CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

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April 30, 2021

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and reside in a district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • scholarships@cbcfinc.org
  • 202-263-2800

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Tiffany M.  on 10/5/2020 2:17:01 PM

Greetings, I am applying for this scholarship to further my career as an African American Software Engineer. I am self taught (I can code in several languages) with several personal projects as well as collaborative projects on my portfolio. I am 32 years old with 3 children (oldest 14 and youngest 3). I am in dire need to elevate my career as well as provide financial stability for my family. I chose to teach myself to become a full stack developer so that I may break generational curses and create generational wealth for my children. To help under privileged children learn how to code for free is included in my "Why". I started working at the age of 15 and became pregnant as a senior in High School. My main focus was to provide for my child. However, I lost my focus on what was important to me, my mental health, and my career. After life's challenges and my persistent drive to persevere I have come to the conclusion that this step in my life (applying for grants) is imperative and conducive to my success. I pray that I am chosen for this scholarship.

Nasya T  on 9/23/2020 8:22:58 AM

I'm a 17 year old African American female and I want to pursue a career in veterinarian medicine. I am a hard worker and when I have a goal I fight for it no matter how hard it is.

Taralynn H  on 9/2/2020 9:51:14 PM

Im a 29 year old black woman with three kids and a background that isn't favorable from my underage years. Yet, I decide to push through and continue my journey no matter how big the stumbling block. This scholarship will give me a greater opportunity to reaching a university, something I have always dreamed of since a child to graduate from college with honors. I will elaborate to students of all color to never hesitate to ask for an helping hand and that those who try to out smart something that is potentially made for their good will only outsmart themselves out of a great opportunity to share their journey with the next person who may need you or need to hear it from you specifically. I believe we all are important to everyone who walks this earth bad or good. But to be able to express that and show that requires great teachers and a great listener. I have never applied for a scholarship before so if I were to be granted the opportunity the minds I will be able to help shift from unworthy things and aid people in a positive direction by giving them short lessons from my decisions I made in life good or bad. I have a lot to say but who is to say it will get heard but a scholarship will help me pay for my education but also pay to help others to receive one too through my completion and sharing key things to how I made my completion.

Joshua James  on 8/23/2020 7:41:59 PM

I plan to apply for this scholarship because I want to be able to bring my ideas to fruition. As a young Black African American man, I notice the atrocities that surround this nation. I am trying to pursue my goal to become an Electrical Engineer. As incoming freshmen attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, this scholarship fits right in my skillset. I am willing to execute. I am ready to become successful. This scholarship starts me off in the right way.

Kaelyn H.  on 8/14/2020 5:19:54 PM

i extremely love how it focuses on african americans who try their best to get into college and succeed but needs a little help covering costs. It's important that young black inventors create a better society and achieve intellect to build their character. Even if i don't win in the future ( cause i am too young right now) i want others to know that they have the opportunity to do things that can impact their future just by receiving help. Right now, im a 8th grade skipper whose going to 9th grade early i want to earn enough credits so i can finish school early and apply to college and pursue law studies in the criminal field. I want to get justice for fellow African Americans that been wrongfully convicted and change government outlooks. Thank you!

Noah G  on 7/15/2020 9:39:57 PM

This scholarship would be a huge stepping stone towards me gaining my degree in Psychology, on a pre-med track. As a young African American female, It is definitely hard to find your place in the medical community but, nevertheless, I am working hard towards my goal.

