The scholarship fund, developed with the guidance of UNCF, will be primarily used to provide tuition and housing assistance for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities while in the process of obtaining a 4-year degree at a qualifying institution.
The Numotion Foundation has committed $20,000 for the next 3 years, for a total contribution of $60,000. Those eligible to apply must have an established grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or greater, provide UNCF with a letter of recommendation and statement of career interests, and may be in any stage of the degree process.
UNCF will administer the scholarship program and provide distributions at their discretion, according to a media release from Numotion Foundation
“We greatly appreciate this donation to support physically challenged college students attend the college they want to go to. Gifts like this one from the Numotion Foundation move all of us forward toward better futures for us all, and we thank the Foundation for investing in deserving, talented students who will help pay it forward for others.”
— Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF President and CEO
“Everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their interests and purpose through higher education. The Foundation is honored to partner with UNCF to help relieve the financial challenges to achieving a college degree and ensure deserving students have the support they need to be successful.”
— Mike Swinford, Numotion Foundation President and CEO of Numotion
This commitment is being made in addition to the over $500,000 in charitable contributions to be distributed to nonprofit organizations focused on research, adaptive fitness and wellness, adaptive recreation, education, housing, transportation, and other mobility-related needs by the Numotion Foundation in 2020, per the release.
[Source: Numotion Foundation]