In collaboration with UNCF, AFLAC Foundation has designed a fantastic funding program that needy students can avail themselves to fund their higher education. This collaboration has made possible up to eight great scholarships for students who are unprivileged financially. To take advantage of this golden opportunity, you need to be classified as an entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior and enrolled full-time at any four-year college or university at the time of application. Holding a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale will give you an advantage over others. The candidates will be selected based on their unmet financial needs as verified by their college or university.
The primary mission of the AFLAC Foundation behind launching this program is to make it as easier as possible for students to earn a college degree. This foundation knows the value of a college degree in the life of the student and also aware of the financial challenges that come along with pursuing higher education. That is the reason why it has brought this scholarship program. The value of this scholarship is $1000, and this amount can be applied to cover the expenses associated with education, such as tuition, books, transportation, and accommodation, etc. A college degree is very important for every student, and there should not be any financial barriers on their way of acquiring it. To ensure this, AFLAC Foundation, with the generous support of UNCF, has created this scheme that will support the learning journey and growth of students.
UNCF that is also called United Negro College Fund, is an American philanthropic organization that provides funds to scholarships for Black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically Black colleges and universities. AFLAC is a well-known American company and enjoys being the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States.
Get more details given in the table given below:
|Educational Level||Undergraduate students|
|Number of Awards||8|
|Application Deadline||August 12, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not Required|
Who is Eligible?
Meeting these given requirements is mandatory:
- Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
- Candidates should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form;
- Aspirants must have demonstrated unmet financial needs as verified by their college or university;
- Entrants must be a permanent resident of Columbus, GA, zip codes: 31801, 31808, 31820, 31829, 31901, 31902, 31903, 31904, 31905, 31906, 31907, 31908, 31909, 31914, 31917, 31993, 31995, 31997, 31998, 31999;
- Applicants must be currently classified as entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior and enrolled full-time at any four-year college or university at the time of application.
How to Apply?
Entrants can send their applications for this program via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal by August 12, 2021. All parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
This collaboration of UNCF and AFLAC Foundation has made possible eight amazing scholarships, each of $1,000 for students. These scholarships can be used to meet the study expenses. These programs are like a helping hand for those in dire need of financial support to continue their learning journey. So if you are one of them needing monetary support, then what are you waiting for? Apply as soon as possible!
Applications will be accepted until August 12, 2021. To get better consideration, please send your candidature earlier.