UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships each year to students at more than 900 colleges and universities. But a scholarships should be more than a check. So scholarships like our Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program include academic and professional support as well.
Students will be selected for this scholarship program and granted a $5,000 “last dollar” scholarship award so that they can satisfy any outstanding tuition and fees that may hinder their advancement or graduation once the following criteria is met:
➊ Student must have a permanent address in Nevada;
➋ Student must be a high school graduate entering college, returning to college or transferring from an accredited community college;
➌ Preference will be given to students enrolled at any of the UNCF member institutions, other historically black colleges or universities (aka HBCUs) or an accredited four year institution within Nevada;
➍ Student must have a minimum grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
➎ Student must have an unmet financial need as verified by the college or university financial aid office where they are enrolled;
➏ Student must complete the UNCF online application describing extracurricular activities, honors and awards, community service and interests;
➐ Student has completed their application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
By developing relationships with the school districts, community colleges and community programs within Nevada, UNCF will have the ability to collaborate with these groups in order to identify potential awareness of this fund.
UNCF will administer the scholarship fund by assigning a Relationship Manager who reports to the Director of UNCF’s Program Services Department. The Relationship Manager will facilitate the student selection process, administer scholarship awards and maintain contact with the Area Development Director, Margo L. Thomas, for the Nevada UNCF Scholarship Fund to ensure that any reporting requirements are fully satisfied. The Relationship Manager assigned to this program will evaluate its impact and success by (1) compiling a list of the applicants for this scholarship; (2) counting the number of students who qualified (3) counting the number of students accepted; (4) facilitating the student selection process and (5) measuring the awardees’ grade point average at the completion of the school year.
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