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UNCF General Scholarship

Offered by UNCF

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 9, 2023
Multiple awards worth

Varies

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a full-time student at a UNCF Member College or University with demonstrated financial need? If so, you may be eligible for some of the many available UNCF Scholarships! There are a variety of scholarships available, with varying criteria and award amounts. The scholarships are offered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), an organization with a mission to “build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.” We encourage interested students to visit the UNCF Scholarship homepage throughout the academic year and apply to all scholarship programs whose criteria match your academic profile. 

If you do fit the criteria for any of the scholarships, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The UNCF General Scholarship application is open to students currently enrolled full-time at any UNCF Member University. However, bear in mind that each individual scholarship has unique eligibility requirements. Below are just the minimum eligibility requirements for the UNCF scholarships.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA

2.5

Race/Ethnicity

Black/African

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the FAFSA and submit an online application as well as the below application materials. Some of the individual UNCF scholarships may require additional application materials.

Essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact UNCF at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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