Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship
About Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C. J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; 1867-1919) was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women through the business she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. She became known also for her philanthropy and activism.
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship, generously sponsored by Mary Kay, signifies SCC’s support of under-represented minorities pursuing higher education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in disciplines related to the cosmetics and personal care industry. This scholarship is a part of the SCC’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read the initiative here.
Two (2) scholarships, in the amount of $5,000 USD each (sponsored by Mary Kay), will be awarded to two (2) under-represented minorities (Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American) pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate Degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology.
Scholarship Details and Application