The Solomon Scholarship Fund is intended to assist qualified MBA, MPP, MM (Masters of Management) and Joint Degree (MA/MBA and MPP/MBA) candidates who have been accepted into the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College but do not have and are otherwise unable to obtain financial resources to attend.
This fund is named for Winifred Solomon who was born in 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. Winnie, as she has always been known, graduated high school at age 16 and attended City College of New York with a major in Industrial Management, a very rare concentration for a woman in the 1940's.
She married at age 19 and enjoyed a 61-year marriage to her husband. They raised two boys near Boston, Massachusetts, and Winnie was always active in local politics and progressive social causes. Her first full time professional job was as the very first Equal Employment Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Later she was a Dean (for administration) at the Harvard Divinity School. Throughout her career and in her professional life, Winnie was a mentor and a role model for young women and men.
In retirement, she and her husband relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she died peacefully in 2016 at the age of 88.
Please review the eligibility requirements and scholarship description on the 10,000 Degrees website