UNCF's Empower Me Tour Returns to Los Angeles; Awarding Thousands in Scholarship
Hundreds of students expected to attend the UNCF Empower Me Tour
UNCF is the largest scholarship provider to students of color in the United States, awarding more than $100 million annually in scholarships to more than 7,200 students across the country.
Last year Corona, CA native Brionna McGhee attended the Empower Me Tour and won several scholarships. She is now a freshman at Xavier University in New Orleans, majoring in elementary education. "I had an overwhelming amount of emotions winning these scholarships and going so far away from home," she says. "But my advice is that no matter where you are from, or your current situation, even if you think that you won't make it, find your strength and be resilient. I had never set foot in New Orleans. The transition from California to here was difficult at first, but it's the best decision I ever made."
Through partnerships with the City of Los Angeles and national sponsors Wells Fargo, Target, P&G, Disney and FedEx, UNCF's Empower Me Tour is able to offer the full college fair experience with access to 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, which are awarded on the spot.
"EMT is a wonderful program that Wells Fargo is tremendously proud to sponsor. For more than 10 years, Wells Fargo team members across the country have supported thousands of deserving students. We look forward to helping more students pursue their higher education goals this year," said Sharon Murphy, Executive Vice President and Head of End-User and Collaboration Services Technology at Wells Fargo and a UNCF national board member.
The November 15th EMT tour stop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hyatt Regency LAX, 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
For more information, visit EmpowerMeTour.org. You can also follow EMT on social media @UNCF and #EmpowerMeTour.