Target and UNCF launch new Target Scholars Program for HBCU students

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Target is making higher education more affordable this fall for 1,000 African American students at more than a dozen HBCUs by providing scholarships of up to $5,000. 

Target has been a longstanding donor and partner of United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for more than two decades. The new Target Scholars Program will provide scholarships to first-year students who are pursuing careers in the areas of technology, leadership or design. The program will also provide four years of academic support that includes mentoring students throughout their college careers as well as internship and networking opportunities. 

“For more than 20 years, Target has been a committed partner in helping UNCF achieve its important mission of supporting more HBCU students getting to and through college and shining a light on the powerful impact that UNCF and HBCU grads are making all over the world,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership as Target invests in the incoming class of HBCU students to help more Black students begin their journey in higher education and come closer to their career goals. This new scholarship fuels our ability to move the needle further for deserving, talented students who want to earn degrees, but just lack the resources to do so.”

Program applications are due by June 16, at 11:59 p.m. EST. To apply for the scholarship program, go to UNCF.org/TargetScholars. Scholarships will be awarded and administered by UNCF. Recipients will be notified by Aug. 31.