Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for the CBC Scholarship Programs:

  • high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time or current full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university.
  • applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities.
  • all applicants must reside or attend a college/university in a congressional district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Member.

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Educational Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.

The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 as a partnership between the CBC Spouses and Heineken USA. This program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals. The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship is highly competitive. Only ten $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students who exhibit exceptional skills in the performing arts. 

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are pursing a career in the visual arts. 

How to Apply
Click here to apply online for Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Scholarships.  For more information, please contact Congressman David Scott’s Jonesboro district office at 770-210-5073. 

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