ATLANTA, GA – Interdenominational Theological Center students recently accepted scholarships from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) funded by the Estate of Herbert Horner Jr., in memory of Johnnie L. Horner. The Horner family is committed to supporting the financial need of students who have chosen to pursue their education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The scholarship recipients will use funds to cover educational expenses while attending ITC.
According to a press release by the University, the recipients, some of whom pay for tuition out of pocket, were very grateful to receive the scholarship. “This UNCF scholarship has made a difference,” say Candyce White constituent of the Morehouse School of Religion. She considers the scholarship a “tremendous blessing” because it helps to supplement tuition and cost of living out of state. “I am so thankful and appreciative and I will never forget the lifeline that this scholarship has given me.”
The United Negro College Fund is on a mission to support black colleges and institutions. Since its establishment in 1944, UNCF has provided millions of dollars in aid to students who attend these historic institutions of higher learning. Students receive need and merit-based funding for tuition, housing, books, and other resources needed to alleviate the costs of undergraduate and graduate studies. In order to continue the mission of educating the next generation of leaders like students at the ITC, UNCF depends on the charitable contributions of individuals and families like the Horner family who are committed to giving back.
To learn more about the United Negro College Fund, visit www.uncf.org.