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New Scholarship Application System is Here!

UNCF has begun transitioning from its current scholarship application system to a better, stronger, easier system. Here’s what you need to know.

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.


3 Johnson C. Smith University students talking outside on campusReady to apply now?
Don’t miss these scholarships and job opportunities that close in March!

Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines.

Get tips on how to apply for scholarships and grants.

UNCF Offers Free Webinars Highlighting Scholarships


Register for the webinar on March 14, 2023 here.

Sign up to be notified about future webinars here.


Get details here.




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

The UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

The UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship will be directed to current sophomores or juniors, who demonstrate outstanding academic performance within the various business disciplines at the targeted UNCF Institutions.

Closes Mar. 30

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.