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Fall 2021 Forté Candid Conversations Scholarship

Forté’s Candid Conversations is not only an opportunity for you to invest in yourself, but it’s a chance for Forté to invest in your education. The Forté Candid Conversations Scholarship is a new initiative to support Black, LatinX, and Native American Undergraduate Women with a cash assistance award toward their educational expenses. You are eligible to earn one of twenty (20) $1000 scholarships just by attending this event and sharing what you learned.



Register for the Forté Candid Conversations Conference for Black, LatinX, and Native American Undergraduate Women by October 15, 2021. During the registration process, upload your resume into the Forté Job Center as instructed. This is a scholarship application requirement.


Attend the virtual Forté Candid Conversations Conference on October 28 & 29, 2021.


Complete the application form and submit a 500 word essay* sharing your key learnings from the conference by Friday, November 5, 2021 by 11:59 pm ET. Application form will be available here, starting October 29, 2021 at 6:30pm ET following the completion of the conference.

Twenty (20) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to those applicants whose essays demonstrate a commitment to their own experiences but identify key insights realized from the Candid Conversations conference.

You In? Great!


*Essay Insights

While we encourage applicants to write about their experiences at the conference in their own words and from their own frame of reference, some suggestions for ways to think about your essay might be:

1.) How did the Candid Conversations Conference influence what you hope to achieve after graduation?

2.) Was there a specific session or speaker that made you think about things differently and if so, how?

3.) Forté’s mission is to see #MoreWomenLeading. After attending this conference, what does #MoreWomenLeading mean to you?

Forté Candid Conversations Scholarship Official Guidelines PDF


"Minorities don't always have the chance to shine. At the Forté Conference, rather than being talked ‘at,’ we were allowed to have a voice. Forté also provided the financial support that made it possible for me to attend."

— Amy Maldonado, University of Chicago, Class of 2022