8 Virginia Union University Graduating women celebrating


UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding.

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

We also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars ProgramUNCF/Koch Scholars Program, K-12 Education Fellowship and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program.


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UNCF Scholarship Alumni

“I owed a balance to my school that needed to be paid by the beginning of the year and my family and I had no idea where it was coming from. Then, we got a call that I was awarded a UNCF scholarship, and that allowed me to continue school. I will graduate from Virginia Union in May 2018. One day, I plan to become a principal and to be a member on the school board.” —Tiara Gerald, Virginia Union University

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Scholarship of the Month

2023-2024 EA Madden Scholarship Program

The EA Madden Scholarship Program is a merit scholarship and professional development program that supports educational growth and career development training, offering an award of up to $12,000 for students attending Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T University, Florida A&M University, Prairie View University, or Southern University and A&M College.

Closes Dec. 21

Remember: Complete all steps for the applications! You will not be considered for a scholarship, internship or program until you submit all the information and essays the application requires.