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UNCF Announces $1 Million Scholarship Opportunity for Minority Residents of New York City
by Financial Aid - Thursday, December 17, 2020, 7:10 PM
 

UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, is pleased to announce an amazing new scholarship opportunity for college students living in New York City. The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation has made a $1,000,000 grant to UNCF in response to the economic effects the pandemic and racial injustice policies are having on communities of color. This need-based scholarship is exclusively for Black, Latinx and Native American residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island who are enrolled in an accredited two-year community or four-year college anywhere in the United States. There is no age limit. Scholarship awards are up to $5,000. The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarships opened on December 10th; application deadline is January 28, 2021. Alessandra Carnielli, Matisse Foundation executive director said, “This year, the confluence of the health crisis and the national movement towards a more equitable society urged our Board to make an exceptional gift in support of NYC students seeking higher education.” Statistics show that once a student leaves college, most never return.

More than 175 scholarships will be awarded. Again, the deadline for completed applications is Thursday, January 28, 2021. Go to www.uncf.org/local-offices/newyork and scroll down the page for the link and all details of how to apply to the Matisse Foundation Scholarships.