“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, southern New Jersey and around the country?
UNCF Philadelphia is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. UNCF Philadelphia partners with corporations, foundations, small business, government and individuals to raise scholarship funds for deserving students who reside in this community, who otherwise would not be able to go to and through college.
UNCF “Protecting Our FUTURE” Campaign
UNCF’s Federal Policy and Government Affairs Division has been working urgently to save a source of funding ($85 million/year) for HBCUs. The funding expires at the end of the month unless Congress acts.
We are just days away from HBCUs losing $85 million a year to educate our students. The program we are trying to protect and get funded is the Mandatory Title III/SAFRA funding—expiring Sept. 30, 2019. It’s easy to protect $85 million per year for HBCUs, let Congress know HBCUs matter—and to protect our FUTURE!
To help save this vital funding for HBCUs:
- Go to www.uncf.org/protectingourfuture
- Click “write your Member of Congress”
- Fill out the blank fields and click “next”
- Click “submit.” The pre-written letter will be sent to your U.S. Representative and both of your U.S. Senators.
Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? If you’ve got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we’d be very happy to hear from you. Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities? UNCF Philadelphia will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
Did you know?
UNCF Philadelphia oversees these scholarships for area students:
- Unclaimed Diamonds – Youth Empowerment Scholarship
- Anonymous Pittsburgh Scholarship
- Elmer Roe Deaver Scholarship
- Air Products Scholarship Program
Philadelphia-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight
The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.
Cheyney University President Dr. Aaron Walton speaks at the 2019 Philadelphia UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball.
UNCF recently announced that it has awarded Cheyney University and Lincoln University, two of the nation’s oldest historically Black universities, $30,000 each in unrestricted cash and additional $30,000 to provide scholarship support to help close out their fiscal years.
“We’re thankful for this partnership with UNCF and Cheyney University because these funds provide much-needed scholarships that benefit Lincoln University students in need,” Lincoln President Brenda Allen said in a statement. >>Read More
Scenes from the 2019 Philadelphia Mayor’s Masked Ball
UNCF Philadelphia Staff