CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

This award is for full-time Black scholars pursuing a degree in 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.

Candidate Requirements
· Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
· Be preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are also eligible to apply.
· Be pursuing a career in the visual arts with an eligible major
· Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
· Exhibit leadership and be active in community
· Selected applicants must identify as Black or African American

Application Materials
• Complete 2-part online application must be submitted by March 31, 2024, 11:59 pm EST.
• Video Response: Personal Statement
• Provide samples of your creative work not to exceed 5 images (recommended to have the 5 images be themed)
• Provide sample video for non-illustration areas of concentration
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• Transcript(s) – must be uploaded directly into Academic Works (application portal)
• Resume listing work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community service and special skills
• A recent professional photograph suitable for publication (ie. A graduation or other professional quality photograph in which the dress is formal)

Visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website for FAQs: https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/

Supplemental Questions
  1. Upload a legible copy of your current transcript in a PDF file. We must be able to read clearly the name of academic institution, student name and information, courses, grades and other information detailed on the transcript (unofficial accepted).
  2. Upload resume in a PDF file listing your employment, community service, academic information, extracurricular activities, honors and special skills.
  3. Upload a recent professional headshot suitable for publication. This photograph will be used in reports and biographies both internally and externally. Photographs should be high resolution, (5000x4000 pixels) and no less than 72 dpi.
  4. Video Response: Please discuss your academic interests and/or professional goals and how you will make change in your community with your education.
  5. Sample Art Work: Please upload *FIVE* (5) photograph images of your visual art samples. If you have a video as a form of sample work please provide the URL for review (video should not exceed 3 minutes).
    • Briefly explain the theme of your Visual Arts samples
    • Please provide video sample (for video production, stage settings, etc.)
    • Sample Work #1
    • Sample Work #2
    • Sample Work #3
    • Sample Work #4
    • Sample Work #5
  6. Select an area under which your visual art sample work will be reviewed.
  7. If the area that best represents your sample work was not listed, please indicate.
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