The Arthur and Evonne Whitmore Scholarship 2021

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Program Description

This merit scholarship opportunity is made available by the generous support of the HBCU Legacy Foundation in memory of Arthur and Evonne Whitmore.  The application is open to full-time enrolled Black students attending a UNCF Member HBCU.  Scholarship recipients will receive a $2,933.32 merit scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant must identify as Black.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a UNCF Member HBCU.

Application Requirements:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a non-relative
  2. A one-page personal statement of career interest
  3. A most recent official or unofficial legible academic transcript.
  4. A completed application must be submitted and received through the UNCF scholarship application portal by the application deadline to be considered for this scholarship.

Essay Prompt:

Write a one-page essay using a maximum of 500 words to convey any or all of the following:

  1. What details of your life (personal or family, history, people, or events) have shaped you or influenced your goals?
  2. When did you become interested in this field? What have you learned about the career or yourself that has stimulated your interest in the career field?
  3. How did you learn about this field?  Were you exposed to classes, readings, work, or conversations with people?
  4. What personal characteristics (for example, integrity, compassion, or persistence) do you possess that would improve your prospects for success in the field or profession? Is there a way to demonstrate or document that you have these characteristics?

Letter of Recommendation Guidance

  1. An online submitted reference is required to complete this application.
  2. The reference must be made through the online application system
  3. The reference must be received by the application deadline date.
    1. Enter the recommender’s name and email into the application as early as possible
    2. Determine if your reference receives the invitation link.
  4. If the reference does not receive the link
    1. Provide the reference your registration id (without hyphen)
    2. Provide the reference your First and Last name (case and space sensitive)
  5. Reference instructions can be found in the supporting documents of this application.

Non-selected applicants who have submitted complete applications will receive a notification within eight weeks after the application closing date.

For assistance with submitting the reference or application, contact a UNCF Scholarships and Programs representative at 202-810-0258.  The hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM ET.

For specific questions about The Arthur and Evonne Whitmore Scholarship, contact Martha Bryant ( 

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