Who Can Apply: The Blanche Ford Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Blanche Elizabeth Ford as a tribute to the love, grace, and compassion that she exemplified. The Blanche Elizabeth Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides up to $10,000 need-based scholarship awards renewable through university graduation.
- Be college sophomoreenrolled full time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions beginning fall 2023.
- Must complete FAFSA and have an unmet financial need as determined by the financial aid office of their respective UNCF college or university.
- Submit current official/unofficial transcript,
- Have evidence of community service commitment/involvement. A central focus of the Blanche Ford Endowment Scholarship Fund is service. Please click here to watch a community service video as an example. Make certain to watch the short video clip on the meaning of community service. Use this as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of service and our commitment to each other in our day-to-day living. Please consider what you learn from the video as you engage in your own service efforts. And always remember service is a way of life, not just a finite event.
Submission: For award consideration, applicants must submit the online application, including essay, transcript and one letter of recommendation from a person who is familiar with the applicant’s volunteer/community service involvement.
Deadline: October 26, 2023