Scholarships for September at UNCF

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

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.


Students in laboratory at Bethune Cookman University working

2023-2024 Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota Diversity and Racial Equity
Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota Scholars are eligible for a renewable scholarship award over a four-year period of up to twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00), with the opportunity to be awarded an additional three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00), if eligible, for a total of up to sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000.00); provided that the recipient continues to meet Program eligibility by award year. Closes September 1.

2023-2024 Georgia Power Foundation Scholarship
The Georgia Power Foundation, in partnership with UNCF, has established the Georgia Power Foundation Scholarship to provide 22 need-based scholarships of up to $4,000 to junior and senior students enrolled at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) in the state of Georgia during the 2023-2024 school year. Closes September 7.

5 Claflin University students sitting on grassy campus outdoors2023-2024 Napier Park Scholarship
This program will provide a need-based, renewable scholarship to a full-time college junior who is interested in pursuing a career in Investment Management or Finance. Eligible applicants must be enrolled at a four-year accredited college or university in the state of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Closes September 7.

2023-2024 UNCF Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Last Dollar Scholarship
The 2023-2024 UNCF Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Last Dollar Scholarship was established to provide need-based scholarships to full-time students attending any HBCU in the state of Texas. Closes September 8.

2 Dillard University students studying in dormitory room2023-2024 UNCF Louisville Leadership Council Retention Scholarship
This generous scholarship will support five (5) students who are permanent residents of the state of Kentucky and who are enrolled full-time at Simmons College of Kentucky. Closes September 14.

2023-2024 UNCF-Ralph Lauren Scholarship
The generous UNCF-Ralph Lauren Scholarship will provide a one-time need-based award of up to $5,000 to selected Black/African American students who are enrolled full-time as undergraduate seniors at any accredited HBCU. Closes September 19.

2 male students walking and talking outside on Miles College's campus2023-2024 Lighted Pathways INTERNSHIP
Light a pathway to a successful future working as an investment, asset, or financial manager! This paid internship opportunity in Boston will connect you to employment opportunities in the financial industry. Are you ready to learn about money, and also help others learn about it too? Closes September 25.

2023-2024 Liz Colantuono & Mark Sanz Endowment Scholarship
The Liz Colantuono & Mark Sanz Scholarship will provide need-based scholarships to Native Americans or refugees or children of refugees who are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a 4-year U.S. Based accredited institution. Preference is given to residents of Montana, or a resident of Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho. Closes September 28.

Two Philander Smith students working together smiling

Philander Smith University

2023-2024 Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Scholarship
The UNCF-Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Scholarship will provide financial support Black/African American students who are enrolled full-time as a junior attending specified HBCUs. Closes September 28.

2023-2024 Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Scholarship
Directed to recent high school graduates in the Class of 2023 within the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District, the candidates must be attending one of the UNCF member institutions or any other four-year HBCU within the United States during the 2023-2024 school year. Closes September 28.

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