UNCF College Tour Stops in Milwaukee, Awarding Local Students Thousands in College Scholarships

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MILWAUKEE - Oct. 24, 2018 - PRLog -- Hundreds of Milwaukee high school graduating seniors will be given the opportunity to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships on Thursday, November 1at the Wisconsin Center District during the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Empower Me Tour (EMT). EMT is a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow that provides a platform for high school students to earn on-site scholarships and admission to the nation's top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

UNCF is the largest scholarship provider to students of color, awarding $100 million annually in scholarships to more than 10,000 students across the country. "I picked Philander Smith College because of my love for HBCUs," says Milwaukee native Valencia Patton. "I wanted to be emerged in my culture and I appreciate UNCF helping me." Patton, who admits to family financial struggles, has received multiple UNCF scholarships. Derell Garth, a graduate of Riverside University High School in Milwaukee, has also benefited from UNCF scholarships. "I received $3,000 my freshman year and was the first generation in my family to attend college," adds the 2018 Clark Atlanta University graduate.

Through partnerships with Milwaukee Public School District, parents, national sponsors Wells Fargo, Target, P&G and FedEx, and host of strong local sponsors, EMT offers access to information and recruiters from HBCUs, college prep workshops, dynamic presenters, and award-winning educational experts. Students will have an opportunity to apply for college admission, financial aid and scholarships including the EMT Merit Scholarship, presented in partnership with Target on the spot.

The EMT is Thursday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Wisconsin Center District, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI. The FREE, parent workshop "How to pay for college?" is Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m. at Golda Meir Auditorium, 1615 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, WI. Other cities on the tour include Fort Worth, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA.

For more information, visit: www.EmpowerMeTour.org. You can follow EMT on social media @UNCF  #EmpowerMeTour.

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About UNCF:
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, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.  Learn more at www.UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCFand #EmpowerMeTour.

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