UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program 2020

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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

 PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • *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

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • *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 

 SELECTION CRITERIA

  • *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

 QUESTIONS?

Contact Crystal Terry - crystal.terry@uncf.org

 

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