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.
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
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.
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.