Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Awards $3,000 to qualified African-American or black students majoring in the visual arts.

This award is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student (students pursuing a graduate degree in the fall are ineligible)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be pursuing a major and career in a visual art
  • Exhibit leadership and community service
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Application Process

Part 1 – General Application

  1. Resume (3 pages maximum) detailing your academics, extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
  2. Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph).
  3. TWO (2) electronically submitted letters of recommendation. We suggest one come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). The application provides instructions for your references to upload their letters.

Part 2 – Supplemental Questions (after submitting General Application)

  1. Official transcript (all pages, in color, and legible) scanned and uploaded as ONE (1) PDF file to the Supplemental Questions (which you will access only after you submit your General Application). We are no longer accepting applications via postal mail.
  2. Electronic copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education and is typically 5 pages in length. This should be uploaded to the online application as a PDF document.
  3. Five original pieces of artwork from the art genre for which are you applying, with each file name showing the piece’s title, dimensions, and media (e.g. Water – 3ft x 2ft – oil on canvas). Follow these instructions

For questions about the application process, please call (202) 263-2800 or email