UNCF to award nearly $100K in scholarships to Mpls students


College-bound students in Minneapolis just got a late-round scholarship opportunity from the country’s largest private scholarship provider to minority students. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which awards more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students annually, is now accepting applications for its Minneapolis MLK Legacy Scholarship Program.

The UNCF, in partnership with General Mills Foundation, has earmarked nearly $100K specifically for incoming Minneapolis freshman via the program. Funds for the scholarship were raised during UNCF’s 28th annual MLK Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Armory in January.

Selected scholarship recipients will receive a renewable award of up to $4,812 each year up to four years beginning in the 2018-2019 academic school year.

To be eligible, students must be permanent residents of the city of Minneapolis at the time of application and meet the following criteria:

• Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
• Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by a college or university
• Be a U.S. citizen who is African American or Hispanic.
• Be an entering freshman who, in priority order, has been accepted and is planning to enroll full-time at any UNCF member institution, other Historically Black Colleges or Universities or an accredited four-year institution.

To apply, eligible students must complete the application process online, including providing a current unofficial or official school transcript as proof of GPA and submitting a one-page personal statement of career interest along with one letter of recommendation from someone who is not related to the student.

The application process closes September 28, 2018, at 10:59 pm CST.

For more information or to apply, visit http://bit.ly/UNCF-MLK2018.


—Information provided by UNCF