United Negro College Fund Hitting the Road on College Tour
The United Negro College Fund is going on an Empower Me Tour, to award millions in scholarships to students across the county.
UNCF is the largest scholarship provider to students of color, awarding $100 million annually in scholarships to more than 10,000 students across the country.
Several top celebrities are graduates of HBCUs.
Actress Taraji P. Henson is a 1995 alumna of Howard University.
Terrence J. graduated from North Carolina A&T University.
Rapper, Actor, Activist Common is graduate of FAMU.
Samuel Jackson is proud alumus of Morehouse College.
Oprah is a proud alumna of Tennessee State University.
“Historically Black Colleges and Universities produce top tier talent who are change agents in Hollywood,” says Kenya Barris, Creator of Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe winning television series, Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish. The Clark Atlanta University graduate majored in mass media arts and made headlines this summer for donating $1 million to his alma mater. “Now those of us who’ve achieved success, due to the help of UNCF and HBCUs, must energize and encourage the younger generation to follow their dreams and break barriers,” adds the 44-year-old.
At the first stop, hundreds of Los Angeles high school graduating seniors will be given the opportunity to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships on Friday, November 16 at the Hyatt Regency LAX.
EMT offers access to information and recruiters from HBCUs, college prep workshops, dynamic presenters, and award-winning educational experts. Students will have an opportunity to apply for college admission, financial aid and scholarships including the EMT Merit Scholarship.
The tour will also make stops in Fort Worth, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI and Atlanta, GA.
EMT is a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow that provides a platform for high school students to earn on-site scholarships and admission to the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
For more information, visit: www.EmpowerMeTour.org.