Octavia Butler Scholarship Program

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”Octavia Butler is really the perfect embodiment of what I hope to help "sow" through the scholarship.”

UNCF is pleased to announce the Octavia Butler Scholarship Program, designed to provide support for Black junior and senior students with a concentration in creative arts, public policy or public service, or agricultural and sustainability, who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer. 

Applicants for this program must meet the following criteria:

* Possess a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale

* Complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid ("FAFSA") form.

* Have a demonstrated unmet, financial need as verified by their college or university

* Have a degree major in creative arts, public policy, public service, or agricultural and sustainability 

* Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer

* Be a full-time junior or senior student, during the 2022-2023 academic year, who is attending any UNCF-member institution, HBCU, or an accredited 4-year institution.

To complete this application, you will need to:

* Complete the online application

* Submit a 500-700 word essay answering the following question.  "How has the current movement for racial justice affected the way you see the world as an LGBTQ+ person?"

* Provide an unofficial or official transcript

 Direct any questions or concerns to Jeff Darden II at jeff.darden@uncf.org

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