CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

$8,200

April 30, 2020

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 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 in Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Public Affairs, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Legislative Affairs, Pre-Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. To determine your Representative, enter your permanent address zip code here. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • 1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • scholarships@cbcfinc.org
  • 202-263-2800

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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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