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Linda & Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship

College of Business : Scholarship Detail : Linda & Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship

Linda and Nathaniel Oubre are supporters of accessible higher education and champions for diversity in California.

With the Linda and Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship Endowment, the Oubre family hopes to provide financial assistance to first-generation students in the College of Business who have demonstrated leadership on the San Francisco State University campus.

Linda and Nathaniel Oubre, both first generation college graduates and former student leaders, met while at the University of California Los Angeles, and were the first two African-Americans from UCLA to be granted admission to the Harvard Business School as college seniors.

Linda S. Oubre advanced her career in business and academia for nearly three decades prior to her appointment as dean of the College of Business at SF State in July 2012. She was the president and founder of BriteSmile Inc., general manager of new business development for the Los Angeles Times, and director of operations for Walt Disney Consumer Products. She also taught in the business programs at the Wharton School, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and San Diego State University.

Nathaniel L. Oubre Jr. has risen to the senior leadership ranks in his 30-year business career. Currently, he is the senior vice president and area manager-CEO for Kaiser Permanente’s East Bay Service Area. He previously worked in operations and strategy consulting for Deloitte and Bain & Company.

Eligibility Requirements

Major

  • new or continuing undergraduate student
  • first-generation college student majoring in business
  • demonstrated on-campus leadership experience
  • California resident

Financial Need

Eligibility requirements include that students show financial need. Students must apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form to determine financial need. 

GPA

Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all academic work completed. Student must be enrolled full-time, a minimum of 12 units, per semester.

Application

Submit the following to the College of Business Student Services Center (BUS 112) by the scholarship deadline:

  • completed Linda and Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship application including essays. (see link below)
  • current transcript (unofficial is acceptable). For new students: transcript from your last school attended. For continuing students, current SF State transcript
  • one letter of recommendation

Application Deadline

Turn in your application materials no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, in BUS 112.

Notification

Applicants are notified of committee’s decision via e-mail.

Scholarship recipient(s) will also receive an award letter sent to the address indicated on the application.

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