In honor of our alumni and students who are blazing trails and breaking down barriers to ensure equality, the Jindal School is partnering with our EMBA students, faculty and alumni to establish the EMBA Equality Scholarship for the Jindal Young Scholars Program.
“With the recent events highlighting racism in our society and the differences that are still evident, I want to make an impact. I want to make a statement that says ‘this is wrong and we need to change it.’” - Pamela Foster Brady, director of the Executive MBA program at the Jindal School.
Bridging the financial gap for those who may not have the means to pursue a post-secondary education is an effective way to positively influence student outcomes. That approach dovetails with recent efforts by Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Caruth Chair and Jindal School dean, who started the Jindal Young Scholars Program in 2018 for the same reason.
The JYSP program supports the academic, social and emotional development of high-achieving students from nine Dallas ISD schools. It helps increase their chances of postsecondary readiness for collegiate and career success by addressing critical needs, promoting a culture of academic excellence and instilling a mindset of achievement. Through scholarships, mentorship, campus tours and regular workshops, the program helps members build confidence and hope, instills effective strategies for academic success and removes obstacles to personal growth.
“This is an opportunity for the UT Dallas EMBA community and beyond to make a contribution to that and build on what Dean Pirkul has started,” Brady said. “There are a lot of people out there, like me, who want to make a difference but they don’t know how. By helping these students when they’re young, we give them an opportunity to make an even bigger impact toward finally achieving societal equity.”
*If we are unable to raise $25,000 in gifts before December 31, 2021, all contributions will be used to provide immediate support for the Jindal Young Scholars Program.