Scholarship Opportunity – UW Minority Business Executive Program

Multnomah County, in partnership with Mackenzie, will sponsor a deserving COBID Certified Firm to the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP).

The Minority Business Executive Program is a one-week residential program that takes place annually on campus at the University of Washington. The intensive curriculum grows business leaders from companies owned by individuals who are people of color, women, veteran, disabled, LGBTQ and other minority groups, helping them to position their companies for today’s global economy.

Participants learn to utilize financial tools to make better business decisions, develop strategic plans for growth and sustainability, identify new technologies to scale operations, learn how to market their products and services more effectively, explore strategies to access global markets, and develop their leadership acumen. They return (MBEP) to their business with enhanced knowledge, a renewed personal energy, and an invaluable network of fellow diverse business leaders.  The dates for this year’s MBEP will be September 15 – 20, 2019 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

To qualify for the scholarship, a business owner must be COBID Certified, in business at least 3 years, be able to stay for the entire week long program, and submit their application by April 15, 2019.  

For more information about the MBEP Program, please visit and/or contact Lee Fleming at