UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program 2020

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FOR 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 $20,000 per academic year, renewable for three 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 success

* Early Career Coaching

* Attendance at UNCF Student Leadership Conference

* Best Buy E-Mentor

* Possible Internship Opportunities at Best Buy Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN

SELECTION CRITERIA

* Active High school participant at a Best Buy Teen Tech Center or strategic Best Buy non-profit partner

*Be a U.S citizen of any race or ethnicity, with preference given to BIOPOC or underrepresented minorities

*Intention to enroll full-time at any two-year or four-year college or univerisity with preference given to students enrolling at HBCUs

*Possess a minimum cumalative grade point average of 2.5 (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale

*Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA")

*Open to all Majors- with the exception of majors focusing on career paths to become doctors, nurses, vets or teachers

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

* Must submit a personal essay that describes your career goals and aspirations.

* The recommendation must be submitted by a Tech Center Coordinator, or Career Pathways Facilitator.

* Must upload current high school transcript.

* Must complete the online application - Click the "Apply" tab above to get started!

***Preference will be given to students intending to enroll at HBCU's***

QUESTIONS?

Contact Crystal Terry - crystal.terry@uncf.org

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