Ugandan North American Association Presents


"UNAA Emerging Leaders Scholarship" 2017


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          UNAA Scholarship Application.pdf

  • *DEADLINE for scholarship applications is June 30th, 2017 (No exceptions).
  • Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you. You may also download a copy of the application online:
  • You will be notified by e-mail in August regarding the status of your application
  • If you have any questions about the application process, please email UNAA at:



The Ugandan North American Association provides scholarships of $1,000 annually to Ugandan college students in North America showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need while attending an accredited higher-level educational institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study.


Award Components

Each year UNAA will select two [2] recipients, each of whom will receive a $1,000 annual scholarship that rewards Ugandan college students pursuing higher-level education.


Award Criteria

  • Be currently attending an accredited and approved higher-level educational institution within North America;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • A minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  • Not possess a degree from a 4-year college or university when applying for the scholarship.


Application Components

Applicant must submit the following items:

  • A completed and submitted application;
    (For the application for please visit the UNAA Website at and under programs you can download a copy of the application form. Click here to be taken there.) 
  • A 400-450 word essay on "What would you like to do to change the world for the better?";
  • Two (2) character references in the form of a letter of recommendation;
  • Current college transcript sent to UNAA directly from the attended school.


Deadline for the application is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. Incomplete applications will be considered.


Announcement of Scholarship Recipients

September 3rd, 2017 during UNAA Gala Dinner at Miami FL



Please mail application to*

Ugandan North American Association

Attn: UNAA Emerging Leaders Scholarship

4616 Canyon Trl S Unit 406

Euless, Texas 76040


*Application, essay, and references may be e-mailed to  


Timeline for 2017 Application Process

June 30, 2017 - Application Due

July 25, 2017 - Notification of application status via e-mail

August 20, 2017 - Final Selections Announced