To bring its vision of a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives and competitive and fulfilling careers, to life, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has organized the Liz Colantuono & Mark Sanz Scholarship for the academic year 2022-2023.
The Liz Colantuono & Mark Sanz Scholarship has been established to provide need-based scholarships to high school seniors, adult refugees or a child of a refugee, and Native Americans who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into a 4-year U.S. Based accredited institution. The applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a completed FAFSA application to be considered for this $4,000 scholarship award.
UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, also known as the United Fund, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that the network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.
|Organization||United Negro College Fund|
|Education Level||High school seniors|
|Number of Awards||2|
|Contest Deadline||20th June 2022|
Who is Eligible?
- The applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- The applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Aid (FASFA) form.
- The applicants must have demonstrated an unmet financial need as verified by the college or university.
- The applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are residents of the state of Montana, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming or New Mexico.
- The applicants must be a high school senior, adult refugee or currently enrolled college student of any classification that has been accepted or is attending a U.S.-based 4-year college or university as a full-time student.
- The applicants are preferred to have a major in or demonstrate an interest in pursuing a degree in a STEM-related science or in education, accounting or journalism.
- The applicants are preferred to be Native Americans residing in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho.
- The applicants are preferred to be a refugee or a child of a refugee who was born outside of the US and residing in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho.
How to Apply?
- Students are required to prepare the following documents:
- A letter of recommendation
- Accomplishments, Community Service and Leadership Activities
- A 500 – 750 word essay discussing the student’s aspirations and goals, hurdles overcome, and their involvements and interest. The essay should demonstrate “evidence of a strong interest in achieving your academic goals”.
- The students must log in to the online portal of the organization to submit the scholarship application.
The United Negro College Fund has decided to provide the selected students winning awards worth $4,000 as a scholarship. The award amount can be directed towards the educational costs of the 4-year degree programme undertaken by them.
All applications of interested students must be received by the application deadline, i.e. 20th June 2022, to receive full consideration for the scholarship award. Any application received after the application period end will not be accepted.