Adidas Black and LatinX Community Scholarship Program (Phase 1) 2021

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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Paying for a postsecondary education is often the greatest hurdle to access, especially for low-income, first-generation students.

Removing this financial barrier through scholarship assistance helps alleviate the distraction that financial uncertainty may pose to these bright young creators who have worked hard to earn college admission.  adidas, in partnership with UNCF, seeks to remedy the educational disparities and lack of opportunities that plague far too many underrepresented students, and threatens to deny them the transformational prospects that a postsecondary education can provide students, their families, communities and nation.

The adidas Black and LatinX Scholarship Program is a postsecondary scholarship designed to meet the unmet financial need of underrepresented African American/Black and LatinX students interested in enrolling full-time at traditional and non-traditional postsecondary schools.  

Student applicants for the Program must meet the following criteria:
* Must be African American/Black and/or LatinX.
* Must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
* Must be a 2020 or 2021 graduating senior from a U.S.-located high school.
* Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
* Must enroll as a full-time, first-year student in fall 2021, attending at a U.S.-located, accredited postsecondary:

* Four-year college or university (Preference for Enrollment at a four-year, accredited HBCU)
* Community college
* Trade/technical school
* Certificate program

* Must demonstrate need as determined by the student’s FAFSA and the financial aid office of the student's college or university of enrollment.

*Declare no interest or intent to play National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) varsity sports.


Phase 1:

Applicants must submit via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal (all parts of the application must be completed):

* Provide standard information:

* Ethnic/Racial identity, residency status, country of citizenship

* Education level, name of high school attended, classification, GPA, date of graduation, intended postsecondary school, type of postsecondary school.

*A statement of the applicant’s high school extracurricular activities, honors, awards and community service.

*The applicant’s GPA and a copy of the high school transcript (Does not have to be the final transcript) 

*Financial Aid Information:  Applicant must submit a copy of the applicant's 2021-2022 SAR (FAFSA Student Aid Report) and college financial aid award letter if issued by the applicant’s college or university.

*IMPORTANT:  File your 2021-2022 FAFSA by May 24, 2021 if you have not done so already.

Eligible applicants will be invited to move on to Part 2 of the application in June 2021.  

Phase 2:

Applicants must submit via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal (all parts of the application must be completed):

*Applicant's letter of admission to a college, university, trade/technical school, or certificate program

*A statement describing the applicant's extracurricular activities, honors and awards, and community service.

*The applicant's final transcript from their high school of graduation.

*The applicant's 2021-2022 SAR (FAFSA Student Aid Report) with the application.

*A recommendation from a non-family member.  

*A video submission of no more than two (2) minutes in length that informs career interests and personal passions, motivations and sense of purpose to help assess desired characteristics (e.g., confidence, creativity, collaboration).

If you have questions or comments, contact Mrs. Neal ( ).


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