Cox Enterprises Scholarship Program 2021

Applicants for the Cox Enterprises Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident who is an underrepresented minority.

• Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form.

• Have a demonstrated, unmet need as verified by their college or university; and

• Be a student in good academic and personal standing who is enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student at any UNCF member institution.

Preference shall be given to applicants pursuing majors in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), computer science, computer programming, or digital communications.

Application Requirements: 

  1. Applicants must submit via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal by December 6, 2021.  All parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
  2. One letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  3. Essay – Applicants must submit a one-page personal statement online, regarding the student’s career goal interest.

Letter of Recommendation Guidance


  1. One letter of recommendation (LOR) is required to complete this application. The recommender must not be a family member / relative. The LOR must be made through the UNCF online Application System and must be received by the application due date. Emailed LORs will not be accepted.
  2. 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. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions within 8 weeks after the application due date.

Please contact Yvonne Nash ( if you have questions or comments.  

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