Lowe’s $500K Donation Supports Students at UNCF’S 37 HBCUs Through Emergency Financial Aid

A UNCF partner since 1985, Lowe’s has donated more than $4.5 million to UNCF over the past three decades.

Lowe's, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has donated $500,000 to UNCF’s 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to award emergency student aid to financially needy graduating seniors. UNCF’s Emergency Student Aid (ESA) is a lifeline for UNCF-supported HBCU students with unanticipated needs or special circumstances such as the loss of a parent’s job. More than 200 seniors received aid during the 2016-17 academic year, allowing them to stay in school and on track to graduate. 

Since 2009, Lowe’s has partnered with UNCF’s emergency student aid program to provide $4.2 million in just-in-time aid. Thanks to Lowe’s long-term commitment to increasing post-secondary success for students at UNCF-member schools, more than 1,700 students have been able to graduate on time. A UNCF partner since 1985, Lowe’s has donated more than $4.5 million to UNCF during the past three decades. 

“For more than 30 years, Lowe’s has been a vital partner in UNCF’s continuing mission to increase post-secondary access and success for students attending its member schools who need critical funding to earn their degrees,” said Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF president and CEO. “We commend Lowe’s for their investment in better futures for students across the country.”  >> Read More

Receiving this scholarship will enable me to continue to make progress toward my degree and to prepare for a career as an information technologist.

Quentin Perkins, Computer Science, Senior at Florida Memorial University


To donate to UNCF’s Emergency Student Aid, visit UNCF.org/CESA