The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2021 Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars Program with a $1 million commitment over three years.

What’s Happening:

  • The Walt Disney Company and the United Negro College Fund announced a new scholars program to give aid to 50 scholars.
  • Scholarship recipients are juniors and seniors majoring in finance, human resources, legal, production/media, and technology enrolled in four-year institutions that include many from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • The $1 million commitment is an addition to the $1.5 million scholarship program Disney had announced in 2019.
  • Scholars will get a $5,000 annual scholarship and paid summer internship at Disney. Those that will be required to work on-site at Disney will be given housing and relocation assistance.
  • Scholars will also receive mentorship opportunities and assistance in securing a full-time role with Disney upon graduation.
  • Students interested in future scholarship opportunities can find additional information at

What They’re Saying:

  • Latondra Newton, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company: “We are excited to expand The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program to assist students in a more meaningful way, and prepare them for rewarding career opportunities.”
  • Paul Richardson, Senior Vice President, ESPN Human Resources: “With the addition of a summer internship program and access to Disney leaders as mentors, the students will get an in-depth overview and greater exposure to the various diverse roles and experiences at Disney.”
  • Taliah Givens, Senior Director, UNCF Student Professional Development Programs: “UNCF is excited to grow our partnership with The Walt Disney Company, expanding what we started in 2015 to this new level. Having 80% HBCU students selected in this 2021 program exemplifies Disney’s continued commitment to building diversity and support of HBCUs. UNCF thanks The Walt Disney Company for their renewed partnership and investment in our students’ futures. Together, we have taken a big leap in building intentional and meaningful career-connections and experiences for talented, diverse students across the broad entertainment industry.”