Panda Cares - UNCF Scholars Program (Phase I) 2018

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group. They are committed to serving the communities in which they operate by serving the Health and Education needs of underserved children. The Panda Cares is powered by a team of 35,000 associates in over 2,000 stores and 48 states.

Expanding its mission to higher education the Panda Cares Foundation has partnered with UNCF to create  the Panda Cares - UNCF Scholars Program. The program  will help scholars get to and through college and support student achievement and development with a renewable scholarship to 400 students. Selected students will be awarded up to $2,500 per academic year to be used to cover the unmet costs of tuition, fees, room and board.


Scholars must apply through a two-phase process.  Scholars who successfully complete the program are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in total scholarship support from the Panda Cares - UNCF Scholars Program. Scholarship renewal will be based upon scholars maintaining program eligibility requirements, as outlined below:

Phase I Eligible Students:

* Must be a graduating high school senior, enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S located four-year college or university in Fall 2018;

* Must be a resident of eligible states or territory: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico;

* Must have a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale;

* Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States;

* Must submit a completed FAFSA Student Aid Report, be Pell Grant eligible and must demonstrate unmet need; and

* Must participate in the online learning modules, to receive renewable scholarship.

UNCF will offer online learning modules and resources that will provide valuable tools and information designed to empower and prepare scholars for academic and personal success.

To be considered for this opportunity, students must submit:

Complete a student application which includes:

* Extracurricular activities/Leadership Roles

* Honors and Awards

* Community Service

* Copy of most recent FAFSA Student Aid Report

 

After completion of Phase I, applicants will receive information regarding Phase II requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Jordan.

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