Melissa Washington Small Business Award

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020


  1. Application will be open from April 1 to June 1, 2020.
  2. If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.
  3. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be rated, so please ensure application package is complete and all requested documents are attached.
  5. You will be notified by phone, mail or email regarding the status of your application.
  6. Awards will be up to $5,000 and will be up to the discretion of the awards committee and Board of Directors.


Purpose:  Melissa Washington Annual Small Business Award is for a woman veteran to start or expand her business.


Criteria:  This application is open to any woman who has served or is currently serving in the US military.


If you are a finalist, you must:

  • Provide proof of military service.
  • Agree to attend the Unconference, October 23-25, 2020 at the Tropicana Resort, Las Vegas.

The MWSBA application is now closed.