Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship

Awards up to $8,200 to qualified African-American or black students who demonstrate leadership abilities and a commitment to community service.

This award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black studentsThis award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Application Process

  1. Personal statement (500-1,000 words). Students should use the same personal statement when applying for multiple scholarships.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Resume (3 pages maximum) detailing your academics, extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
  5. Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph).
  6. Official transcript (all pages, in color, and legible) scanned and uploaded as ONE (1) PDF file. We are no longer accepting applications via postal mail..

NOTE: Our online application has “two” segments – General Application for general questions and Supplemental Questions for questions specific to that opportunity (personal statements, art samples, etc.). Once you flick “Finish and Continue” on the General Application you can begin the Supplemental Questions for your desired opportunity.