The UNCF Rising Stars Scholarship in Partnership with Target 2014

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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Are you an innovator who has created the next BIG idea? Have you answered the call to service by becoming a leader dedicated to helping your campus or your area community? Are you mentoring young students? Are you accomplished in science, technology, engineering or math?  Then we want to know your story!

UNCF is looking for students attending a UNCF member college or university who have made the commitment to excel as leaders in the classroom and who make a difference in their campus and/or local communities.  We are also looking for students who love scientific discovery, playing with mathematical ideas, and gearing up to make the next generation of discoveries in technology and engineering.  If that sounds like you, we are inviting you to become a UNCF Rising Star Scholar and receive a $25,000 scholarship. If you are selected, you will also be featured in the UNCF television special, UNCF An Evening of Stars (AEOS).

Rising Star Students inspire us – telling your story can inspire a generation. 

The UNCF Rising Stars is a scholarship opportunity for current sophomores who will be juniors in the fall 2014, and who are enrolled at any of the 37 UNCF member colleges or universities. The scholarship program provides a total award of $25,000 over 2 years ($12,500/for the junior and senior academic year) commencing in the fall 2014. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:


Rising Stars Applicants:


1.  Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

2.  Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (Required for need based programs)

3.  Must be a rising junior at a UNCF member Historically Black College or University at the time of application

4.  Must be U.S. citizens


Additional information:

Applicants must submit 2 references

Applicants must complete an essay in which they demonstrate evidence of community service

Applicants can major in any discipline they choose

Applicants must submit a transcript at the time of application

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