Kassidi Lewis  on 7/12/2020 2:59:55 AM

Hello, My name is Kassidi Lewis. I am applying for this scholarship to assist with payment towards a non-degree seeking credentials in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Arkansas. It is a pleasure to share my experience as well as why this specific career adds value to my life. I will also provide information of the career labor market demand such as entry level pay and expectations of a Vocational Rehab Counselor. I do hope that this essay bring some inside on my motivation to apply for the scholarship. The specific career I will love is one working with individuals with disabilities who are seeking to achieve employment opportunities. Not just any career, but Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. I have an educational background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have over 2 years of work experience as a counselor in training as an addiction counselor and a License Associate Counselor within a community agency. During my employment as a LAC and a CIT, my clients longed to feel meaningful and wanted to engage in workforce and gain skills. Some believed it could decrease their depression or use of substances. It began to be a theme I saw in majority of my caseload. I made a change in my career to become a vocational rehab counselor. It was the best decision that I feel like I have done for my career. This change in career has added so much value to my life because I am able to empower those with disabilities. Assisting clients who often feel alienated or underrepresented in working environments. I feel such extreme joy when I can use my counseling skills to encourage such motivation for clients who often feel unheard regarding entering in the workforce. That means the world to me. Because I have completed a graduate program I will only need 6 hours of the UALR rehab program and I will be able to take the certified rehabilitation certificate exam. The position I hold today allows me to provid

Gabriel H  on 7/7/2020 3:07:24 PM

I was recommended this scholarship from my professor in theatre, and I would love to receive some help for the school I'm attending to. Since this school is private, the living and tuition for the school is through the roof. We received some help from them, but it wasn't enough. It would be amazing if I can receive this help so I can be another rising black actor in the department.

Kaitlyn Brewser  on 6/29/2020 10:42:09 PM

I intend to apply for this scholarship to continue my education in paralegal studies. I am currently in a paralegal program online. This would be an amazing opportunity and would take me farther for my education. I plan to be a litigation lawyer some day. This scholarship would lift the financial burden I have. I am a full time student and I work full time. This scholarship would help a lot and would help me attain the skills needed for my future career.

Karen B  on 5/17/2020 7:41:59 PM

I would love the opportunity to educate new honest, caring and passionate nurses. This pandemic has shown that we need more nurse at the bedside.

Shaurice Horton  on 5/10/2020 8:03:06 AM

I am pleased to this type of scholarship. It is of great interest to me. Being a mother and wife, who wants to obtain her college degree at the age of 49. This will help me to obtain such degree.

Dickson M  on 5/8/2020 2:00:53 AM

I am pursuing Surveying and mapping. A friend on campus introduced me to you. I really need your support to acquire this knowledge and skills to better my life and the lives of those around me. Thank you.

Paris Smith  on 4/22/2020 8:33:16 PM

I applied to this scholarships so that I can go to my dream college anything helps.

Anthony Cox  on 4/21/2020 11:09:39 PM

I was fortunate enough to come upon this wonderful opportunity to hopefully acquire a scholarship that will help a 17 year old African American man be able to afford college. Over my 4 years in High School I was able to be involved in multiple extracurricular associations that have expanded my horizon of knowledge in many categories. But one association gave me a wider aspect on the real world. DECA is a business orientated organization that prepares students to be emerging leaders in the world at the High School and Collegiate level. I have been apart of this program since my Freshmen year, sadly I was the only African American in the program but I didn't let that slash away my passion in business marketing. From the lack of African American member I put the time and effort to increase the number of African Americans in our program. I did this not to gain fame or to acquire brownie points, I did this because I saw a path that could help my community succeed in life and break the status quo. I hope to do the same action at the Collegiate level at Eastern Michigan University where the headquarters of Michigan DECA is located, also I will be majoring in Fashion Marketing Innovation. Thank you for this opportunity I hope to be able to here from you soon, Have a nice day and stay safe. - Anthony Cox

Alexis Lester  on 4/14/2020 8:42:25 AM

I am thrilled to find a scholarship supporting Black African Americans looking to pursue their education. I am currently a graduate student approaching my last semester of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of North Florida. At this point, I am unable to cover the cost of tuition for my summer semester due to COVID-19. Even in the midst of the crisis the world is facing today, our student's learning will continue effectively with great educators. Thank you!

Kheliyah Houston  on 4/13/2020 3:47:53 AM

I am a 18 African American female and I believe this scholarship is suited well for those in the black community who are trying to reach their academic pursuits.

Rayven Carter  on 4/8/2020 8:19:55 PM

Honestly, I really want to apply fo this award to lift the financial burden off of my parents because money is very tight right now. i am very grateful that somebody recommended me to search up scholarships for African Americans because this scholarship will really help me out.

