T-Mobile and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have launched the T-Mobile Huddle Up Scholarship Program to reduce financial barriers and help increase access to higher education for talented, low-income high school seniors from single-parent or non-traditional households in Washington state. T-Mobile will provide up to 10 qualifying students with scholarships to attend accredited four-year colleges or universities.
The greatest talent in entertainment, education, sports and politics gathered Saturday, September 22 to honor singer-composer Smokey Robinson as he was presented with the Award of Excellence, the high point of the United Negro College Fund`s (UNCF) 29th annual An Evening of Stars®: Tribute to Smokey Robinson. The event was taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and will air in January 2008.
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) belonging to UNCF dominated the top ten schools on US News and World Report's first-ever list of "America's Best Black Colleges," which will appear in the upcoming edition of the magazine. This is the first time US News has compiled a special-focus ranking of black colleges.
Following Congressional passage by an overwhelming majority, President Bush signed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act into law on Sept. 27, 2007. The United Negro College Fund was a leader in the broad-based coalition that supported the bill from introduction through final passage. This measure will represent the single largest investment in higher education since the GI Bill.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has awarded a $100,000 grant to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to establish a new scholarship program for low-income students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Wells Fargo/UNCF Scholarship Program is available to students pursuing degrees in: finance, business, economics, accounting, and computer science or engineering.