UNCF is pleased to announce that they are launching a BNSF Railway Foundation Scholarship Program for high-achieving students from Tarrant County, Texas. The following scholarship is open to full-time students, enrolled degree-seeking candidates at a UNCF-member institution OR at any other fully accredited HBCU or US located college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year. The candidate must reside or be a permanent resident of Tarrant County, Texas. The candidate must also have a demonstrated unmet, financial need as verified by the college or university he or she enrolled in. To participate in the following contest the candidate is required to write a personal statement stating his career interests and submit all the required documents along with the complete application form.
The purpose of offering the following scholarship is to help students who are in desperate need of financial aid to fund their education. The students who are capable enough to study but can’t afford it are encouraged to apply and win their way to receive the one-time scholarship amount of $2,200. One letter of recommendation is required for a complete application. The recommender must not be related to you. The recommendation form must be submitted before or by the deadline. The deadline for the application submission is September 30, 2021.
For more than seven decades, UNCF has raised more than $5 billion and helped more than 500,000 students with acquiring education. They do this in three ways: By awarding more than 10,000 students scholarships, worth more than $100 million, each year. By providing financial support to 37 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And by serving as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement. Since its founding in 1944, they’ve helped to more than double the number of minorities attending college.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Education Level||College students|
|Number of Awards||10|
|Contest Deadline||September 30, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Recommendation, personal statement, transcripts|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:
- Possess a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (“FAFSA”) form.
- Have a demonstrated unmet, financial need as verified by their college or university
- Reside or be a permanent resident of Tarrant County, Texas
- Be a full-time, enrolled degree seeking candidate at a UNCF-member institution OR at any other fully accredited HBCU or US located college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form given on the scholarship portal and submit it there only. Additionally, the applicants are required to write a 1-page personal statement of career interest.
Following are the documents that need to be attached with your application form:
- Submit one (1) letter of recommendation
- Provide an unofficial or official transcript
The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee and out of all, the 10 most deserving candidates will be selected as the winners of the following scholarship. The winners will be awarded a one-time scholarship amount of up to $2,200
The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is September 30, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.