UNCF Newark

“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 New Jersey and around the country?

UNCF Newark is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFNEW to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!

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 Newark will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

Did You Know?

It’s worth noting that…

  • 9 out of every 10 applications are denied due to lack of financial resources. 
  • A $5,000 scholarship dramatically increases UNCF recipients’ rate of retention and likelihood of graduation. 

News and Events

Lillie Williams: “I give to UNCF because they have the opportunity to help adjust the negative factors that impact a young person...". Lillie Williams is a loyal UNCF supporter. She talks about the importance of supporting the organization and helping HBCU students in the latest issue of "Dividends", the UNCF newsletter for the New Jersey area. Read the latest newsletter here.

Read how one New Jersey scholar, a first-generation college attendee at UNCF-member institution Morehouse College, is persevering, thanks in part to UNCF.

UNCF Newark Staff

We have been afforded the opportunity to ensure that UNCF is positioned to continue its role as a sustaining force in the lives of those who wish to attend college, but do not have the means to do so. It is incumbent upon us to continue to invest in them.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)