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UNCF Social Justice Week

UNCF Social Justice Program continually supports the intersectionality between social justice and the role of HBCUs. The program advocates for the racial, economic, educational, social rights and opportunities that historically have been denied to Black people. By directing grants and capacity-building assistance to our member-institutions and students, we empower them to lead and engage in activities that promote greater social equality.


“This is America” – Why Your Voice and Activism Matters – Nov. 18, 2021

During this event, we will discuss the importance of voting and activism within your local community. We will have esteemed leaders, organizers and students discuss the importance of the work that they are doing and how the you can get involved with your local organizations.

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Social Justice Week Scholarships

Gucci’s North America Changemakers Impact Fund and Scholarship Program

Gucci’s North America Changemakers Impact Fund and Scholarship Program is now open to 2022 applicants. For the third year in a row, organizations and individuals in the designated 12 Changemakers cities are invited to register their community projects for the Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund, and students interested in building a more diverse fashion industry for the future are encouraged to apply for the Gucci Changemakers Scholars program.

The third edition is focused on uplifting young creatives and social change visionaries who are using the power of their creative talents and aspirations to bring about a lasting social change movement focused on improving our shared humanity.

To apply for either of the Gucci North America Changemakers Programs, please click on the respective program application page here: Scholarship Program and Impact Fund.

Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program Application is open to accepting applications! Named in honor of the legendary civil rights attorney and LDF founder Thurgood Marshall, and iconic civil rights litigator Constance Baker Motley, the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is a groundbreaking commitment to endow the South with the next generation of civil rights lawyers trained to provide legal advocacy of unparalleled excellence.

We invite you to review details about each component of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program Application in the Application Guide below. You may access the application here.