UNCF/BEST BUY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
INVITATION ONLY to HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN A BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER OR BEST BUY ACADEMIC PARTNER PROGRAM.
The UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program is a multi-year partnership that seeks to achieve the following:
- Reduce financial barriers to a college degree for low-income students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.
- Create a pipeline of college-educated minority professionals poised to assume fulfilling careers in the consumer electronics retail industry
- *Scholarship - Up to $10,000 per academic year, renewable for up to 3 years
- *College Success Coach – aimed at supporting the student’s academic progress and professional development
- *Online Learning Community – online resources to empower and prepare scholars for academic and personal/professional success
- *Early Career Coaching
- *Best Buy E-Mentor
- *Attendance at UNCF Student Leadership Conference – if selected as a Best Buy Intern
- *Possible Internship Opportunities at Best Buy – Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN
- *Active high school participant at a Best Buy Teen Tech Center or strategic Best Buy non-profit partner
- *U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- *Any race or ethnicity, with preference given to BIPOC and underrepresented minorities
- *Apply as a high school senior
- *Intention to enroll full-time at any two-year or four-year college or university with preference given to students enrolling at HBCUs
- *Possess a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale
- *Have a demonstrated, unmet need as verified by their college or university for the 2023-2024 academic year
- *Open to all majors
- *The recommendation must be submitted by a Tech Center Coordinator, or Career Pathways Facilitator.
- *Must complete the online application - Click the "Apply" tab above to get started!
- *Must upload current high school transcript.
- *Simultaneously complete college application and enrollment requirements
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