CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Deadline: 04/30/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $8,200
  • Website: https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com
  • Phone: 202-263-2800
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: scholarships@cbcfinc.org
  • Address: 1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988.

This was done by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members due to the fact that there were some cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which affect people of color.

So, they decided to award scholarships to talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students who are pursuing an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Public Affairs, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Legislative Affairs, Pre-Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.

Full Description

Submissions are judged by a special committee and the first place winner will receive $1,500, while second place will receive $1,000, and third place $750.

Furthermore, as an additional award, the winners and their families are invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference

Winners will be notified on June 14th.

Who's eligible?

BC Spouses Essay Contest invites qualified African-American junior and senior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate.

Eligibile people are high school juniors and seniors grades 11 and 12 who must reside or attend school in a district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus Member and who must identify as Black or African-American.

How to Apply

The applicants are required to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion on the topic which is changed each year.

Here are some general rules related to the essay submission.

Include your essay title and first and last name in the header of your essay.

The essay must be double-spaced and no less than 750 words and no more than 1000 words long.

You are supposed to provide evidence that supports your findings and opinions.

The essay has to be related to the contest theme,  and it will be judged according to the organization and format, style, and grammar, so you are suggested to proofread it prior to submitting it.

All essays must be submitted online and must be received by April 26th.

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