[outProfessionals] NY Professional Group MBAq

Announces Student Scholarships and new Scholarship Fund



MBAQ, a separate NY gay and lesbian professional group (not affiliated with

Out Professionals), announces their first annual scholarship program. Any gay

or lesbian business school students may apply, whether they are OP members or not.

Please forward this email to any potential student member applicants, anywhere

in the USA or Canada.


MBAq 2001 Scholarship Application


MBAq is an organization of gay/lesbian business professionals, based in the

New York City metropolitan area, with members residing in the USA and

internationally. Their mission is to provide opportunities for gays and

lesbians to connect, learn and participate effectively within the business

community. Their members are predominantly MBA graduates, but MBAq

membership is open to all gay and lesbian professionals.


MBAQ will award up to three $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to gay/lesbian

business school students. Candidates may be nominated by a MBAq member or

they may apply on their own. Scholarships are available to first-year or

second-year students. (Students who are awarded a scholarship may not apply



Additional Scholarships: If MBAq receives additional contributions to the

scholarship fund before July 1, 2001 and has qualified candidates, additional

scholarships will also be awarded.


Requirements: To apply, students (of any age) are asked to submit a typed

(not hand-written) application including:

1. Complete contact information (name, complete mailing address, phones,

email, & date of birth)

2. Schools where candidate has applied, has been accepted or is currently


3. Unofficial Transcript of Academic Grades (from high school to present.)

4. One or two Letters of Recommendation, from employers, teachers or


5. One-page Letter stating financial need.

6. A brief Personal Statement, including a description of goals and personal


7. A college-level Essay on the following subject: How will you make a

difference as a gay person in business? How will your MBA degree help your



Essays will be judged on honesty, thoughtfulness and creativity.

Scholarships will be awarded based solely upon need and the other criteria

stated above. Applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Scholarship

Approval Committee of the MBAq Board of Directors. Candidates who are

awarded a scholarship must also provide a photo headshot and permission to

announce their name and publish their photo in the MBAq newsletter.

Deadline and Award Date: Applications must be received by MBAq before 12

midnight, Monday, July 2, 2001.


Scholarships will be awarded on or before August 15, 2001. Applications may be

emailed as text INSIDE the body of the email (or as Word attachments) to


Applications may be postal mailed to:

MBAq Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 20182

West Village Station

New York, NY 10014


MBAq will mail or email you with a reply, confirming receipt of your



Make a Donation to the MBAq Scholarship Fund

MBAq will also accept donations of any amount to the scholarship fund.

Anyone may contribute.

If you would like to help gay/lesbian students achieve their higher

education goals, please consider making a contribution of any amount.

Please make checks payable to: MBAQ Scholarship Fund. Or you may make

a contribution by credit card via Pay Pal at the MBAq website www.MBAq.org

MBAq will send printed receipts for all donations received.

Contributions between:

$100 - $199 include a free one-year MBAq membership.

$200 - $299 include a free two-year MBAq membership.

$300 - $399 include a free three-year MBAq membership.

$400 - $499 include a free four-year MBAq membership.

And any amount over $500 includes two free five-year MBAq memberships.

Please note that MBAq is not registered as a New York State 501(c)3 charity,

so any scholarship fund contributions are not tax-deductible as a charitable



Contributions are deductible as a legitimate business expense.


The MBAq Board of Directors

PO Box 20182

West Vill Station

New York NY 10014

- Voice 212-414-7680

- Fax 212-255-2201

- Email Info@MBAq.org

- Web www.MBAq.org