Delores J  on 4/7/2020 8:19:30 PM

Hello! I am located in Texas, and need the scholarship to help toward my tuition for the PhD program. I previously applied for the Plus loan and was denied due to my credit score. Presently, I am working with a credit repair company to help assist me with my scores. I only have a year to go, and would love to give back to the community by utilizing my skills and education toward teaching.

Ariana H-M  on 4/6/2020 2:37:31 PM

Thank you for offering this scholarship. As a wife and mother, the prospect of going back to school for nursing is daunting, but knowing there are opportunities to help pay for it is amazing. Good luck to all the entries and I look forward to seeing the outcome.

Aden A.  on 4/5/2020 9:04:07 PM

Thank you so much for this great opportunity. As a African American women, they way I desire to impact the world is through healthcare. I've especially learned this after my high school 4 year medical program where I got to work at Holy Cross Hospital. By far the best experience of my life. And to continue on this journey into the path of college, it would be amazing to be granted this scholarship money. Once again thank you.

Ibtihal H  on 3/31/2020 12:51:44 PM

I'm very glad I found this scholarship.It'll help me achieve my academic goals.This would be greatly appreciated if awarded.

Shantal Mbabazi  on 3/25/2020 8:07:17 PM

I am extremely excited to find such a great opportunity that will help me a young Black African woman who is looking forward to go for graduate that will help achieve my career aspirations and hence helping the people in needs of healthcare support and promotion. I am will to offer myself to those that need help, and this scholarship will enable me attain skills which i will use to advocate, promote and save many lives. I am hardworking, resilient and above all committed to serve.

Brielle Levels  on 3/25/2020 1:29:28 PM

I am extremely thankful that I found a scholarship perfect for me. I plan to apply hoping to lift the financial burden off of my parents. Being that I am a twin, putting both my brother and I through college at the same time is going to be challenging and hard. I recently got accepted into Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) as a transfer Political Science student. I can’t wait to see what life and this new beginning has in store for me. Thank you!

Christian Herrero Sanchez  on 3/17/2020 1:21:50 PM

I just need money for college to be able to further my education to be able to help my mom and my family and provide a good life for my kids. Especially since my step father passed away, it is putting a lot of stress on my mother and me being in college would really make her proud but i need financial aid for that to happen. i would love to see my mother be proud of me going through college to help her out and have a good lie with a better education.

Khayal Zadran  on 3/17/2020 10:40:29 AM

Hi there this is Khayal Zadran from Hudson Valley community college criminal justice student I am try to get some scholarship for my school this is my second semester if I can get that scholarship. thank you

Khayal Zadran  on 3/17/2020 10:37:10 AM

Hi there this is Khayal Zadran from Hudson Valley community college criminal justice student I am try to get some scholarship for my school this is my second semester if I can get that scholarship. thank you

Anushree Gupta  on 3/11/2020 3:20:28 PM

Is it only for the African American people?

Bryanna J  on 3/8/2020 1:36:56 PM

I plan to apply for this scholarship because I am so happy that I found a scholarship directly for African Americans pursuing criminal justice careers. It feels nice to be included.

Erica M  on 2/20/2020 2:14:39 PM

I'm glad that i'm applying for this scholarship as being a young black African American. This opportunity will be very useful with financial purposes.

Abrin D  on 2/20/2020 1:54:57 PM

I am very exited that I found such an amazing scholarship. I know that with getting my doctoral degree, I will definitely need this scholarship to help me get to where I want to go to be successful and to help people who are in need. This scholarship is not about me. This scholarship is for the people to have a person who can help them when they need help anytime. It's bigger than me. There are lives that need to be saved, and I know this scholarship is the perfect way for me to get there. I am 110% committed and ready for anything that I have to do, in order to get this scholarship.

Nakya C  on 2/5/2020 10:26:55 AM

I plan to apply for this scholarship because it is a perfect match for me considering i plan to major in psychology on a pre-law track.

