Meet Miss National UNCF

Miss National UNCF helps raise awareness of HBCUs.

The Miss National UNCF Coronation is the final major event of the annual NAC Conference. The ceremony takes place in an atmosphere of grace and dignity, where the UNCF college presidents of the participating institutions escort their respective Miss UNCF candidates. The events of the evening include a choreographed production number with all candidates, presentation of NPAC awards, installation of officers, the previous Miss National UNCF's “final walk,” and special recognition for other NPAC participants. The climax of the evening is the presentation of Miss National UNCF and her court, who have been selected on the basis of funds raised at their respective institutions. 

Miss UNCF candidates are selected in part on the basis of funds raised at institutions they represent. 

Scholarships for Miss National UNCF and her court are awarded to the winners:

  • Miss National UNCF          $3,000
  • First Runner-Up                 $2,000
  • Second Runner-Up            $1,500
  • Third Runner-Up                $1,000


Meet Miss National UNCF

Wiley College junior Erica Deshon Hall is Miss National UNCF 2017. Hall was crowned during the UNCF Leadership Conference in February.

Hall is a native of Fort Worth, TX. She is majoring in sociology at Wiley College in Marshall, TX. Active in campus life, she is a member of the Wildcats Cheer team, Emerging Leaders, Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Wiley College Pre-Alumni Council.  She also serves as vice president of the junior class.

As Miss National UNCF, Hall will continue to raise awareness about why historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) matter, the high quality education students receive at HBCUs, and the importance of community support to help students afford the cost of attending college.

Miss UNCF candidates are selected on the basis of funds raised at institutions they represent. Miss National UNCF is the representative of the institution that raises the largest amount of funds per capita in odd years and the largest amount raised regardless of per capita in even years. 

--biography courtesy Wiley College