United Negro College Fund/ Walt Disney Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship check from the United Negro College Fund and Disney

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, supported by a $1.5 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company, provides scholarships to high-achieving African American students in underserved communities across the country, and offers career readiness tools and resources necessary to help them realize their professional goals in the entertainment industry.
Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process administered by UNCF. A detailed description of the scholarship opportunity and program are provided below. Please note applications submitted for this program will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Program Goals:

The goals of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program are to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals poised to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment, and to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry.

Please note applications submitted for this program will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Eligibility Requirements:

* Underrepresented African American freshmen, enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university

* Preference will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)

* Students must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by their college or university

* Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

* Students must have an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.) as demonstrated by submission of an initial essay.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in AUGUST, and the award amount is $2,500 to $5,000.

For more details and/or to apply for the scholarship, visit:
https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/72a56825-9095-4c28-b414-5d7484b46287