The UNCF STEM Scholars Program provides academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who are eager to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
The main aim of this award is to support highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and the application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen.
This tuition scholarship award is up to a total of $25,000: $2,500—freshmen and sophomore academic years, $5,000—juniors and seniors academic years and an additional $5,000—fifth-year students.
Being that the UNCF manages various scholarship programs, you should know that each program can have its own eligibility criteria, important starting, and closing application dates and required documentation.
The UNCF General Application based on the following minimum criteria and only those who are eligible should apply for it, as ineligible applicants will be rejected.
He/she has to be enrolled full-time at a UNCF Member College or University.
The applicant has to complete the Free Application for Student Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov.
Plus, the applicant must demonstrate financial need as verified by the financial aid office;
Last, but not least, he/she must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
If you believe you are qualified for these awards, do not waste your time waiting.
Go to the UNCF STEM official website and gather all the necessary information.
Do not forget to regularly check the Learn More section where the latest Internships, Fellowships and Career Path programs are announced.
How to Apply
If you meet the above-mentioned criteria, you are highly encouraged to complete the online application and try your luck getting this amazing award.
Completion of the UNCF General Application does not guarantee an applicant will receive a scholarship award but matches them with all available scholarships that they are eligible for, making the getting of the award more achievable.
The awarded candidates will be informed about the award via e-mail, so you are suggested to check your e-mail regularly.