Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala

The Annual Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala is an inspiring evening of recognition by CLD, education, business, corporate, and community leaders who come together to celebrate the accomplishments of minority professionals, community leaders and CLD scholars.

CLD students who have achieved distinction by being awarded scholarships from educational institutions for reaching their intellectual and academic potential are recognized. Over $4.6 million in full and partial scholarship dollars were awarded to CLD Alumni in 2022. Over $30 million in scholarships have been awarded to CLD students since 2004. 

Local corporations, organizations, and educational institutions realize the opportunity to honor talented minority men and women who demonstrate excellence in their profession or community. CLD invites you to nominate outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in the following categories.

  • Achievement in Arts and Entertainment
  • Achievement in Business and Industry – All business categories
  • Achievement in Education – Public or Private Education (K-12 and Postsecondary)
  • Achievement in Entrepreneurship
  • Achievement in Professions
  • Achievement in Public and Community Service
  • Achievement in Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • “Up & Coming” Achiever – Recognition of talented individuals who show the promise of achievement and are age 35 or younger

The nomination deadline is January 26, 2023.


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Indiana Convention Center

5:45 PM – Sagamore Ballroom doors open
6:00-8:20 PM – Dinner and Program

Sponsor the Awards Gala

Sponsor the 43rd Annual Minority Achievers Awards to support a one-of-a-kind event and the mission of advancing African American youth to be future professional, business and community leaders.

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Reserve your seat for the 43rd Annual Minority Achievers Awards to celebrate the achievements of Indy’s top minority leaders and CLD scholars.

42nd Annual Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala Photo Gallery