Music for the Movement HBCU Scholarship Program 2021

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GRAMMY®-nominated and acclaimed rap artist Cordae has partnered with Disney Dreamers Academy, held at Walt Disney World, and ESPN’s The Undefeated to award scholarships to youth from underrepresented communities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Pursuing dreams and having goals were imperative to Cordae and his vision, which ultimately led to his desire to want to fund a scholarship program.

Disney Dreamers Academy and The Undefeated share Cordae’s passion to impact young people in realizing their dreams and providing underrepresented youth with an opportunity for higher education. Cordae is a featured artist on the Music For The Movement Volume III – Liberated which was released back in June. His song, “What’s Life,” also features GRAMMY® - and Academy Award®-winner Common, and is a celebration of what’s really important in life – family, friends, loved ones, chasing dreams, having goals and living life to its fullest potential.

Cordae, The Undefeated and Disney Dreamers Academy are proud to partner with UNCF to support needed academic scholarships for youth attending HBCUs.

The Music for the Movement HBCU Scholarship Program is a postsecondary, need-based, renewable scholarship program supported by Atlantic Records artist, Cordae, The Undefeated, and Disney Dreamers Academy.  Music for the Movement HBCU Scholarship Program is committed to support college access, persistence and completion for freshmen attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the fall of 2021.

Students will be awarded for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on the 4.0 scale.
  2. Must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year.
  3. Must have demonstrated unmet financial need, verified by the student’s college or university’s financial aid office.
  4. Must be a freshman student enrolled full-time or admitted to a HBCU (Historically Black College or University).

Preference will be given to first-generation college students.

Application Requirements: 

  1. Applicants must submit via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal by September 30, 2021.  All parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
  2. Essay – Applicants must submit a one-page personal statement online, regarding the student’s career goal interest.
  3. Applicants must submit a copy of their 2021-2022 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal.
  4. Applicants must submit a copy of their college / university admissions letter to a U.S.- located, four-year, accredited HBCU.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who submit complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions approximately 8 weeks after the application due date.

If you have questions or comments about the application, contact Yvonne Nash (





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