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$2,500 UNCF Scholarship for Black 2-Year College or Certificate Students Due 6/9

May 3, 2022

Background: Daughters of Charity Inc., in partnership with UNCF, created the Associates Scholars Empowerment Program to assist Black/African American students pursuing a certificate or an Associates degree. This year, the program is awarding 50 students with need-based scholarships of up to $2,500. The scholarship may be renewable for one additional year.

Preference will be given to students with a focus on trades or allied health professions, and formerly incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:
must be a Black/African American student enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited U.S. based, two-year degree granting institution OR an accredited, UNCF approved, certificate granting program in the upcoming academic year
• must have a minimum 2.25 GPA or show completion of a GED
must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form and have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university

How to Apply: Eligible candidates can apply here by the June 9th deadline. Required materials include
online application
500-word essay on the prompt divided
academic transcript or an official GED document (formerly incarcerated applicants may contact UNCF regarding other academic records)
• letter of recommendation

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