UNCF/Oakwood University scholarship ASSISTANCE and development
We want to help you.
The UNCF Web page allows students of many ethnicities to apply for a multitude of scholarships in an organized fashion but the student must do some up front work. The main UNCF web page has a list of scholarships which changes every few weeks; check back every few weeks and continue to apply. In order to do your best to apply for any scholarship as it becomes available, you should create your resume and then use it to build your profile on the UNCF web site. Create several essays and save them on the UNCF web site for use when needed for various scholarships.
The UNCF web page allows you to upload photos of yourself and receive messages about scholarship decisions. UNCF also suggests scholarships to you based on your profile. You can attach essays, transcripts and other items. You can invite your references/recommenders to complete the reference information to be part of your profile or for specific scholarships. Your references/recommenders will be sent an email from UNCF inviting them to click a link to provide a reference or recommendation for you. The UNCF PowerPoint slideshow will highlight many of these features. UNCF receives many incomplete applications; it is a good idea to review, complete, and re-submit.
Oakwood University can help by providing services which strengthen scholarship applications:
Applicants for specific UNCF Scholarship programs are sent either a select or non-select letter of decision. However, applicants for the UNCF General Scholarship are NOT sent non-select letters because they are continuously reviewed for scholarships as they become available – it is an on-going process.
UNCF applications do not require the student’s Social Security number but not providing the SSN can result in delays if you are selected for a scholarship. The FAFSA requires, that your name, SSN, and birthdate all match the information at the Social Security Administration; if any of these do not match, colleges and universities must obtain documentation from you before they can correct those fields. Common issues about identifiers occur when a student uses a nickname rather than the name on the SS Card, when a student reports a married name but has not updated the SS Administration with the name change, or when the wrong SSN is used for the student. If selected for a scholarship, the SSN at the school and at UNCF must match just as they must also match with the FAFSA.
You will know you received a UNCF scholarship because: an official award letter will be e-mailed to your account e-mail address, your Financial Aid Office will receive notification of the award, and the scholarship check/EFT notification will be sent to financial aid office at attending college.
UNCF recommends the following actions:
The General Eligibility Requirements for UNCF Scholarships are:
Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
Unmet financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office.
Full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university.
In addition, other restrictions may apply such as geography; disciplines and gender.
Tips for Receiving UNCF Scholarships:
“A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste”