ROMBA Fellows represent the best and brightest in future LGBTQ+ business leadership.

The ROMBA LGBTQ+ Fellowship is a joint effort between prominent business school programs and Reaching Out to develop the out LGBTQ+ business leaders of tomorrow. Each Fellow receives a minimum $20,000 scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming, including a retreat to kick off the Fellowship.


Express Interest in the ROMBA Fellowship

Let us know if you’re interested in applying for the ROMBA Fellowship. We send monthly reports to all member schools letting them know of your interest.

If you’d like more information before submitting your details, email us and we’d be happy to answers your questions.

Fellowship Retreat

Fellowship Retreat

Date July 28-30, 2023 Location Los Angeles, CA

We welcome the Reaching Out Fellowship Cohort of 2023 to come together to kick off their MBA education by getting to know their cohort. This event is a unique opportunity for all scholarship winners to meet and build a strong LGBTQ+ network of peers across the globe.

See event details: Fellowship Retreat


How does the fellowship process work?

  • Student lets Reaching Out know they are interested in applying for the Fellowship, and at which schools.
  • Student receives offer of admission and of Fellowship directly from school
  • Student selects school of choice
  • Upon student’s confirmation, school notifies Reaching Out of its selected Fellow

How can I identify as a potential LGBTQ+ MBA fellowship candidate on applications?

  • Many MBA Programs allow students to self-identify as LGBTQ+
  • Demonstrate LGBTQ+ leadership roles on your resume
  • Express interest in business schools’ on-campus LGBTQ+ Clubs (we can help connect you)
  • Share your LGBTQ+ leadership experiences in your application essays

How do I fill out an application?

Each participating school is responsible for identifying and selecting its Reaching Out LGBTQ+ Fellows; there is no application form specific to the Fellowship.

However, please leverage Reaching Out to connect you with schools’ appropriate admissions contacts and LGBTQ+ on-campus clubs so you can express your interest in the Fellowship.

What are the expectations of Fellows?

  • Serve as an ambassador to the LGBTQ+ community on campus
  • Take an active role on campus with LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • Help admissions identify future candidates for the Fellowship
  • Get involved in and help promote Reaching Out programming and events within your scholastic and personal networks.