CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship awards academically talented and highly motivated full-time Black or African American students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.

Candidate Requirements
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
• Reside or attend an academic institution in a CBC Member’s District
• Attend (or will attend) an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree program full-time at an accredited college or university (current high school seniors are eligible to apply)
• Minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership and be active in community
• Applicant must identify as Black or African American

Application Materials
• Complete 2-part online application (must be submitted by April 13, 2024,11:59 pm ET)
• Video Response: Personal Statement – not to exceed 3 minutes
• 2 Letter of Recommendations
• Transcript(s) – direct upload required (unofficial transcripts accepted)
• 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)

Supplemental Questions
  1. Video Response: Please discuss your academic interests and/or professional goals and how you will make change in your community with your education.
  2. 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).
  3. Upload resume in a PDF file listing your employment, community service, academic information, extracurricular activities, honors and special skills.
  4. 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.