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For Colleges

It’s true: UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, helping more than 60,000 students attend college each year.

But did you know that we also help HBCUs and other predominantly black institutions, their students, faculty and staff? Our support comes in many different forms and includes everything from capacity building to faculty development, from scholarships to fellowships, from training to advocacy. At the heart of our efforts stands our mission, which includes building a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of African American students who have what it takes to get to and through college and ensuring that our member colleges and universities are well-prepared to help them succeed—in college and in life.

Providing operating support to our 37 member historically black colleges and universities is the core of what we do. Our support helps member schools keep tuition down to a rate that is 26 percent lower than tuition at other comparable schools. We offer grants to help build capacity, faculty development programs and assistance with teacher education programs.

Member Colleges

Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Initiative

ICE initiative is a collaborative, open source platform that impacts at the student, faculty and institutional/community levels.

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UNCF Achievement Capstone Program

Investing in the next generation of African American leadership is the goal of the UNCF Achievement Capstone Program.

Established to mark the 50-year anniversary of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s National Achievement® Scholarship Program, this new faculty-nominated scholarship offers students a one-time financial award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, which they can use to retire educational costs or pay for future educational expenses.

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