Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 26, 2016
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host a College Signing Day event in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Reach Higher Initiative” that encourages students to continue their education past high school. During this event at its Washington, DC, headquarters, high school seniors can register for UNCF scholarship opportunities, participate in a financial aid Q&A and celebrate the amazing achievement of being accepted to college. In partnership with DC Public Schools, College Success Foundation and Teach For America, UNCF’s College Signing Day is an extension of UNCF’s mission of providing the necessary resources to get students to and through college. As a show of solidarity, students are encouraged to wear their new college paraphernalia!
“We must remain diligent in investing in the success of our young people thus securing better futures for generations and communities to come,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF. “We are extremely excited to participate in this initiative aligned with our important mission by hosting a UNCF College Signing Day.”
WHO: UNCF, College Success Foundation, DC Public Schools, and Teach For America
WHAT: UNCF College Signing Day for any high school seniors
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26: Program is from 3-5 p.m.
College Knowledge Center
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit:
Follow this event @uncf #reachhigher
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strength-ens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at http://www.uncf.org/ or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.