CBC Spouses Education Scholarship: Up to $8,200
CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. Link for more information: https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/541
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
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 students and constituents of a CBC member’s district.
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ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Part 1 – General Application
To assist you through the application portal, here are some screen captures
Resume (1 page maximum) detailing your academics, extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph).
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. Reference Portal Examples
Part 2 – Supplemental Questions (after submitting General Application)
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.
TWO (2) Essay Prompts (250 word maximum each).
Award Varies ($1,500 - $8,200)
Scan and upload a legible color copy of your current official transcript as ONE (1) PDF document (JPEG or PNG files will not be reviewed).
Your application will not be reviewed if you have not properly uploaded an official, legible copy of your transcript in its entirety (i.e. all pages) into ONE SINGLE PDF file. We must be able to clearly read the school, student name and information, courses, grades, and all other information detailed on the transcript. If you have already uploaded a transcript this year for another application, you can select it from the drop-down menu without needing to browse through your computer files.
Official Transcript #2: If you already have a degree and are pursuing another (e.g. you have a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a master’s), please upload the additional transcript here following the same instructions.
Please respond to the prompts below in 250 words or less. Please use the same response if you are applying to multiple scholarships.
How does your academic interest align with your long term career goal?
If you were a member of congress what issue would you address and how?