JUL. 20, 2022 (DALLAS) – In preparation for the upcoming academic year, the Dallas Mavericks, in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF), announced today that this year’s Mavs College Scholarship is open for applications, now through Aug. 31. With its launch last year, the scholarship fund selected five local North Texas recipients of the Mavs College Scholarship, a four-year scholarship and mentoring experience.
This year, the Mavs College Scholarship will add five new recipients, totaling ten overall, with each new student receiving a one-year scholarship. The Mavericks will select North Texas students planning to attend an accredited HBCU, or currently enrolled, full-time at any accredited HBCU, in need of financial assistance who have demonstrated resilience and a commitment to service. The commitment from the Mavericks goes beyond a one-time financial investment – Mavs College Scholarship recipients will receive on-going mentoring from Mavs staff and opportunities for Mavs summer jobs, potential internships or other work experience. For full application details, visit mavs.com/scholarships.
This scholarship program is part of the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to encourage and empower Black youth in the community. The Dallas Mavericks launched the Mavs Take ACTION! plan to address racial inequities and disparities, promote social justice and drive sustainable change in Dallas/Fort Worth. Standing strong in the belief that every voice matters, and everybody belongs, the plan engages partners on more than 40 key initiatives across six systems including Education, Employment, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Healthcare. To read more about the Mavs Take ACTION! plan, visit mavs.com/MTA.
ABOUT THE DALLAS MAVERICKS: The Dallas Mavericks are a first-class global sports and entertainment organization providing memorable experiences for fans worldwide. The Mavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference and play at American Airlines Center under the direction of Coach Jason Kidd, General Manager Nico Harrison, CEO Cynt Marshall and Governor Mark Cuban. Since the inaugural season in 1980- 81, the Mavs have won four division titles, two conference championships and one NBA championship in 2011. In addition to on-court success, the Mavs are committed to making a difference in North Texas through community programs and the Mavs Foundation. For more information on Dallas Mavericks players, staff, stats and tickets, visit mavs.com.
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, 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 nearly 20% 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 trademark, ‟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.
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