Sam's Club Scholars Program 2021

In partnership with UNCF, Sam's Club has developed the Sam's Club Scholars Program to provide need-based scholarships to sophomores and juniors at UNCF member institutions. Preference will be given to students pursuing study in the area of business administration, e.g., management, marketing, accounting, finance, or merchandising.  This one-time scholarship opportunity is open to students who are enrolled as undergraduates in the fall of 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-22 academic year.
  3. Have a demonstrated unmet financial need.
  4. Be a sophomore or junior enrolled at any UNCF member college or university

Preference will be given to students pursuing study in the area of business administration, e.g., management, marketing, accounting, finance, or merchandising.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online by the due date, and must include:

  1. A current academic transcript.
  2. A 1-page personal statement of career goals/interests.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a non-relative.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions approximately 6-8 weeks after the application closes.

Personal Statement Guidance

The applicant's personal statement must be a 1-page (300-500 words) essay about their career goals/interests. Clear, collaborative, and forthright.

  1. Acting with integrity in all areas of their life.
  2. Showing a drive for continuous learning and development.
  3. Continuously challenging their assumptions and exploring new alternatives.

Letter of Recommendation Guidance

One letter of recommendation (LOR) is required to complete this application. The recommender must not be related to the applicant. The LOR must be made through the online Applicant System and must be received by the application due date. Emailed LORs will not be accepted.

Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the LOR by entering all recommender information (name and email) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the LOR in the Applicant System. Applicants will receive "Invite References" reminders until a recommender is invited.

 

 If you have any questions or comments please contact Steven Campbell, scampbell@uncf.org.

 

 

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