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The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, supported by a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company, provides scholarships to high-achieving African American students in underserved communities across the country, and offers career readiness tools and resources necessary to help them realize their professional goals in the entertainment industry. The application deadline is May 15, the number of awards is 40, and the maximum awards amount is $16,000.

 

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process administered by UNCF. The goals of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program are to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals poised to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment, and to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry.

Freshmen students selected for The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program will receive a $1,000 scholarship, which is eligible for a scholarship renewal for an additional three years up to $5,000, based on financial need and participation in program components.

Rising juniors and seniors in The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program will be provided mentorship opportunities and career planning assistance. 


Eligibility:

    -Underrepresented African American freshmen, enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university
    -Preference will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
    -Students must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by their college or university
    -Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA 
    -Students must have an interest in pursuing an off-camera career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.) as demonstrated by submission of an initial essay


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