The Business Class Scholarship Program

Business Class hosts a Scholarship Program aimed to expand access to business education to founders from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups, including the BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities.

Our digital entrepreneurship program kicks off on May 1st and we’ve committed to awarding $200,000 in scholarships by providing lifetime Business Class access to 100 promising founders and founders-to-be.

Spring 2023 scholarship applications are now closed.


What is Business Class?

Business Class is a comprehensive 10-week digital program founded and led by serial entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Sophia Amoruso.

The next journey begins in May.

Here’s a peek into your itinerary:

  • Flight 1: Identify and learn how to leverage your personal strengths to supercharge your business.
  • Flight 2: Map your competitors, discover and meet your ideal customer, and learn how to make them paying customers.
  • Flight 3: Build an iconic brand identity — everything from brand voice to visuals — that marketers only dream of.
  • Flight 4: Walk into your next accounting and legal meetings with confidence by understanding the most important aspects of business legal and finance.
  • Flight 5: Market like a pro — from publicity to ads to content and everything in between.
  • Flight 6: Craft a compelling end-to-end customer experience that drives cult-like loyalty.
  • Flight 7: Become a great leader that will attract, hire, and retain great talent and build a happy culture.

The best part? When you get your ticket, you'll gain lifetime access to the program and The Lounge, our exclusive online community created just for Business Class students.


Who is Business Class for?

Business Class is for you if:

  • You’ve started your business! It could be just you or you might have a few people who work with you, but you’ve gotten started.
  • You’re doing too much! You know you need help, but you’re not really sure where to go.
  • You want to scale and grow but you’re not sure how and you’re not sure of what steps to take.

Business Class is not for you if:

  • You have no idea what you want to do! If you’re in the very early stages, that’s okay, but this program won’t help you figure out what you want to do for your biz (that’s another program!).
Do I qualify to apply for this scholarship?
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This program is for founders and founders-to-be from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups, including the BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities. If you have an existing business or business idea, Business Class is for you! To be considered for a scholarship, entrants must: (i) be the age of eighteen (18) or older; (ii) self-identify as an entrepreneur or business founder from an underrepresented group; and (iii) submit a written response to the scholarship application.

When is the application due?
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Applications must be submitted via digital form by Friday, April 7th, at 11:59 pm PT. Applications submitted by any other method or past the due date will not be considered.

How many scholarships will you award?
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We will award at least 100 scholarships. The maximum number of scholarship seats we will award is not predetermined. Blow us away!

How will you select the scholarship recipients?
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Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel of Business Class team members and colleagues. Applications will be assessed based on business concept and vision. Decisions on who to award scholarships to is subjective and final. No purchase is necessary to receive a scholarship.

When will I be notified if I have been selected to receive a scholarship?
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Recipients will be notified no later than Tuesday, April 18, 2023, via the email address provided in the application.