PIMCO is a leading global asset management firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. As one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.02 trillion in assets. PIMCO specializes in investments and solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. Since 1971, PIMCO has led the investment industry in innovation and expertise to institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors. 

PIMCO’s mission is to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering people, diversity of thought, and commitment to inclusion of culture to engage with global communities. That is why PIMCO launched PIMCO Black, a dedicated team to support the growth and development of black professionals at all stages of their careers. Their inaugural PIMCO Black Scholarship was created to encourage Black and/or African American students who have an interest in investment management to pursue their goals through continued education. 

About the PIMCO Black Scholarship
The PIMCO Black Scholarship will award 2 undergraduate freshman or sophomore students and 2 first year MBA, Masters or PhD students $20,000 to continue their education. Scholarship awards will be based on each candidate’s ability to demonstrate diversity and inclusion leadership, financial need, and exhibit PIMCO core values- collaboration, openness, excellence, responsibility.

Application Process
You will be required to submit a resume and complete an application and questionnaire.

Scholarship questionnaire includes a short answer: Explain your most significant extracurricular activities and leadership roles you’ve held from the past 2 years (250 words or less).


• Undergraduates currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university as sophomore or freshmen, in good academic standing.

• MBA or Masters students entering the 1st year of their U.S.-based program in Fall 2021. Proof  of admittance & intention to attend will be required.

• Ph.D. students currently enrolled at U.S. institutions in good standing.

Apply for the 2021 PIMCO Black Scholarship – Pre-MBA 

Apply for the 2021 PIMCO Black Scholarship – Undergraduate

The application deadline is May 2nd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST