The UNCF/Koch Scholars Program (UKSP) is designed to teach students how to develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring how the study of entrepreneurship, innovation and economics contribute to wellbeing for individuals, communities and societies. Students in eligible fields of study who are competitively selected to participate in this program may receive scholarships, exclusive access to an online learning community, mentoring opportunities and networking access that will yield a comprehensive student learning experience.
To apply for a UKSP Undergraduate Scholarship, an applicant must be:
-- African American
-- Applying to, admitted to, or enrolled in a full-time four-year college or university*
-- Pursuing one of the seven eligible disciplines: (a) Accounting, (b) Business, (c) Economics, (d) Engineering, (e) History, (f) Philosophy or (g) Political Science at an eligible institution
-- A High School Senior with a cumulative 3.0 GPA
-- A citizen or permanent resident of the United States
*Note: See the Eligible Institutions listing in the Eligibility Requirements section
UNCF/Koch Scholars applications requires two uploads:
-- High School Transcript
-- Student Aid Report
Note: A copy of your entire Student Aid Report (SAR). This multi-page document will be made available to you upon completion of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or will be available online if you filed electronically. NOTE: submit all pages, including explanatory notes. Incomplete reports cannot be considered.
In addition to completing the student application, the following must be done:
-- Obtain three references
-- Write six essays
Please note the following guidelines on "How to Invite References/Recommenders?"
Recommendations from three individuals are required for a complete application. All three Recommendation Forms must be submitted before or by the deadline.
In order to give recommenders the maximum amount of time to submit their recommendations, you should enter all information for your recommenders (name and e-mail) as early as possible. This Application System will remind you to "Invite References" until you have invited all your necessary references. This generates an e-mail to each recommender notifying them of your application and request for their recommendation. Your recommenders should log on to the website and register as a reference using the invitation code and information contained in the e-mail, then cut and paste a letter of recommendation for you into the Essay text box.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at (202) 810-0313.