S. RES. 106
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 12, 2019
Mr. Scott of South Carolina (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Brown, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Van Hollen, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Ms. Harris, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Coons, Mr. Wicker, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Booker, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Scott of Florida, Mr. Carper, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Murray, and Ms. Warren) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Negro College Fund.
Whereas the United Negro College Fund (referred to in this preamble as
UNCF) was established on April 25, 1944, by Dr. Frederick D. Patterson—
who served as the president of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) from 1935 to 1953; and
to make a united appeal to the national conscience;
Whereas UNCF was established with 27 member colleges and a combined enrollment of 14,000 students;
Whereas, since the establishment of UNCF, the nonprofit organization has grown to become 1 of the oldest and most successful African-American higher education assistance organizations in the United States;
Whereas the famous slogan of UNCF is “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”;
Whereas the mission of UNCF is—
to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of underrepresented students who become highly qualified college graduates through the support of UNCF; and
to ensure that the current network of 37 member Historically Black Colleges and Universities (referred to in this preamble as
HBCUs) is a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college;
Whereas UNCF has raised more than $4,800,000,000 and benefitted more than 450,000 students—
by annually awarding $100,000,000 in scholarships to more than 10,000 students through 400 scholarship programs;
by providing financial support to the 37 member HBCUs; and
by serving as a leading advocate in the United States for the importance of minority education and community engagement; and
Whereas UNCF advocates on behalf of the following member HBCUs and the students served by those HBCUs:
Clark Atlanta University.
Edward Waters College.
Florida Memorial University.
Interdenominational Theological Center.
Jarvis Christian College.
Johnson C. Smith University.
Le Moyne-Owen College.
Philander Smith College.
Saint Augustine’s University.
Virginia Union University.
Xavier University of Louisiana: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate—
commemorates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Negro College Fund (referred to in this resolving clause as
celebrates the successes of UNCF in providing—
support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (referred to in this resolving clause as
financial aid to help underrepresented students gain access to postsecondary education; and
reaffirms the mission of UNCF—
to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of underrepresented students who become highly qualified college graduates; and
to ensure that HBCUs are a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college.