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Applications Open for Mavs Business Assist Program, College Scholarships Program

Sunday, July 31st is the deadline for applications for the Mavs Business Assist (MBA) program for entrepreneurs and business owners.

The Dallas Mavericks have partnered with The Lonely Entrepreneur to empower 100 diverse entrepreneurs with the access to knowledge, tools, and support they need to succeed as part of the Mavs Business Assist (MBA) program.

In this program, selected entrepreneurs will gain one year of free access to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community – a comprehensive resource for the knowledge, tools, and support every entrepreneur needs. Specifically, the program will provide entrepreneurs with 500 application- based learning modules on business and personal issues, online group coaching, exposure to funding opportunities, and much more.

In addition to having access to the online learning tools, the cohort of 100 MBA entrepreneurs will have the chance to gather, connect and learn at four different business sessions hosted in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks and The Lonely Entrepreneur, Coca Cola, TIAA, The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. 

The entrepreneurs will also have the chance to be featured in “Business Spotlights” on Mavs social media channels and the MBA website, as well as an opportunity for the top eight entrepreneurs to compete in front of the Mavs and partner executives at a Business Pitch presentation. For full application details, visit mavs.com/MBA.

Mavs College Scholarship

Wednesday, August 31st is the deadline for the Mavs College Scholarship.

In preparation for the upcoming academic year, the Dallas Mavericks, in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have opened applications for Mavs College Scholarship now through Aug. 31.

With its launch last year, the scholarship fund selected five local North Texas recipients of the Mavs College Scholarship, a four-year scholarship and mentoring experience.

This year, the Mavs College Scholarship will add five new recipients, totaling ten overall, with each new student receiving a one-year scholarship. The Mavericks will select North Texas students planning to attend an accredited HBCU, or currently enrolled, full-time at any accredited HBCU, in need of financial assistance who have demonstrated resilience and a commitment to service.

The commitment from the Mavericks goes beyond a one-time financial investment – Mavs College Scholarship recipients will receive on-going mentoring from Mavs staff and opportunities for Mavs summer jobs, potential internships or other work experience. For full application details, visit mavs.com/scholarships.

The business program and the scholarship program are part of the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to encourage and empower employment training in the community. The Dallas Mavericks launched the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to address racial inequities and disparities, promote social justice and drive sustainable change in Dallas/Fort Worth. Standing strong in the belief that every voice matters and everybody belongs, the plan engages partners on more than 40 key initiatives across six systems including Education, Employment, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Public Policy, and Healthcare. To read more about the Mavs Take ACTION! platform, visit mavs.com/MTA

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