VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars

$11,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
1/4/2023Submission Deadline

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA), the German Volkswagen Group headquarters in the U.S., was formed in 1955 and is responsible for five marques: Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini. The group currently has 20 operational facilities in the U.S. and is headquartered in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Herndon.

UNCF, in partnership with VWGoA, sponsors a corporate scholars program for undergraduate students studying at an accredited Historically Black College or University. The program includes a summer internship with the Volkswagen Group and an $11,500 scholarship.

Students are to apply for the internship while in their junior year in college. Successful applicants will be offered a summer internship with the automobile group, and following the completion of the internship, the scholars will be eligible for a merit-based scholarship to be used in their senior year.

Key Information of VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

HBCU Institutes

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars Timeline

November 2022

Application period begins

Applications will be open in November. UNCF begins to receive applications from interested students.

January 2023

Application period ends

The submission deadline is in January.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

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

  • Essay
  • Grade transcript
  • Present Work Experiences

How to ace the VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars


Submit a current résumé

Submit a résumé that shows your recent work experiences. Be sure to list previous internships as well.


Submit an online application

All documents and essays are to be submitted online on the scholarship website. Visit the website for details on submitting your application.


List all relevant leadership roles

Be sure to state all leadership roles you have taken on, whether in school or elsewhere. Also, state any volunteer work or community service you have been a part of.


Write your essay in word processing tool

To avoid having grammatical errors in your application, write your essay using a word processing application.

How the VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars is Judged

The program selects scholars, who demonstrate a strong sense of leadership, community service, and analytical thinking throughout their college careers.

Why We Love the VWGoA/UNCF Corporate Scholars


Consideration for post-graduation employment opportunities

Following the completion of their internships, candidates will be considered for full-time employment, depending on their performance during the internship.


Internship may be virtual

The internships may be done on-site, or interns may have the opportunity to work virtually, depending on their assigned roles.


Paid summer internship

The selected candidates will be paid for their time spent as interns with the Volkswagen Group.

5 Facts About UNCF Scholarships


Students must be enrolled for full-time study

Every year, the organization accepts applications only from undergraduates who are enrolled for full-time study at accredited universities or colleges.


Scholars participate in online leadership training

Each year, the recipients of UNCF scholarship programs are allowed to participate in the Career Readiness and Leadership Training Online Program.


Scholars attend a leadership conference in Washington

Scholarship recipients can participate in the UNCF Student Leadership Conference, a four-day professional development and leadership conference in Washington, D.C. where they are equipped with the skill sets needed to be successful professionals.


Scholarships are typically awarded to minorities

Although UNCF scholarships are open to all ethnicities, a great majority of the scholarships are awarded to African-American students studying in 37 historically black colleges and universities.


Only U.S. citizens may apply

The UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships to over 10,000 students in 1,100 schools across the US, however, only US citizens or permanent residents may apply.

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