n September 13, Oakwood University hosted the annual kickoff for the North Alabama Campaign of the United Negro College Fund. This event begins the fundraising campaign, and highlights the students who benefit from the UNCF, a philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The aid given by UNCF has helped countless deserving students with scholarships for over 30 years.
At the kickoff, students who had benefited from UNCF scholarship funds gave testimonials, explaining how UNCF has aided them in their educational journey. Senior K. Dominic McKenzie expressed that he wouldn’t have been able to continue his journey here without the assistance from the UNCF.
UNCF scholarships are available to all students at Oakwood, who are encouraged to apply at the UNCF website: www.scholarships.uncf.org. Further information is available through the Office of Advancement and Development in East Hall.
by Jeffrey Wilder, student writer