The UNCF Social Justice Scholarship is a need-based scholarship program for students who are from New York, New Jersey, Vermont or Connecticut who are committed to social justice. Although all majors are encouraged to apply, those students who are political science, criminal justice or in a course of study toward the preparation of law school will be given preference.
Applicants for the program must meet the following criteria:
*Be African American
*Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
*Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA") form and have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.
*Reside in or be a permanent resident of Connecticut, Vermont, NY or NJ. One recipient will be chosen from NY, NJ and CT or VT.
*Be a junior or senior during the time of application
Students shall submit an online application complete with:
*A letter of recommendation
*A statement of career interest that discusses your passion and committment to social justice and the study of law
*A current transcript (unofficial)
*Selected students will receive funding up to $3,000 for the 2020-21 academic year.*
Letter of Recommendation Troubleshooting
Applicants must invite recommenders to submit Letters of Recommendation during the application process. If a recommender does not receive the automated instructions via email, applicants should download the How to Write a Reference Without an Invitation Code document, found on the right side of this page, and email it to their recommender.
For questions, please email Kenya Gray