Scholarships for October at UNCF

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

New Scholarship Application System is Here!

On October 17, 2022, UNCF will begin transitioning 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.



PG&E Scholars
UNCF is pleased to announce the PG&E Scholars program for high-achieving students who are residents of Northern California and pursuing STEM degrees. Apply by Oct. 17.

Sprout Social UNCF Scholarship Program
Sprout Social has partnered with UNCF to establish the Sprout Social UNCF Scholarship Program. This scholarship is focused on providing merit-based scholarships to college seniors who exemplify strong leadership abilities and demonstrate interest in computer science or software engineering. Apply by Oct. 17.

Gray Foundation Degree Completion Aid Program
The Gray Foundation is committed to expanding access to education, healthcare, and opportunity for NYC youth from low-income backgrounds. The Foundation is proud to partner with UNCF to support “last-mile” scholarships for low-income students from New York City who are in their senior year at an HBCU and are at-risk of stopping out for financial reasons. Apply by Oct. 17.

UNCF DeVry University Gateway Scholarship Program
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) DeVry Gateway Scholarship Program is focused on creating a “gateway” to continued learning and to help prepare DeVry University’s students to pursue new career opportunities in the business and technology arenas. Apply by Oct. 18.

AFLAC Foundation Scholarship
Funds granted for the UNCF/AFLAC Scholarship Program will ensure that deserving students are afforded the opportunity to earn a college degree.  The scholarship will provide eight undergraduate Georgia students with scholarships up to $3,000.00. Apply by Oct. 19.

Bayer Internship & Career OpportunitiesStudents working together on computers with professor
Bayer has over 300 locations broadly across the United States. If you have a background in Data Science Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, Industrial, Computer, Manufacturing, Mining) Information Technology (Software Development, Computer Science), consider joining the Bayer team. Apply by Oct. 20.

SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship Fund
The SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship will focus on the selected fields of architecture, construction management, engineering, marketing, mass communication, and public relations. The candidates must be enrolled as undergraduates during the 2022-2023 Academic year. If selected, a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be disbursed to the HBCU that the awardee attends. Apply by Oct. 20.

Michael Jackson Scholarship
The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication and performing arts students attending a UNCF-member college/university during the 2022-23  academic year. Apply by Oct. 27.

LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship for Change
This renewable, need-based scholarships of up to $4,000 per year, is given to African American men, who are college freshmen attending an accredited four-year HBCU in the Fall of 2022.  Preference is given to Black men who have graduated from a District of Columbia Public School (DCPS). Apply by Oct. 27.

Group shot of four students working on laptops at Oakwood UniversityLincoln Financial Scholars Program
This postsecondary program provides a select group of African American students the opportunity to be considered for summer 2023 internships with Lincoln Financial Group and early-career readiness support to help prepare them for rewarding careers in the the insurance and asset management industries. Apply by Oct. 31.

Bath & Body Works Student Professional Development Program
This internship will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive view of the various functional areas within specialty retail. You will have the opportunity to work along-side and learn from associates who will provide training, development, and engagement of your function and the Bath & Body Works Brand. The program is a key driver of our early career talent pool through realistic job previews and meaningful projects and assignments. Apply by Oct. 31.

Get a head start on these opportunities

Fidelity Career OpportunitiesCollege graduates in caps and gowns listening during graduation ceremony
The company is offering a variety of career opportunities to students of color. Complete the interest form. Apply by Dec. 5.

UNCF General Scholarship Application
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 Dec. 21.

Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Scholarship
In partnership with UNCF, The Alfred Street Baptist Church will provide (88) need-based scholarships to HBCU college undergraduate and graduate students who express a financial need. Apply by Nov. 7.

Wyndham Career Opportunities
By joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you will play an integral role in our mission to make hotel travel possible for all. You’ll be part of the largest hotel franchise company in the world, where we strive to deliver the best value to our owners and guests. Apply by Nov. 11.

Did you know?

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