[Press Release] Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Fred McKinney, Managing Director, Tuck School of Business Minority Business Programs 603–646–9287, Frederick.W.Mckinney@tuck.dartmouth.edu. Hanover, New Hampshire — March 1, 2017

WELLS FARGO ANNOUNCES $100,000 SCHLAORSHIP FUND FOR DIVERSE BUSINESS OWNERS TO ATTEND TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAMS Wells Fargo today announced the Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses in collaboration with the Tuck School of Business. With $100,000 to fund 24 scholarships for the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Programs, certified minority, women, veteran, LGBT and disabled owned business entrepreneurs will be able to attend Tuck.

“We’re proud to continue our work with the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Program,” said Regina O. Heyward, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo Supplier Diversity. “Diverse-owned businesses create jobs and support families and communities in every small town and big city in the U.S. At Wells Fargo, we’re focused on growing diverse businesses by offering executive training, providing access to capital, and working with external organizations to broaden opportunities that will benefit diverseowned businesses, which are so vital to our country’s economy.”

Wells Fargo has set a goal of spending 15 percent of procurement dollars with certified diverse suppliers by 2020. To reach that goal, they’ve focused on two strategic areas: growing spend with certified diverse suppliers and working with business development organizations and the community to help build a strong network of diverse suppliers.

Tuck’s Minority Business Program started in 1980 and is the oldest program designed to develop diverse business owners at an academic graduate business school. Since its inception, more than 7,000 business owners have participated in the programs. “Tuck MBE Programs is very excited about this expanded relationship with Wells Fargo that allows us to bring our curriculum, faculty and 37 years of experience developing diverse businesses to even more entrepreneurs from diverse communities from across the county,” said Len Greenhalgh Faculty Director and Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Diverse business owners interested in applying for a Wells Fargo Scholarship should contact Jade Melvin at 603–646–8214 or jade.a.melvin@tuck.dartmouth.edu.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked №27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

Tuck School of Business Description
Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, the Tuck School of Business is the oldest graduate business school in the country and is consistently ranked as one of the top MBA programs in the world.