UNCF Black Educators Scholarship

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 August 18, 2022                       Application opens.

September 29, 2022                 Application closes.

The UNCF Black Educators Scholarship Program is a need-based, competitive  renewable scholarship program. 

This opportunity is open to undergraduate 3rd-year (Junior) students majoring in education who are enrolled full-time at a UNCF member college or university, or any other four-year accredited HBCU.

Scholarship recepients will receive an award of $2,500 for the 2022-2023 academic year, with an opportunity to renew the award for one more year based on the availability of funds and the student must meet the eligibility criteria during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a full-time student attending a UNCF member college or university, or any other accredited four-year HBCU;
  2. Be classified as a junior majoring in education for the 2022-2023 academic year;
  3. Possess a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  4. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form for the 2022-2023;
  5. Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.

Application Requirements

  •  Submit an online application for the program before the application deadline;
  • non-relative must create a UNCF account and submit an online letter of recommendation; 
  • Write a one-page essay providing a personal statement of career interest (see application for details);
  • Upload an official or unofficial current academic transcript.

All application materials must be received by the deadline, September 29, 2022.

Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions within 8 weeks after the application closing date.

 For account login issues, call a UNCF representative at 202-810-0258 Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

 For scholarship application questions, contact Martha Bryant (martha.bryant@uncf.org). 

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