Catalyst Black Academy scholarship in association with UC San Diego Extension

Black SD Magazine Launches Scholarship For Black Entrepreneurs

Black SD Magazine is excited to announce the launch of its first annual “Catalyst Black Academy” scholarship in association with UC San Diego Extension. This scholarship will afford one African American entrepreneur, creative, or small business owner the opportunity to take four classes at the premier research university in San Diego.

One of the biggest barriers to success for entrepreneurs in their early development is the lack of access to resources and a proper education. This scholarship will serve as a vehicle to assist in eliminating these barriers.

The following course options will available:
Business Decision Making
Social Media Marketing
Grant Writing for Nonprofits
Brand Strategy and Positioning
Business Law

The above are just examples as the students will have many more to choose from in areas of business, marketing, accounting, and nonprofit work. The Catalyst Black Academy is Black SD Magazine’s 501c3 Nonprofit that was formed to assist with the continuation of fostering and cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit within the African American community in San Diego. Three African American participants take part in a threemonth unique and individualized program to help them understand how to be better entrepreneurs and future full-time business owners. The Academy grew out of the first initiative from Black SD Magazine in the summer of 2020 and has received a Proclamation from the San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

In order to apply, applicants must visit for a link to the application or email The deadline for the Catalyst Black Academy Scholarship is March 15. Black SD Magazine and Catalyst Black Academy will review applications and interview potential candidate. The scholarship will be awarded the week of March 22, 2021.

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