Reckitt Scholars

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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In partnership with UNCF, the Reckitt Scholarship program was established to provide need-based scholarship assistance to support access and persistence to and through college for underrepresented current first-year college students-class of 2024 (meaning you will be a sophomore in the Fall Term of 2021).

Candidates must be rising sophomores, who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare, public health, nutrition, and other healthcare-related STEM fields. Additionally, at the time of completing the application, candidates must be attending an accredited, U.S.-located four-year college or university. For renewal, students must continue to meet the specified criteria.

Program Features:

In addition to renewal scholarship assistance, the Reckitt Scholarship program includes the following:

*A dedicated UNCF College Success Coach.

Program Requirements:

The application is now open for the 2021-2022 academic year and students will be awarded in the Fall Term of 2021. Application for the program must meet the following requirements:

*Possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

*Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

*Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by your college or university.

*Be a citizen, national, permanent resident, or designated DACA ("Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals") recipient of the U.S.

*Be enrolled as a full-time, first-year college student during the 2020-2021 academic year at a U.S.-located, four-year accredited college or university.

*Be interested in pursuing a major in furtherance of a career in healthcare, public health, nutrition and/or other healthcare-related STEM fields.

Application Process:

For consideration, application must be submitted online and include the following:

1. A current copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy can be submitted).

2. An online recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor or community leader (letters from a family member or a friend is unacceptable). Please use the recommendation instructions located to the right for further assistance.

3. A full copy of the 2021-2022 school year student aid report (SAR), if you're a designated DACA student, please upload a statement saying that you're a designated DACA student.

4. Respond to essay prompt regarding career interests in healthcare, public health, nutrition and/or other STEM fields, and why.

Preferences shall be given to the following candidates:

1. Students who self-identify as Black or African American.

2. Students who are designated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

3. Students who are a first-generation college student.

4. Students who reside or are a permanent resident, at the time of selection, in one of the following cities in the United States:

*Atlanta, GA

*Belle Mead, NJ

*Bentonville, AR

*Cincinnati, OH

*Evansville, IN

*Harrisburg, PA

*Las Vegas, NV

*Minneapolis, MN

*Montvale, NJ

*Mount Vernon, IN

*Nashville, TN

*Parsippany, NJ

*Salt Lake City, UT

*St. Peters, MO

Zeeland, MI

For assistance on how to submit a reference form, please click on the link under the Supporting Documents.

For more information, please contact Yves Pierre at 




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