UNCF ANTHEM CORPORATE SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Organization name: UNCF

Program Type

Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: This program provides scholarships, internships and mentorships for rising college juniors and seniors in specified disciplines. The program fosters long term relationships with Anthem’s business units and Foundation, students and participating academic institutions. By recruiting promising minority students, the program increases students’ interest in Anthem and ultimately enlarges the pool of prospective candidates available to the company for its future workforce. The program’s goal is to reduce financial barriers as well as arm college graduates with experience in their majors to allow them to rise to the top of the crop. A strong diversity internship program provides employers the opportunity to grab these rising stars early on and cultivate the best employees for their companies.
Success Metrics: 14 scholars receive an annual, $5000 scholarship which is renewable for two years. These same scholars are placed in internships at Anthem for two years, with potential job placement at Anthem upon graduation.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

14

Black or African Americans Annually Served

80%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

15%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Hamilton, Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $100,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $350,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: UNCF
Website: https://uncf.org/
Respondents Name: Andrea Neely
Email: Andrea.Neely@uncf.org

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