The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.
-U.S. citizen or have permanent U.S. residency status
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university
-Minimum 2.5 GPA
-Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
-Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district. Find your representative by using your permanent or school address. All residents of/students in New Jersey have a senator who is a member of the CBC.
-Personal statement (500-1,000 words) addressing four topics in one cohesive essay. (Students should use the same personal statement when applying for multiple scholarships)
-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
-Electronic copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education and is typically 5 pages long (PDF document)
-Resume (3 pages 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)
For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.