Washington, DC, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Graduation day is a college student’s dream. Recently, for some, their dream would have been shattered had it not been for the emergency financial assistance from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) provided by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.
For the second year in a row, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $200,000 to UNCF to support an emergency fund that awards up to $2,500 per student, to help students attending college and Historically Black Universities (HBCUs) members of UNCF to complete their degree requirements. . Through last year’s scholarship, 69 students received aid this year to help them cross the stage on graduation day.
Without funding, students would not have finalized their degree due to unpaid academic debt, including tuition, room and board, tutoring, lab fees, and other fees university-related that were not covered by student direct payments, family contributions, grants, loans, or bursaries.
“I want to sincerely thank UNCF and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for the scholarship that allowed me to graduate from LeMoyne-Owen College,” said Braxton Miller, a biology student who plans to attend the science center. of Health from the University of Tennessee in the fall. start nursing school and pursue a holistic nursing career.
Camden Marsh, an Allen University graduate, said the scholarship funds helped him “pay off his student loans”. “I want to personally thank UNCF and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for helping me embark on this new journey in my life after graduation.”
“I want to sincerely thank UNCF and Anheuser-Busch. You saved me when I had to pay for not one but two courses that I had to take. You have truly and honestly blessed me,” said James Wilson, a graduate of Benedict College who majored in the administration of criminal justice and who will join the US military to pursue his chosen field.
Through this renewed partnership, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation is continuing the graduation program this year to support eligible students, with applications opening in July and awards announced in the fall. Eligible students must be African American, a senior attending a UNCF member HBCU with financial need preventing them from graduating. Students must be majoring in business, engineering, or supply chain logistics. Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to approximately 70 students.
During a 50-year partnership, Anheuser Busch, through the company and its foundation, has contributed more than $5.5 million to strengthen the mission of UNCF.
“For more than five decades, Anheuser-Busch and his foundation have supported the efforts of UNCF, making investments in the future of HBCU students a priority and helping so many students with emergency funding at a time. where they needed it most to graduate,” said Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., executive vice president and chief development officer, UNCF. “We thank the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for helping these talented and deserving students graduate from college and achieve their dreams.”
“At the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, we are committed to investing in the economic prosperity of our friends and neighbors to help build stronger communities,” said Julio Suárez, of the Anheuser-Busch Foundation. “Through our long-standing partnership with UNCF and the Graduation Program, we are proud to continue to empower these bright students, so they can fully experience the benefits of a college degree and be able to pursue their professional goals.”
The scholars shared thank you videos, expressing their gratitude to UNCF and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for providing the emergency funds needed to help them graduate.
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community, and the nation, UNCF supports student education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance minority education and college preparation. Institutions at UNCF and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American bachelor’s degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarships, internships and fellowships, mentoring, summer enrichment, and faculty training and development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo represents the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized brand, ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.® Learn more about UNCF.org or for ongoing updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.
About the Anheuser-Busch Foundation
Established in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation focuses on supporting organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. The Foundation contributes annually to countless community organizations to support disaster preparedness and relief, economic development, education, environmental sustainability and responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch and its foundation are united by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities they call home and since 2011, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $221 million to charitable organizations in across the country. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.