37 Students Chosen as Achievement Capstone Program Awardees
UNCF has announced the inaugural recipients of the UNCF Achievement Capstone Program, each receiving a $2,500 award to pay an unmet undergraduate balance or finance an advanced degree. The new program, administered by UNCF and underwritten by the National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), honors and grants financial assistance to high-achieving, underrepresented college graduates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) in the United States.
“The award money that I’m receiving from UNCF is an investment in my future, and those who donate to support African American students can see a return on that investment in me,” said [UNCF-member institution] Shaw University graduate Jordan Galloway, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical biology at the University of California, Merced. >> Read More
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- This new award, a legacy of NMSC’s 50-year National Achievement® Scholarship Program, will recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of its recipients at the cum laude level or above and it will provide them with financial awards that support and encourage them in the careers on which they are about to embark.
- Benefits include a one-time award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, which can be used to retire the balance of educational costs of undergraduate study at the recipient’s institution or for future educational expenses; and participation in a Capstone Scholar Alumni community that features peer networking, graduate and professional school opportunities, career opportunities, peer interaction and more