UNCF and J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Launch 2022 HBCU Scholarship Applications and Expand Eligible Schools


Students can earn up to $7,000 and take advantage of educational summer experiences to become a financial advisor

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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and J.P. Morgan Wealth Management are now accepting applications for the 2022 J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Scholarship Program. The number of eligible historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has been expanded to 17.

Launched in 2021, the program provides scholarships and mentorships to students studying any major at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to help them start a career as a financial advisor. J.P. Morgan Wealth Management will award a total of 375 scholarships through 2025.

Students will receive an initial $2,000 scholarship and have the opportunity to participate in two paid professional summer programs to gain the skills to build a career as financial advisors. Students who complete both the Advancing Black Pathways Fellowship Program and the Financial Advisor Development Track Summer Analyst Program will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship during their senior year.

“Many students have never thought about becoming a financial advisor or even know what the job entails. We believe this program can help change that,” said Christopher Thompson, head of diverse talent experience for the Consumer and Community Bank at JPMorgan Chase. “Advisors have a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of their clients and find their job rewarding and fulfilling. We want to raise awareness around this career and create a path for diverse young professionals into the wealth management industry.”

The J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Scholarship Program is a part of JPMorgan Chase’s $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity.

“Our mission is critical to so many across America,” said Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., executive vice president and chief development officer, UNCF. “J.P. Morgan’s commitment to our students is a great example of how public companies can make a real difference in the lives of deserving, talented students across the United States. We thank them for the investment in us, our students and our HBCUs, and look forward to working together to build better futures for us all.”

This year, six new HBCUs were added to the list of participant schools, expanding eligibility to more students across the country.

The eligible schools include:

Alabama A&M University​

Central State University

Clark Atlanta University

Delaware State University

Florida A&M University

Howard University

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

North Carolina A&T State University

Paul Quinn College

Prairie View A&M University

South Carolina State University

Spelman College

Tennessee State University

Texas Southern University

Wilberforce University

Winston-Salem State University.

Applicants must be full-time college sophomores for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students should apply before March 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET by going to www.scholarships.uncf.org/ToProgram/Jpmorganwealth. Scholarships will be awarded and administered by UNCF.

To learn more about a career with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, visit www.careers.jpmorgan.com/global/en/home

For more information on the racial wealth gap in the United States, read: A look at the present-day U.S. racial wealth gap

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management is the U.S. wealth management business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.7 trillion and operations worldwide. J.P. Morgan Wealth Management has ~5,000 advisors and more than $700 billion of assets under supervision. Clients can choose how and where they want to invest. They can do it digitally, remotely, or in person by meeting with a J.P. Morgan Advisor in one of our 4,800 Chase branches throughout the U.S., or in one of our 21 offices. For more information, go to www.jpmorganwealthmanagement.com and follow @JPMWealth on Twitter.


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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