UNCF Empower Me Tour Offers Participants Info, Acceptances and Scholarships in One Day
You may get the opportunity to hear about some of the best HBCUs in America and get accepted on the spot!
The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT), a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow presented by Target, is on the road and helping students get to and through college. The tour was created nine years ago by founding sponsor Wells Fargo to inspire students to take control of their futures by pursuing a four-year college degree and graduating with an education that prepares them for personal responsibility and careers in the 21st century. “Getting students of color to and through college is an attainable goal that UNCF is making a reality through programs such as EMT,” said Paulette Jackson, vice president of national development.
Each year, UNCF-member institutions send representatives to Empower Me Tour events. Last year, nearly $4 million in scholarships were awarded by UNCF-member institutions during UNCF’s EMT.
EMT participants are given an opportunity to attend HBCU workshops with award-winning speakers, presenters, and recruiters, who often offer onsite admissions and academic scholarships on the spot. Many of the tour stops also offer parent sessions the day before the student sessions. Parents and guardians receive expert tips on how to financially prepare for their student’s higher education journey.
EMT stops offer information and workshops for college-bound high school students. The sessions are free, but registration is required. Visit UNCF.org/EMT for more details, or click the event in your city to register.
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