UNCF Signature College Preparatory Program, The Portfolio Project

The program offers free college and scholarship assistance to PNW students

UNCF Seattle will host the 16th annual Class of 2021 UNCF Portfolio Project. High school juniors and seniors from across the United States are eligible to apply.

This year’s Portfolio Project program will be in person!

Program Overview

The mission of the Portfolio Project is to increase the number of minority and low-income college and scholarship applicants. Our strategy is to ‘Engage, Enable, and Ensure’ 11th and 12th grade students across Washington and Oregon are equipped with the tools, access, and exposure necessary to reach their dreams and aspirations of attending college.

Engage:

Since the program’s inception in 2006, the Portfolio Project has impacted more than 1,000 students through weekly sessions that include: Access to college admissions professionals, essay writing workshops, financial aid/financial literacy workshops, guest speakers, and mentorship from industry professionals.

Enable:

Program participants will receive SAT/ACT prep resources, have an opportunity to attend UNCF College and Career Fair , which hosts over 1,200 attendees and provides access to a number educational institutions (including HBCUs); STEAM panel, HBCU panel, and scholarship workshops. Additionally, eligible seniors and alumni will have an opportunity to apply for the Portfolio Project Scholarship, which ranges from $500 – $3,000.

Ensure:

Over the course of the Program, UNCF has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to Portfolio Project participants. Over 85% of participants have been accepted in colleges and universities, many of whom are first-generation college students!

Program Dates and Times:

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021

Date: Saturdays, September 25 – December 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Click here for the Student Application

Click here for the Mentor Application 

Contact Portfolio.Project@UNCF.org or call 206.292.8859 with questions.