UNCF Michael Jackson Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Up to $5000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 21, 2017, 11:59 PM EST

Winner Announcement: November 2017

Brief Description:

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is pleased to announce the Michael Jackson scholarship to UNCF college/university students. The program is open to all U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent residents who are studying as a college freshman, sophomore, junior and senior, college 5th-year senior, master’s students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.The scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Host Institution:

The United Negro College Fund, or UNCF, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities. UNCF was incorporated on April 25, 1944, by Frederick D. Patterson (then president of what is now Tuskegee University), Mary McLeod Bethune, and others. UNCF is headquartered at 1805 7th Street, NW in Washington, D.C.


  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Residency status: U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
  • Academic classification: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year Senior, Master’s Student
  • Majors: Art, Communications, Early Childhood Education, Education, English, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, History, Humanities, Journalism, Mass Communications, Mass Media Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography/Video, Physical Education/Health, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Theater Arts/Drama, TV Production, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the Michael Jackson scholarship, the applicant must submit online application go through the given link: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/dbc1c3e6-0423-4e1c-8bec-0bce8b7eba2d?auto=Apply

Supporting Documents:

In order to have a completed application package, candidates must include:

  • Essay (prompt and instructions located within the appropriate section of the application)
  • Transcript (unofficial accepted)

Award Description:

The Michael Jackson scholarship will provide an award up to $5,000 depending on the financial need of the student as verified by the attending University or College.This is a one-time award to be disbursed in November 2017.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any questions, contact to Kenya Gray at kenya.gray-at-uncf.org