Fellowships & Scholarships
While access to entrepreneurial education for the Black community has improved over the past 50 years, we’re here to help fill the substantial gap that still remains. SheaMoisture has a long history of supporting education through its Dartmouth Fellowship program. Since then, our support has expanded to match the evolving needs of our community.
Week-long attendance at Tuck’s Building a Successful Diverse Business Program
Eligibility: Female minority business owners in beauty or consumer products space, in operation for at least one year
Since 2015, we have partnered with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for the SheaMoisture Fellowship for Minority Women Entrepreneurs. The program gives participants an opportunity to evaluate their business’ health and diagnose its strengths and areas for improvement at one of the world’s top-rated business schools.
Applications open January 2024.
Fellowship in partnership with The Gathering Spot and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Eligibility: Black male entrepreneurs in beauty or consumer products space, in operation for at least one year
Since 2021, we have partnered with The Gathering Spot to run the Trailblazers Fellowship, a program specifically for Black male small business owners. Each cohort of 20 fellows receives dedicated programming, business education and intentional connections. Our partnership with TGS is a part of a multi-year commitment to serve one hundred Black male identifying entrepreneurs.
Applications open Summer 2024.
Girls With Impact
5 or 10-week virtual Business Academy
Eligibility: Black young women ages 14-24
As part of the 100K Black Women Initiative, SheaMoisture partnered with Girls With Impact to sponsor 1,500 scholarships for Black, under-resourced young women to attend their Business Academy. Developed with Harvard leaders, this ‘mini-MBA’ program equips young women, ages 14-24, with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become the leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.
Dartmouth Fellowship Program
Founder, BeLoved Box
After going through a traumatic time in her early adult life, Dani Spikes felt moved to create her wellness company, BeLoved Box, in partnership with her husband. Their goal is to normalize making intentional decisions around mental health and relationships. Dani participated in SheaMoisture’s Dartmouth Fellowship in 2019, along with New Voices Power Pitch in 2020.
In Her Words
“Being accepted into the Dartmouth program changed the way I do business. I had hit so many walls in terms of trying to get distribution and funding. The program gave me the opportunity to work on the business, not just in the business. Being in the room with people who were at my level or above me really changed me - and I came away with great relationships too.
Now we’ve experienced four times growth every year over year, going from $25k in our first year to over $200k last year.
I’m most proud of the impact we collectively make on the lives of others.”