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Bentley MBA ROMBA Fellowship Program

The ROMBA LGBTQ+ Fellowship is a joint effort between Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business and Reaching Out MBA Inc. (ROMBA), aimed at cultivating the next generation of LGBTQ+ business leaders. Up to two fellows are selected each year who apply during the Fall intake for the MBA or Dual Degree program. Selected fellows receive a minimum scholarship of $20,000 from Bentley, as well as additional opportunities for professional development from ROMBA.

Fellowship Details and Requirements


Up to two fellows are selected each year who apply during the Fall intake for the MBA or Dual Degree program. Selected fellows receive a minimum scholarship of $20,000 from Bentley.

Exclusive Retreat for Incoming Fellows

Fellows have the opportunity to network with a cohort of 100+ Fellows, alumni, club leaders, and corporate partners.

Special ROMBA Events

Free admission to all ROMBA events while completing the MBA program, including the Fellowship Retreat, ROMBA Conference, Out Women in Business Conference and Club Leadership Summit.

Resume Book Exposure

Fellows Resumes are compiled for top corporate partners at ROMBA so that they can be contacted for job/internship opportunities.

Leadership Opportunities

Fellows will have priority consideration for organizing team leadership opportunities including ROMBA Team, Club Leadership Summit Team and the Out Women in Business Conference Team.

Leadership/Professional Development

Fellows get special access to leadership and professional development opportunities like webinars, regional events and informal mentoring. 


  • The ROMBA fellowship application is available for the Fall application cycle up to the Priority Round 3 deadline or until two Fellows have been selected. 

  • Eligible candidates include MBA or Dual-Degree applicants who have a demonstrated history of LGBTQ+ community leadership and/or support. 

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Application Instructions

How to apply for the MBA ROMBA Fellowship

Candidates interested in this fellowship program will apply directly to the MBA or Dual Degree program through the standard Bentley Graduate Application. Interested candidates will need to submit a supplemental essay in response to: “In detail, please describe how you have contributed and/or supported the LGBTQ+ community and discuss how you plan to continue these efforts during your graduate work at Bentley University and beyond.” If you have already applied to the Bentley MBA or Dual Degree program but have not yet completed the supplemental essay, you can add it to your application here.

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Reaching Out

Reaching Out MBA's mission is to increase the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni. With 20+ year history, Reaching Out has grown to include a range of programming that educates, inspires, and connects an increasingly diverse LGBTQ+ MBA community. We invite you to join us and engage with students and alumni throughout the year.

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Kyle Mondino
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Kyle joined the Graduate Admissions team at Bentley University in April 2022. Before joining Bentley, he had worked for a tech-based startup assisting in marketing outreach, as well as internal policy and culture development centered around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Kyle is an alumni of Bentley University’s undergraduate program.

Campus Resources

Bentley's is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and offers a robust support system for the LGBTQ+ community with dedicated offices such as Equity and Inclusion, Gender and Sexuality Student Programs and Center for Women and Business. Bentley recently earned high marks for inclusivity on a national level. 

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