The Tea Pad Scholarship award considers the student's grades, leadership roles along with school or community involvement. 


"It (prejudice) is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away." - Dorothy Dandridge,  

The Tea Pad for Black Entrepreneurship


Morgan State University 

will be awarded December 2019 for 

Spring 2020 Semester

Scholarship Eligibility & Requirements



  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management 
  • Enrolled with 6 or more credits 
  • Must be pursuing a major or minor in entrepreneurship
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours (sophomore standing) 
  • Official transcript demonstrating a minimum of a 3.0 GPA 
  • A letter of recommendation letter from a faculty member displaying the applicant’s potential as an entrepreneur
  • Two letters of recommendation from community members which demonstrates the applicant’s actionable commitment to her community
  • Submit current resume
  • Submit a 750-word original essay free of typos discussing what the greatest barriers to entry are for entrepreneurs starting business today and plans for overcoming the barriers
  • Demonstration of entrepreneurial attributes: forward thinking; passion; strong work ethic; excellent communication skills; creativity; competitive; drive; confident and disciplined.
  • In-person interview with Tea Pad Advisory Board



  • Application Period August 8, 2019  - October 10, 2019
  • Award at December Tea Pad (Date & Location TBD)

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