UNCF/Koch Scholars Program Graduate Application

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Thank you for your interest in the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program.  The applications are currently being processed and applicants will be notified of their status by mid-September. 


UNCF has collaborated with Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation to support educational opportunities for African-American students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program provides academic support, mentoring and networking opportunities, and scholarships to exemplary students with an interest in the study of how entrepreneurship, economics and innovation contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities and society.

To be considered for a Koch Scholars Program Graduate Scholarship, an applicant must be:

* African American

* Applying to, admitted to, or enrolled in a full-time master's, Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree program and pursuing one of the seven (7) eligible disciplines (Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, History, Philosophy or Political Science) at the eligible Institutions. (See the eligible Institutions listing in the Eligibility Requirements section)

* A student with a minimum GPA of 3.0

* A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Applications must be submitted with the following items before or by the deadline:

1. Online Student Application which includes:

a) Resume/C.V.;

b) Dissertation Research Proposal (only applicable for Doctoral Candidates only);

c) Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (copy of birth certificate, U.S. Passport, Resident Alien Card); and

d) Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institution.

2. Three Recommendation Forms:

a) One Graduate Advisor Recommendation; and

b) Two Other Educator Recommendations

Please note the following guidelines on "How to invite References/Recommenders?"

Recommendations from three individuals are required for a complete application. All three Recommendation Forms must be submitted before or by the deadline.

In order to give recommenders the maximum amount of time to submit their recommendations, you should enter all information for your recommenders (Name and E-mail) as early as possible. This Application System will remind you to "Invite References" until you've invited all your necessary recommenders. This generates an e-mail to each recommender notifying them of your application and request for their recommendation. They should log on to the website and register as a reference using the invitation code and information contained in the e-mail, then cut and paste a letter of recommendation for you into the Essay text box.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, feel free to e-mail us at scholarships@uncf.org or call us at (202) 810-0258.


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