Clark Atlanta University School of Business Partners with National Black MBA Association


ATLANTA, GA – April 23, 2019 Clark Atlanta University is pleased to announce that Chadrick Knight is the recipient of the Ford Motor Company Scholarship, given in partnership with the School of Business and the National Black MBA Association. The School of Business hosted a reception to celebrate the partnership and recognize the honoree on Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 am-11:15 am in the Union-Pacific Room, Wright-Young Hall. 

“I sincerely thank Ford Motor Company for offering this scholarship, said Dr. Silvanus Udoka, Dean, School of Business. “Through this partnership, we hope to continue to demonstrate to our students the shared value and mission of CAU and the National Black MBA Association.”

This partnership allows for great collaboration between two prestigious establishments and additional opportunities for business students.  As a feature of the partnership, Ford Motor Company Fund provides one MBA student at Clark Atlanta University School of Business who is a member of the National Black MBA Association an opportunity to receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship. In order to qualify, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and able to work in the United States; maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0; must be pursuing a degree in IT, finance, purchasing, global product planning and strategy, or managerial science and strategy.

“One of the keys for Ford Motor Company is reinvesting in our community. It is a pleasure to work with an institution that we are familiar with, an historically black college and university that has produced numerous successful graduates,” said K. P. Smith, Ford Motor Company. “Mr. Chadrick Knight is a testament of this institution and what quality students it generates.”

Each year, an MBA student who is a member of the National Black MBA Association will be awarded a $10,000 Scholarship.  CAU undergraduate students will also participate in the annual case competition at the National Black MBA Conference.

 “We are quite pleased with our relationship with Clark Atlanta University, one of our platinum partners, said Jesse Tyson, CEO, National Black MBA Association. “We look forward to continuing to connect companies like Ford with the top talent that we bring to our annual conference.”

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About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit