The Memphis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, is pleased to announce our 2016 Rafael Dodd GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP. – See attached application.

The Memphis chapter of the National Black MBA was established in 1993 with  36 charter members. The Memphis chapter has grown significantly since that time. The chapter is involved in the corporate, civic, community, and educational activities of Greater Shelby County. The chapter hosts several annual fundraising and social events.

The mission of the organization: To stimulate the intellectual and economic wealth of the African American community, enhancing the entire community at large. Our mission is framed around five cornerstones: Leadership, Lifestyle, Career, Entrepreneurship, and Education. 


The purpose of The Memphis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. scholarship is to offer financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses to students enrolled in a business or management programs. Scholarships are apportioned based on an applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, community service, letter of reference(s), verbal skills and resume. Scholarship recipients will be notified the second week of April and are required to attend our Visionaries Symposium Luncheon on April 28, 2016.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2016.

If you have questions please contact:

Leadership Team

NBMBAA Memphis GRAD Application 2016


Work/Life Balance


“A  More Productive You”

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming discussion on this issue  that will be presented by Dr. Howard Nelson.  Dr. Nelson will highlight the impact of being busy and being successful with some type of balance between Work and Life and the benefits of implementing a strategy that even the busiest professionals can abide.

Event Details:
Date:  January 23, 2014, Thursday
Time:  6:00 to 7:15 p.m.(discussion will begin @ 6:15)
Location:  International Paper HQ, Tower 3, 6410 Poplar Avenue, Lower Level (garage parking available)

Dr. Nelson holds a Doctorate of Philosophy.  He has hosted presentations and seminars on a variety of topics for business corporations, government agencies and private organizations.


Message from the President
As we begin the 2014 year, I look forward with excitement, and great expectations. For more than 20 years the Memphis NBMBAA Chapter has been a pillar in our African American community, providing a platform of programing from our 5 cornerstones; education, career, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle.

As we step into 2014 it is my goal to move this chapter forward with the same drive and momentum as initiated over 20 years ago. This year I ask you what will you do to better yourself in 2014.  Is it your career that needs to be improved? Have you longed to return to school to further your learning? Do you see leadership in your future and would like to hone your skills before then?  Have you always dreamed of starting your own business but just didn’t know where to start? Do you simply wish that you could master the art of work life balance? The Memphis NBMBAA Chapter will offer you the opportunity to kick start and fulfill all these desires throughout the year. I am dedicated to providing our members and partners of the community with programs and events that empower us collectively but motivate us individually. I invite you to join and bring a friend because we are moving to the next level in 2014.
I look forward to seeing you not once but many times throughout 2014!

Kiamesha Wilson
Memphis Chapter – President

Financial Literacy for Minority Students

Learn how to manage your money and how to

find the right scholarship for you!

Saturday February 23rd at 1:00 pm

East Shelby Library

7200 Shelby Dr.

Memphis, TN 38125

This FREE workshop will help you to

  • manage money and track spending
  • create budgets and financial goals
  • get and keep positive credit
  • plan for your financial future

Did you know that December to March is the prime period to apply for scholarships? Did you know there are scholarships based on your merit, hobbies, talents, if you are the first generation attending college, etc..

This FREE workshop will help you to

  • learn how to search for scholarships
  • learn application tips and common mistakes
  • hands on experience

Join us and learn how to successfully search and obtain scholarship $ for College.

To register visit and click on the Workshops link located on the top of the page.