UNCF & Koch Scholars Program
Impact Stories
September 29, 2017 – Future of Work

UNCF & Koch Scholars Program

More than 300 students participated in the 2018 UNCF/Koch Scholars Summit, coming from across the country to apply their passion for entrepreneurship to create positive change in their communities and in society. Hear from participants on their experience during the summit and how the program supports their professional and personal growth.

Since 2014, the Charles Koch Foundation has partnered with the United Negro College Fund and Koch Industries to support students interested in studying entrepreneurship and developing their own unique talents.

Supported by a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries, the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program offers African-American students financial assistance, academic and business mentoring, and networking opportunities both online and at an annual summit. UNCF/Koch Scholars study how Principled Entrepreneurship™, innovation, and economic thinking contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and society.

All of our lives are interconnected in some way. The ways in which we find those connections are up to us.

—Dwight James III, Florida State University

Julian Jones received the Koch Scholarship and regained hope in himself. He also went on to become a UNCF/Koch Scholar Ambassador. His story is an inspiration to us all.
Jacey Stuckey faced extreme adversity that made her believe that she didn’t have a chance to succeed. Thankfully she found UNCF/Koch Scholars Program that offered her the opportunity to be all that she could be.