Congressional Black Caucus (CBCF) Foundation Scholarships - application deadline March 31

The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. The scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.

  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts ScholarshipThis program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.
  • CBC Spouses Visual Arts ScholarshipThe CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • CBC Spouses Education ScholarshipThis opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing a career in public service and receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in the following related areas: Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Agriculture, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Pre – Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.
  • United Health Foundation Louis Stokes ScholarshipThis program offers a scholarship award to offset scholars’ cost of attendance. The multi-year award supports these scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduates academic journey.

  • CBC Spouses Essay ContestEach year, CBCF invites qualified African-American and Black junior and senior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion. Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses.

    First place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $750. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF 49th Annual Legislative Conference. To determine your Representative, enter your permanent address zip code here. Access to online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

For more information and to apply, go to

No comments: