United Negro College Fund/ Walt Disney Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship check from the United Negro College Fund and Disney

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program supported by a $1.5 million dollar commitment from The Walt Disney Company is providing scholarships to high-achieving African American students in underserved populations across the country and also offering career readiness tools and resources essential to helping students realize their professional goals in the entertainment industry.
Scholars will be chosen based on an aggressive application process governed by UNCF. A detailed explanation of the scholarship opportunity and program are available below: 

Program Goals:

The goal of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program is to help generate a diverse pipeline of college professionals primed to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment, and to help buildup the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry.

Please note, submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply early.

Eligibility Requirements:

* Underrepresented African American freshmen, enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university

* Preference will be given to applicants attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)

* Applicants must have an exhibited financial need as verified by their college or university

* Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale system.

* Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.) as demonstrated by submission of an original essay.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL, and the award amount is $2,500 to $5,000.

For more details and/or to apply for the scholarship, visit: