Troy & Unnice Alley
"Giving is like a boomerang, it just keeps coming back to you"
Troy and Unnice Alley envisioned an organization that would assist deserving minority students with their education and career goals by providing scholarships, networking and career opportunities. As a result, the Alley Scholars a non-profit organization was founded in 2010. This organization is supported by the Troy and Unnice Alley Foundation along with the Gerald and Candace Alley Foundation. The Alley Scholars Summit offers personal development forums, job fairs and internship programs. It also hosts the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge Business Plan Competition which allows aspiring collegiate entrepreneurs to receive feedback from professional judges.
Over +3000 students have attended our annual summit and +$30,000 has been given out through our Shark Tank Challenge to support young minority entrepreneurship!
Things We Offer Our Scholars
Stories from Successful Scholars
Previous summit speakers have included Fortune 100 & 500 C-Suite Executives, Technological Entrepreneurs, NASA astronauts, and Professional sport franchise owners.
Our panelist lead discussions on diverse topics facing today's students transitioning into the corporate world.
Students acquire insights, motivation, and guidance in various aspects of careers progression from successful minority industry leaders
With both internship and full-time positions, our sponsored companies provide many career opportunities for our select group of scholars giving them a unique experience.
We welcome all contributions to assist in educating our deserving scholars! When you give to the Alley Scholars, you're helping shape and develop future minority world changers. Contributions regularly makes an enduring and lasting difference in the lives of deserving students around the nation. Please fill out the form below and select the patron level you would like to contribute:
A Message from Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO of Sam’s Club
The Alley Scholars Programs aspire to develop today's best and brightest minority students into tomorrow's business and engineering leaders. Our flagship program, the Alley Scholars Summit brings together select students from colleges and universities across the country and professionals across the nation to participate in leadership development workshops and networking activities. In addition, we host the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge program a competition focused on business plan development and social entrepreneurship, culminating in a presentation to venture capitalist judges. Throughout this competition selected scholars have the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial mindset and business presentation for a chance at winning monetary prizes to seed their business.
2017 Alley Scholars Summit
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
- Location: SMU Collins Center--3150 Binkley Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
- Registration Deadline: Extended to February 10, 2017
- Please Note: Students and Professional Mixers/Networkers should arrive for registration at 9:30 AM
2017 Alley Scholars Summit Final Agenda
- Strong Academic Credentials
- Keen interest in business, professional services and engineering
- Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
2017 Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge
The Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge Business Plan Competition is designed to provide collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to develop their business plan and network and with successful entrepreneurs and business professionals. This event recognizes aspiring students who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the process required in developing and implementing a new business venture.
Here is an inside peek into our Shark Tank Challenge!
2017 Shark Tank Challenge Prizes:
Campus Culture (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)
The Alley Scholars selects determined, high-quality students from universities across the nation.