Steve Roell, CEO of Johnson Controls presented UNCF – the United Negro College Fund – a $100,000 contribution in support of the UNCF Wisconsin Student Aid Program. The Program targets entering freshmen as well as upperclassmen enrolled in UNCF schools, who continue to have a financial need even after Pell grants, scholarships, work-study aid and family contributions have been applied to students’ accounts. Often an award of $2,000 – $3,000 can be the difference between a student making the journey to college or having to defer their dream.
“Because a college education can open so many doors, UNCF works to ensure that our future leaders have the opportunity to get the college degrees that they need and that our nation needs them to have”, said James Alston, UNCF’s senior vice president of Northern Field Operations. “The level of commitment demonstrated by Johnson Controls to the community and their investment in the next generation of scientists, teachers, business owners and lawyers help prepare young students not only to compete in a global economy but to make a positive impact in their local community.”
This generous gift from Johnson Controls will support Wisconsin students who attend UNCF member institutions,” said Gloria Ricks, UNCF Area Development director in Milwaukee. Johnson Controls’ contribution is a lifeline to students whose college education is threatened by financial obstacles.”
“UNCF is an important organization in our community and our country. They make contributions to the lives of many young people and their futures. Johnson Controls is proud to support the UNCF and help them advance the work they do”, said Roell.
Applicants for the Wisconsin Student Aid Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Students must be enrolled full time at an UNCF school.
- Applicants must complete and submit the online application at http://www.uncf.org
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Student must complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more information about this scholarship call the UNCF office at (414) 372-6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.