dinwiddiefamilyfoundation - About

The Dinwiddie Family Foundation’s mission is to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth through fitness, literacy, and educational programming. Dinwiddie Family Foundation is proud to cultivate the next generation of diverse leaders through the Dinwiddie Scholars program, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Dinwiddie Scholars allows young people to focus on academics. With up to $20,000 in scholarships, renewable for up to four (4) years, Dinwiddie Scholars "levels the playing field" by supporting tuition and upfront, out-of-pocket expenses.

About the UNCF

UNCF (the 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, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs.

Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.


- Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States

- Have attended high school in Los Angeles County or Brooklyn Borough (public school or public charter school) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale

- Be African American or Black

- Plan to enroll at a U.S., accredited college or university in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student; open to any field of study