Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
ROMBA LGBTQ Fellowship benefits include:
Reaching Out MBA, though its programming and annual conference, aims to educate, inspire, and enable LGBTQ MBAs and the graduate community as they become leaders in their careers and society. ROMBA’s resources—available to all LGBTQ MBAs and their allies—include career preparation and guidance, conferences, and treks to help students find environments that are right for them.
Each year Johnson partners with ROMBA to award up to two Reaching Out MBA Fellowships of, at minimum, $10,000. Fellows serve as ambassadors to the LGBTQ community on campus, help admissions teams identify future fellowship candidates, and take leadership roles for on- and off-campus ROMBA events.
The MBA admissions committee decides who will receive ROMBA Fellowships—no separate application is needed.
“I found the courage to be proud and vocal after finding support at the annual ROMBA conference. LGBT alumni from MBA programs proved to me that I could be successful in my career and authentic at the same time.”
Read more: Johnson’s LGBT community: Genuine, engaged, valued