Path to Diversity & Inclusion

The Mortgage Bankers Association recognizes that a strong, responsible and sustainable real estate finance industry requires a workforce that is reflective of our society at large. To facilitate diversity and inclusion among its members, MBA seeks to foster an industry that contains a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures and primary languages.

The Path to Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is designed to:

  • Advance the careers of employees from under-represented segments of the community through education, and
  • Expand the pool of qualified employees from under-represented segments of the community in the real estate finance industry.

Scholarship decisions are made based on availability of scholarship funds, with the following conditions:

Under the Path to Diversity & Inclusion Iniaitive there are two scholarships for existing industry professionals and prospective students:

Professional Development Scholarship:  existing industry professionals seeking to advance their careers will receive a voucher to cover registration fees, up to a maximum of $2,000. Learn more.

Watch Tony Thompson, CMB, on MBA's Path to Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

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This program is part of MBA's commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in attracting and developing industry talent and operates in furtherance of MBA's tax-exempt purposes, including but not limited to the purposes of "meeting the educational needs of the real estate finance industry by making available a range of educational products and services, developing more efficient mechanisms for their delivery  and performing such other activities, consistent with the Association's tax-exempt status, as are necessary and appropriate to achieve the foregoing;" Article III, Sections (e) and  (i) of the MBA Bylaws, dated October 2014.

MBA and The Path to Diversity & Inclusion Program would like to thank the following entities for their contributions to the Program:

Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA)
Marriott International, Inc.
Black Knight Financial Services
SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
First Mortgage Company, LLC
Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.
Melco Incorporated Management Services
Dynex Capital, Inc.
Pulte Mortgage, LLC
Pantheon National Title
Venta Financial Group, Inc.
Prime Source Mortgage, Inc.
Quicken Loans, Inc.
Towne Mortgage Company
VRM Mortgage Services
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Radian Guaranty, Inc.
AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, LLC
Union Home Mortgage
New American Funding