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For Parents

As parents, we have big dreams for our children, especially when it comes to their education. And no one is dreaming bigger than UNCF, the nation’s largest minority education organization. Each year, we support more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities.

But our efforts don’t stop there. From fighting for education reform to lobbying on Capitol Hill, from building the K-12 college pipeline to strengthening our member colleges and universities, UNCF is leading the way in creating better futures for us all.


You Play an Important Role in Your Child's Education

As a parent, you want what's best for your child. But sometimes it's hard to know how to support your child's learning. These tips can help.

Parent's Checklist

Funding Your Student's Degree

As a parent, navigating the college application process can be daunting. You don’t want to limit options, but yet need to be realistic with your child’s expectations. While attending college is a big step toward independence for your child, you still play a key role in guiding your child as they make crucial decisions about their future. So what steps do you need to take to get your child ready for college?  Visit for a list of articles and suggestions to help parents and guardians navigate the way to getting to and through college.


Funding Your Degree

A Top-Notch Education

In 2013, HBCUs generated 25 percent of all the bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics earned by African Americans. See more great reasons to choose an HBCU.

Why Choose an HBCU?