“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern Virginia and around the country?
UNCF Washington is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.
Northern Virginia. Baltimore. Montgomery County. Prince George’s County. The District of Columbia. The UNCF Washington area office is out in those communities making a difference. Each year, generous corporations, foundations, organizations and hundreds of everyday folks from the community help our students recognize their dreams of a college education.
Washington, DC Students: Join us for our virtual Empower Me Tour!
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, 2020
The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) was created to empower a movement among young people, motivating them toward academic excellence, personal responsibility and fiscal health through relevant program content and community engagement. UNCF and education professionals visit participating college campuses and present workshops and guidance to students who wish to get a head-start on their college and career planning.
Register here for the Virtual Platform
Apply for the Merit Scholarship by Nov. 11.
Did you know?
- The students UNCF traditionally serves are from low- to moderate-income families and are often the first in their family to attend college. More than 50 percent of our scholars come from families with incomes under $30,000 per year.
- Prince George’s County, MD, is the site of the first Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Breakfast hosted by UNCF—a celebration started in 1983, well before the holiday was nationally recognized.
- Northern Virginia boasts some of our strongest supporters from the faith community, led by Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.
Washington, DC-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight
The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.
Related News and Events
Every year UNCF raises funds to empower thousands of deserving students to earn college degrees at their national A Mind Is…® Gala. Last March, all 37 presidents of UNCF–member colleges and universities, civic leaders and national celebrities dined and celebrated in Washington, DC. Special guest Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives shared some words of appreciation prior to the event in honor of U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who both were awarded the UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Award, recognizing their courageous sacrifices and steadfast commitment to serve the country. >> Read More