Arielle W.  on 1/28/2020 6:46:25 PM

I am so glad that I was able to find this scholarship. I fully mean to apply for this scholarship with all have. As a young black woman in today's political climate, majoring in psychology and minoring and criminal justice is essential to help making sure our country runs smoothly

Nadiyah B  on 1/19/2020 1:01:48 PM

Yes I'm applying for this scholarship because my family and I are really trying to find scholarship that fits my requirements and as a young black women who is majoring in criminal justice and minoring in chemistry..this fits and helps me out.

Kiplon T  on 1/13/2020 11:53:49 AM

I intend to apply for this scholarship. As a first-generation college student, and I am the oldest of my mothers, three children. This scholarship will help to lighten the financial load of a college education. Life is a journey of learning; gaining knowledge will help our community improve the conditions in every area.

anya w  on 1/12/2020 8:23:22 PM

i could really use this scha=olarship

Olivia B  on 7/10/2019 10:01:58 AM

@Bettye Did she make a profile here on Scholarships.com? With details like that she should get matched to Criminal Justice scholarships, but you have to fill out a profile and be specific.

Bettye B  on 7/9/2019 11:36:09 PM

Hello, I am a mentor for young ladies and currently helping an upcoming senior in our local school system apply for scholarships. This particular named scholarship came up while using the search engine for possible scholarships for her. Her desire is to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology. Please advise on how I/we obtain information to proceed further.

Gabriel Tyre Jackson  on 12/9/2018 4:36:44 PM

Would graduated this year with a final g.p.a of. I have applied and was accepted into SCAD but I do not plan on attending until the fall of 2019. Would i qualify for this type of scholarship?

Mohamed O  on 10/8/2018 3:14:21 PM

I’m in 6th grade but I want to learn how to earn this scholarship

laklisha c  on 10/2/2018 6:58:17 PM

I am currently enrolled in Ursuline college I learned of your scholarship through scholarships.com. I am very excited about my career focus. I hope to find that I am a fit for the scholarships to help me to work toward my personal goal.

Angel M  on 8/21/2018 7:07:06 PM

I recently learned of the exciting scholarship opportunity offered through your organization following a free college scholarship search I conducted at Scholarships.com. My search yielded a number of opportunities that matched my skills and characteristics, and yours was among the awards listed in which I am most interested and for which I feel most qualified. After carefully reviewing your scholarship award's description and eligibility requirements, I strongly believe that I would be an excellent candidate for your scholarship. Therefore, I would like to request an application for your scholarship, as well as any additional, useful information regarding the program. I would enjoy and greatly appreciate the opportunity to apply for the scholarship, and kindly request that all relevant application materials to be sent to the above address. Thank you in advance for your assistance and consideration. I look forward to learning more about your opportunity and the chance to compete for your scholarship.

Bonica C  on 8/16/2018 12:31:04 PM

I am a husband and I am applying for my wife. She has been my support muscle for 17yrs. I am attempting to help her achieve her life goals by applying for scholarships. Her field is Dental Hygiene and I want her to complete her degree for her and our kids.

Kathy D  on 8/13/2018 5:22:54 PM

Does anyone know if this scholarship is needs-based? We are looking for scholarships that are not need-based.

Darnetta M  on 6/26/2018 10:02:48 AM

I applied for this scholarship to complete my Graduates studies and become a Profession Clinical Counselor working in Addictions.

Shannon N  on 6/11/2018 10:51:31 AM

I applied for this scholarship so I can pursue an education in nursing. My ultimate goal is to become an RN and possibly become a nurse practitioner. But I want nothing more than to be a nurse. Life's circumstances prevented me from being able to pursue my dream, but I got a second chance, a "do over" in life and I don't want to let this opportunity slip away.

Michael G  on 5/18/2018 8:04:23 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I would like to pursue my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education so that I can mold Young minds so that they can pursue a better future.

Kevin H  on 5/3/2018 7:32:43 PM

I did not apply for this scholarship. The reason why is I don't view censorship is a big problem in the United States because it keeps kids minds free from negativity and disorderly conduct.

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