Scholarships for February at UNCF

UNCF offers national and regional scholarships and job opportunities that close in February. Apply today!

New Scholarship Application System is Here!

As of October 17, 2022, UNCF has transitioned from its current scholarship application system to a better, stronger, easier system. Here’s what you need to know.

Check out these UNCF scholarships and internships currently open for applications, and complete your application before the deadlines. Look at some of the opportunities UNCF offers high school and college students that can help you get to and through college. Visit any time to see what’s open.


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.


Legacy System Applications

UNCF Toyota Scholars Program – Internship
The purpose of the UNCF Toyota Scholars Program-Internship is to increase opportunities for additional students to join the program for internship consideration and professional development support. It offers merit-based scholarships, career readiness training, summer internship opportunities and other tools for success. Closes Feb. 9th.

Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Scholarship
Administered by UNCF, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Scholarship reflects the Foundation’s commitment to support the educational endeavors of Black college students throughout the United States.  This year, the program will award 30 need-based scholarships, up to $3,666.66, per year for two years, pending satisfaction of renewal requirements. Closes Feb. 28th.

4 students outdoors on Allen University campusEdna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents
The Edna M. Blum Endowed Scholarship for NY Residents is open to students with an unmet financial need attending colleges/universities throughout the United States. The scholarship will provide an award up to $5,000 depending on the financial need of the student as verified by the attending University or College. Closes Mar. 1st.


New System Applications

2022-2023 Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
The Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship was established to support students who are majoring in disciplines within the Arts. Mrs. Pierce had a great interest in helping deserving students who are pursuing disciplines within The Arts and Art History (excluding performing Arts). The award amount is up to $3,500.00 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Closes Feb. 2nd.

Female student receiving honors during college graduation ceremony at Bethune Cookman University2022-2023 PepsiCo Foundation-UNCF Bronx Women’s Initiative
In partnership with UNCF, PepsiCo Foundation has developed the PEPSICO FOUNDATION-UNCF BRONX WOMEN’S INITIATIVE  to provide need-based scholarships to female college students who maintain permanent residency in the Bronx, NY. This one time scholarship opportunity is open to those students who are enrolled as undergraduates in the fall of 2022. Closes Feb. 6th.

2022-2023 ESPN Rhoden Fellowship
The Rhoden Fellows will report on the many facets of life on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), essentially answering the question: What is it like to be an HBCU student in the 21st century? The fellows will serve as on-campus correspondents and will be expected to produce daily, weekly and monthly multi-media content for Andscape. Closes Feb. 7th.

Group of 6 college students at Florida Memorial University2022-2023 Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship
The Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship is open to current sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who attend an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and major in fashion, fashion marketing, textile, and apparel design, or a similar area of study. This is a need-based scholarship that will be awarded during the 2022-2023 academic year. Closes Feb. 7th.

2022-2023 Teague Internship
In partnership with UNCF, Teague offers four annual need-based scholarships to college juniors and seniors pursuing careers in design. We support equity-advancing organizations, including UNCF, by offering four annual summer internships to help students grow their design education and find opportunities to become practicing designers in the industry. Closes Feb. 9th.

Female professor at Edward Waters College graduation ceremony wearing her cap and gown2023-2024 PepsiCo Internship and Career Opportunities
UNCF seeks to continue a mutually beneficial relationship with PepsiCo. This expanded partnership is designed to attract summer interns and full-time associates. Closes Feb. 10th.

2022-2023 Exelon HBCU Corporate Scholars Program
In partnership with Exelon Business Services Company, LLC (“Exelon”), the program supports African American students attending HBCUs by providing up to four years of scholarship assistance, summer internship opportunities, and early-career readiness support to prepare for rewarding careers at Exelon and within the energy industry. Closes Feb. 15th.

2022-2023 Bimbo Bakeries Student Professional Development Program
Through our Diversity, Equity and Belonging journey, Bimbo Bakeries USA is dedicated to building a workforce, creating a work environment, and establishing a meaningful presence in Male and female Lane College students walking on campus outside talkingthe marketplace that promotes diversity, equity and belonging for our associates. This internship will introduce you to our extraordinary company, culture and brands. Closes Feb. 15th.

2022-2023 Philadelphia Flyers Rising Leaders Scholarship
The Philadelphia Flyers are the first National Hockey League team to formally partner with UNCF to create the “Philadelphia Flyers Rising Leaders Scholarship”. This is a first-of-its-kind, multi-year agreement with the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to award college academic scholarships to local, first-year college students who are involved with the sport of hockey. Closes Feb. 16th.

2022-2023 UNCF-Real Talk Drives Real Change Scholarship Program
The UNCF-Real Talk Drives Real Change Scholarship will provide a need-based scholarship to four (4) college seniors majoring in media, communications, or journalism related fields. Closes Feb. 16th.

Group of students during graduation ceremonies at Jarvis Christian College2022-2023 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. The selected recipients will be awarded during the 2022-23 Academic Year. Closes Feb. 21st.

2023-2024 UNCF Achievement Capstone Scholarship – Nomination Process
UNCF has partnered with The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to launch the UNCF Achievement Capstone Scholarship which honors and awards financial assistance to current African-American college seniors at four-year degree granting HBCU’s or Predominately Black Institutions within the 2022-23 Academic year. Closes Feb. 23rd.

Building Better Futures Grant Program
Sponsored by the American Express Foundation, the Building Better Futures Grant Program aims to support college completion and talent development of high-achieving HBCU graduates by providing grants to remove barriers as they enter the workforce. The program selects graduating seniors to receive a one-time Building Better Futures cash grant of $5,000 to assist with their post-graduation career launch transition. Closes Feb. 27th.

2022-2023 Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship
The Ahmanson Family Foundation Scholarship Program is open to undergraduate or graduate students at UNCF member schools who are from the greater Los Angeles, California area. Closes Mar. 2nd.Female Livingstone College student outside in front of statue

2022-2023 Sam’s Club Scholars Program
In partnership with UNCF, Sam’s Club has developed the Sam’s Club Scholars Program to provide need-based scholarships to sophomores and juniors at UNCF member institutions. This one-time scholarship opportunity is open to students who are enrolled as undergraduates at one of the UNCF member institutions in the current academic year of 2022-2023. Closes Mar. 7th.

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