Open
$8,000
1 Award Winners
Application Open Date
10/21/2023
Application Deadline
4/27/2024
Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior

UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

Funded by
United Negro College Fund
Open
$8,000
1 Award Winners
Scholarship Open Date
10/21/2023
Scholarship Close Date
4/27/2024
Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior

UBS/Painwebber is one of the top ranking global financial companies that provide a wide range of services to governments, institutions, and corporations over the past century. As part of its mission, the organization has designed this scholarship program to support those interested in a career in business.

The UBS/PainWebber Scholarship is awarded to sophomores or juniors who demonstrate academic excellence in business disciplines at UNCF colleges or universities. The award amount is up to $8,000 to cover the financial needs for students to complete their undergraduate programs and pursue careers in business or any related field.

Beside grade transcripts and résumés, applicants must include two essays on career aspirations and a business related topic. Two letters of reference are required, one of which must provide the student’s academic performance.

Scholarship Summary

UBS/Painwebber is one of the top ranking global financial companies that provide a wide range of services to governments, institutions, and corporations over the past century. As part of its mission, the organization has designed this scholarship program to support those interested in a career in business.

The UBS/PainWebber Scholarship is awarded to sophomores or juniors who demonstrate academic excellence in business disciplines at UNCF colleges or universities. The award amount is up to $8,000 to cover the financial needs for students to complete their undergraduate programs and pursue careers in business or any related field.

Beside grade transcripts and résumés, applicants must include two essays on career aspirations and a business related topic. Two letters of reference are required, one of which must provide the student’s academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Key Information of UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Bennett College
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Dillard University
  • Edward Waters College
  • Fisk University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Jarvis Christian College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Lane College
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Livingstone College
  • Miles College
  • Morehouse College
  • Morris College
  • Oakwood University
  • Paine College
  • Philander Smith College
  • Rust College
  • Saint Augustine's University
  • Shaw University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • UNCF Affiliated

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submit besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript
  • Present Work Experiences

UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 21.

April 2024

Submission Deadline

Submission deadline is on April 27.

August 2024

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in August.

How to ace the UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

1

Spend time on your essay

Two essays are required for the online application that portray your career goals and feature one business related topic of your choice. Make sure to spend time on both essays and avoid grammatical errors.

2

Submit your application early

Giving in your application on time gives the scholarship organization plenty of time to follow up on you thoroughly.

3

Fill in all necessary information

Ensure to fill in all necessary information and submit all necessary documents. An incomplete application or incorrect information may lead to your disqualification from the scholarship.

4

Engage in extracurriculars

Extracurricular activities spice up your resume and application form altogether. Make sure to get yourself involved in them.

How the UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are judged based on academic excellence. Essays will also be judged based on uniqueness, creativity, and grammatical accuracy.

Why We Love the UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

1

Superior capital strength

UBS offers flexibility to address expected and unexpected events and is unique in competitive advantage.

2

Connecting people for a better world

They connect people and businesses to create an ecosystem where clients, employees, and other stakeholders succeed.

3

More than just a scholarship

The UNCF supports individuals in any form. From scholarships to on-campus assistance, UNCF is committed to helping students through college.

5 Facts About UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship

01.

UBS is the largest private bank

UBS is the largest bank in the world and is a predecessor of 28 banks.

02.

They operate in over 50 countries

UBS is currently operating in 50 countries across the globe.

03.

Headquarters are in Zurich

The UBS main headquarters is located in Zurich.

04.

60,000 employees from around the world

Over 60,000 people work with UBS, creating job opportunities for many individuals.

05.

UNCF is the most effective minority organization

The UNCF is the largest and one of the most effective minority education organizations in the U.S.