M&A Science

Diversity Scholarship,
2-Year Program

M&A Science Academy is a platform for forward-thinking M&A practitioners to share best practices and proven techniques.

Learn M&A from the best. The M&A Science Academy is a self-paced, online learning program

that shares best practices and proven techniques in order to achieve better deal outcomes. To help shepherd in a new, diverse group of professionals to the industry, the M&A Science Diversity Scholarship Program was established to open opportunities and provide a world-class M&A education to a broader audience.

It's simple: The best M&A teams are the most diverse M&A teams. Emerging candidates can come from any background and be successful at managing deals. There is a need for M&A professionals embodying the variety, diversity and flexibility of thought to create our next generation of practitioners. M&A Science will award those who are selected with 2-year scholarships to the M&A Science Academy.

We believe in empowering the next generation of thinkers whose diverse thoughts will pave the future of M&A.

Featured Scholars

Julian graduated from Fisk University in 2014 with a degree in Business Administration and Spanish, with a concentration in International Business. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2018, becoming a first-generation attorney in his family. Julian is passionate about giving back to the community, aims to increase the demographic of Black attorneys in the United States. 

Trisha Hitchings

Trisha Hitchings is a Mergers & Acquisitions Associate in the Business Development group at PartnerCare, a leading provider of interventional pain management and musculoskeletal services. She holds an MBA from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a BS Degree in Finance.

Dominick Reed

Dominick Reed is a recent finance graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently an Analyst for Accenture working within their Client Financial Management group. Dominick is looking forward to taking a deep dive into the M&A Science course curriculum, learning from industry practitioners about the various aspects of the M&A lifecycle, and building meaningful relationships as he navigates his journey to a career in M&A.  

Eligible Recipients

  • Applicants must be seeking to enter or advance a career in M&A.
  • Candidates from underrepresented communities and nontraditional educational backgrounds preferred.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be seeking to enter or advance a career in M&A.
  • Applicants must complete the online application form.
  • Paid members of DealRoom can each nominate a candidate for one paid scholarship. Nominations are subject to approval by the selection committee.
  • Recipients must agree to be part of our scholarship recipient database.
  • Individuals may only apply for one scholarship. All completed applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered. Each application is reviewed by the M&A Science Diversity Scholarship Program grant committee. Applicants much complete the following questions:

M&A Science Professional Development 2-Year Scholarship Application

Be connected with a network of forward-thinking practitioners while gaining access to exclusive content.
On top of unlimited access to content, academy members receive additional benefits such as free invitations to all M&A Science summits and exclusive networking events.

A member of our team will reach out to those selected.

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