McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Underrepresented U.S. Minorities

7 MBA students at Focus on Diversity event

Georgetown McDonough is committed to leveraging diversity, providing a rich learning environment for students of all backgrounds and appreciating different perspectives. Hear from Dean Paul Almeida as he speaks about McDonough’s ethos on diversity and inclusion, especially in trying times.


Meet McDonough’s Diverse Community

George Comer

George Comer

Associate Professor and Director of Underrepresented Minority Student Support

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Marthaline Cooper

Marthaline Cooper

Consortium Liaison, Full-time MBA Student
MBA’22

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Lauren Jordan

Lauren Jordan

Consortium Liaison, Full-time MBA Student
MBA’22

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Leena Jube

Leena Jube

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’21

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Affan Sheikh

Affan Sheikh

Manager, Hayat Brown
MBA’19

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Silas Humphries

Silas Humphries

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’21

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Nomblé Coleman

Nomblé Coleman

Senior Associate Brand Manager, The Hershey Company
MBA’18

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Rachael Ruffin

Rachael Ruffin

Senior Vendor Manager, Amazon
MBA’20

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Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne

Program Manager, Google
MBA’20

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Anjelique Parnell

Anjelique Parnell

Senior Consultant, EY
MBA’19

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Phil Marcus

Phil Marcus

Senior Consultant, Deloitte
MBA’16

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Lydia Kickham-Dawes

Lydia Kickham-Dawes

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’21

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Junior Mwemba

Junior Mwemba

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’21

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Tadina Ross

Tadina Ross

Managing Director, Surge Transporation
MBA’18

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Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu

Business Research and Operations Consultant, FinRegLab
MBA’20

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Resources for URM students


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The Consortium for Graduate Study of Management

The Consortium enhances diversity in business education and leadership by helping reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in MBA programs and in the ranks of management. As a member school, we provide scholarships for students who are admitted as part of The Consortium. For more information, please visit The Consortium website to learn how to complete the separate and common application. All eligible applicants are considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA program through The Consortium. If you are a prospective Consortium student and have questions, please email MSB-CGSM@georgetown.edu.

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

NBMBAA leads in providing educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals. In conjunction with The Consortium, Georgetown McDonough will award a minimum of two merit-based partial or full scholarships to NBMBAA student members. To be considered, you must first complete the NBMBAA scholarship application. NBMBAA also holds an annual professional conference where MBAs can connect with recruiters. Learn more about this opportunity from one of our MBAs who attended in 2019.

Prospanica

Prospanica is dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics graduating with MBAs. As a Prospanica university partner, we provide scholarships to Hispanic American students. Scholarships are merit-based and you must have a Prospanica membership and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic/Latino heritage, with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered. All applicants are considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA Program.

Georgetown MBA Merit Scholarship

The McDonough School of Business awards scholarships based on an applicant’s academic, personal, and professional accomplishments. Recipients will demonstrate ethical leadership, academic accomplishment, and professional achievements through their application and interview for the MBA program. They typically show a commitment to service to others through past and current activities. All applicants are automatically considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA Program.

Need-Based Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services assists qualified applicants who have financial eligibility to meet their educational and living costs. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be considered for federally funded programs. International students should inquire about financial support from the government of their home country or international private lenders, as they are not eligible for federal funding from the United States.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Georgetown McDonough is a proud partner of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Program. MLT’s MBA Prep programs provide African American, Latinx, and Native American professionals with personalized guidance and effective tools to successfully navigate the business school application process and optimize their MBA experience.

MBA JumpStart

Georgetown McDonough is a JumpStart academic partner. The organization works with top MBA programs and companies to engage diverse undergraduate, MBA, and experienced hire talent regarding career opportunities in various industries.

Admit.me Access

Georgetown McDonough is a proud partner of Admit.me Access, the only free comprehensive admission resource for Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) and women interested in applying to an MBA program. Admit.me Access and Georgetown McDonough have partnered to offer an Admit.me Access member a scholarship of up to $5,000.


Events for URM Applicants


Featured Blog Posts

MBA Student Blog
Lydia Kickham-Dawes

“Lydia Kickham-Dawes (MBA’21) shares her experiences applying through The Consortium as well as what it was like being both a McDonough MBA and CGSM Fellow. ”

Read Lydia’s Story
Loretta Richardson

“Meet Loretta Richardson (FT’20), a full-time MBA student. Prior to the MBA, she worked as an E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at a CPG company in Los Angeles.”

Read Loretta’s Story
mba students hiking in tanzania

“McDonough promotes the building of diverse teams in every facet of its MBA program, including in its global treks.”

Read Trekking Around the World: Tanzania