ROMBA is proud to partner with Discover to offer $20,000 scholarships for LGBTQ+ MBA students in need


Reaching Out MBA is proud to partner with Discover to offer two $20,000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ MBAs in the Reaching Out Community that have started school in 2022. The selected Fellow will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship for their business school education. In addition to the financial support, Reaching Out Fellows can access benefits designed to showcase their profiles to our 100+ corporate partners, and connect them to our global network of 10,000 peers and alumni.

At Discover, Diversity & Inclusion is a top priority. We are committed to building a culture where everyone feels that their unique perspective is valued, they can be their authentic selves, and have equitable access to opportunities for growth and advancement. This commitment fuels our innovation, growth, and success, and is the basis for our partnership with the Reaching Out Fellowship.

To make a long-lasting impact on the lives of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community while continuing to increase the representation of LGBTQ+ students in Business school, both scholarships will be earmarked for LGBTQ+ students that also identify as cis women, trans, non-binary, or BIPOC.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must identify as LGBTQ+ and also identify as a cis woman, trans, non-binary, and/or a person of color
  • Applicants must be in their first year of an MBA program that began their program in 2022
  • Applicants must have at least three years of post-undergrad work experience
  • Current recipients of the ROMBA Fellowship are not eligible to apply for this Fellowship

Applications must be received by Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST for consideration. MBA students that began their MBA program in 2022 are eligible to apply. Applications received after this deadline and/or applicants that did not begin their MBA program in 2022 will not be considered. Finalist candidates will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Specific details will be shared directly with finalist candidates.