms: 

      Develop business acumen, performance capacity and competitiveness

      Avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that hinder business growth

      Optimize revenues, expense controls and cash flow

      Assist with the selection and implementation of technology solutions

      Cultivate opportunities for the firms to expand their business operations

      Allow protégé principals to tap into the experience and expertise of senior executives

Throughout the Program Year, the Mandatory events include: 5 Reporting Sessions (educational), Mentor Vetting Day, Strategic Planning Session, Orientation, 2 day Retreat, 2 Alumni Socials and Graduation Ceremony. 

Also, MPC supports and participates in Exposition events such as City of Atlanta Back to Business, The Edge, Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce- Apex Awards and others within our Community.