About the Scholarship

The UNCF-Northrop Grumman Foundation Scholarship encourages and supports a wide variety of program that improves the academic excellence of a student by providing the training and tools to become a student as an excellent performer in academics. The Foundation is providing the best education and required financial assistance with respect to achieving academic excellence in the field of science, technology, engineering and in the field of mathematics. 

An applicant must be African American and studying in a full-time undergraduate degree. He/She must be a sophomore, junior or freshman to receive this scholarship fund. An applicant who has a greater financial need will get the award, to demonstrate that an applicant must fill and submit the FAFSA application form.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • An applicant must fill in the FAFSA application form to determine their financial position to pay for the education.

  • In addition to this, a student must also fill in the application form that can be found on the official website that can be accessed by creating the account with a unique username and password.

  • Additionally, a candidate must write an essay stating their career and educational goals and submit it to the institution before the deadline.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship is awarding $7500 and is non-renewable. The number of awards provided depends on the funds' availability and the total number of applications received.

An applicant must apply for this scholarship on or before 30th April 2019. The date varies and the date present might vary for the coming academic year.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a legal citizen of the United States at first to be eligible for the scholarship.

  •  Students must be African Americans and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in their sophomore, junior or senior year of college during the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • A student should enroll for full-time study.

  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • A student should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a demonstrated need for the financial assistance.

  • The applicant must be major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering.