Scholarships for HCBU Students Still Available During Shutdowns

College life may be very different at the moment, and it may seem as though our attention is exclusively on the adjustments needed to steer us through the COVID-19 crisis, but UNCF remains focused on the future. Even though you’re not on campus, deadlines for scholarships are still proceeding on normal timelines and several are due in November.

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 is 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.

Cooper Industries
The scholarship supports engineering and business students at accredited 4-year colleges and universities for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Closes Nov. 3.

Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship
The program is for Design, Fashion Design, Retail or Retail Management majors who are  current sophomores, juniors, or seniors attending an HBCU. Closes Nov. 5.

Charleston Family Trust Scholarship
This $3,000 scholarship was established in memory of Thomas and Lulu Charleston, as a tribute to their value of education, honesty, hard work, and self-reliance. Open to students in a four-year college. Closes Nov. 12.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship Fund
The program provides need-based scholarships to qualified African American  juniors who are Accounting, Business or  Finance majors at accredited four-year HBCUs. Closes Nov. 16.

Comerica Charitable Foundation Scholarship
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate accounting, business, business-related or finance majors in certain market areas in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan or Texas. Closes Nov. 17.

Crown Castle Opportunity Scholarship Program
Selected scholars will each receive a $10,000 annual academic scholarship, renewable for up to one year for college juniors from all academic majors, with priority given to applicants with majors that position them to apply to Crown Castle-led internship and rotational programs. Closes Nov. 23.

Wm. Wrigley Foundation Scholarship
The program is for undergraduate students in UNCF-member schools, majoring in engineering, business, finance, accounting, chemistry, economics, computer science or marketing. Closes Nov. 23.

Liberty Mutual Insurance LEADA@Liberty Scholarship (Massachusetts)
The program is for full time first-year, students pursuing a degree at a Greater Boston, MA community college. Closes Nov. 23.

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Benedict College


Nestle USA UNCF Scholarship
The program provides need-based scholarships to sophomore and junior students at HBCUs majoring in food-related fields (culinary arts, food science, etc.) and/or business-related fields. Closes Nov. 30.

DTE Energy Foundation Scholarship (Michigan)
The scholarship is open to sophomores or juniors from Michigan, majoring in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, information technology, or business. Closes Nov. 30.

American Honda Foundation Scholarship (Southern California)
The program is open to male students of color majoring in a STEM field. Closes Nov. 30.

Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage”
This program is for undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the UNCF-member institutions.  Developed by Spike Lee to increase the awareness about the life and contributions of Malcolm X within society, the program will provide scholarship support for students who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education.  Closes Nov. 30.

UNCF General Scholarship Application is open!

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Virginia Union Univ.

The UNCF General Application is used to establish an applicant pool of potentially eligible students for ongoing scholarship opportunities that are unpublished and do not require an online application. Apply by March 31, 2021.

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