Angelica Walter, a first-year MBA student in health care management at Quinnipiac University, has been awarded the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) of Greater Hartford’s top scholarship of $5,000.
“I am humbled and extremely thankful,” said Walter, who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Quinnipiac in Spring 2013. “I could not say thank you enough to the NBMBAA for such an honor. I work really hard to pay for school, so I couldn’t have gotten more of a blessing.”
It marks the second consecutive year that a Quinnipiac student has received the scholarship.
Walter was one of 40 applicants. Candidates were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in an MBA program in Connecticut or the greater Springfield, Mass. area, respond to an essay questions and be a minority student.
“The selection process was challenging due to the high quality of our applicants. Unfortunately we could only select four applicants,” said Melissa Griffiths, vice president of operations for the greater Hartford chapter.
The chapter also awarded $2,500, $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships to students from the University of Connecticut and Yale University.
The 2013 scholarships were awarded during the chapter’s annual reception at the Marriott in Windsor on Dec. 6.