Minority Business Scholarships

The Winston-Salem Chamber, in an effort to help area small businesses grow and prosper, has partnered with Wake Forest University to offer 25 Minority Business Scholarships which provide one year of free Chamber membership.

These scholarships are available for local minority and women-owned businesses that meet these criteria:

  • Must be in business for at least one year
  • Must not have been a member of the Winston-Salem Chamber during the last 12 months
  • Business must be classifiable as a Historically Underutilized Business*

A business owner or representative must also be willing to participate in the following chamber events:

  • Attend a Member Orientation
  • Attend at least four Chamber events
  • Submit graphics and descriptive wording for your company’s listing in the Chamber’s online business directory at www.winstonsalem.com
  • Schedule an individual meeting with the chamber’s business development team

*The program considers a Historically Underutilized Business as defined in NC G.S. 134-128.4 (a)(b) to be a firm in which ownership is held by an individual(s) from one or more of the following groups: ethnic minority, female, disabled, or disadvantaged; and in which at least 51% of the ownership and control is held by one of the aforementioned groups.

Click here to download the Minority Business Scholarship application. To apply, please complete and return the application to Barbette Dunn via e-mail (bdunn@winstonsalem.com) or via fax (336-721-2209).

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Chamber at 336-728-9200.

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