officials will review all the applications and score the essays, with the top three applicants per region receiving the following scholarships:
The combination of headliners like legendary songstress Patti LaBelle, singer Erykah Badu, singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton and R&B star Ledisi with star students whose education has been made possible by UNCF
makes the program a high-voltage celebration of the best in music and the best in education.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Clear Channel Radio today announced two national community engagement initiatives with Musicians On Call (MOC) and UNCF
(the United Negro College Fund).
The program started in 2009, when stories like Kenisha Cromity's began to reach UNCF
through its member colleges.
Michael Lomax, UNCF
president and chief executive officer.
Students who attend the UNCF
Empower Me Tour learn about financial literacy, college and career readiness and community service from experts and performers who speak their language," said Michael L.
serves the youth, the community and the nation by supporting its 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in acquiring the resources necessary to provide students with a high quality education.
Adding to the list of stellar talent, this year's UNCF
An Evening of Stars[sup.
We have had a great experience working with Convio," said John Donohue, UNCF
EVP of Development.
Working together, UNCF
and BET will combine the program's star-studded tradition with BET's proven record of attracting both the music industry's hottest talent and large, passionate audiences eager to engage in the issues we all face.
Regions is pleased to partner with the UNCF
to provide scholarships and financial education at historically black colleges and universities within our communities," said Regions Chairman, President and CEO Dowd Ritter.
At the dinner, Merri Dee, director of community relations for WGN-TV, was honored with the prestigious Legacy Award for her dedication towards UNCF
and its annual telethon.