Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships

The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, they award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States.  Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education.  Their scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.

See available scholarship below.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to help invest in your college education.

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Close Date: April 30, 2019

 

This program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.

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.

 

Please use this link to apply for scholarships https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

 

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Close Date: April 30, 2019

 

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

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. Access to the online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

 

Please use this link to apply for scholarships https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Close Date: April 30, 2019

 

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 receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees.

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. Access to the online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

 

Please use this link to apply for scholarships https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

 

United Health Foundation Louis Stokes Scholarship

Close Date: April 30, 2019

 

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, seeks to increase the number of qualified, competitive African-American or Black students entering the health field. This program offers a scholarship award to offset scholars’ cost of attendance. The multi-year award supports these scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduates academic journey.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field, and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent U.S. residency, and desire a qualifying primary health care profession. Access to online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

 

Please use this link to apply for scholarships https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

 

CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Close Date: April 26, 2019

 

Each year, CBCF invites qualified African-American and Black junior and senior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion. Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses.

First place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $750. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF 49th Annual Legislative Conference. To determine your Representative, enter your permanent address zip code here. Access to online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

 

Please use this link to apply for scholarships https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

 

 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Scholarship Purpose

The scholarship has been established by the Beta Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to recognize and support outstanding high school students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree as well as current enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The program provides $500.00 scholarships to students to help assist with college expenses.

Note: If selected, funds will be released to the student no later than August 30th once all requirements have been fulfilled.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • Current high school seniors who are anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application.
  • Must have proof of acceptance at an accredited U.S. undergraduate/graduate program.
  • Must have proof of full-time enrollment (i.e. class schedule or letter from college registration office) at an accredited U.S. undergraduate/graduate program.
  • Currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate/graduate student at the time of application.
  • Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application (High School Student).
  • Carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application (College undergraduate/graduate). 

    Applicant Requirements
  1. Eligible students must submit a complete application and attach all of the required documentation or the application will not be reviewed.

Applicant Supporting Documentation

  • A completed application
  • An official high school/college transcript
    • (Contact Ms. Deslyn Haywood in the Office of Student Financial Aid at dhaywood@allenuniversity.edu or (803) 376-5930 for transcript. Completion of essay is required upon request of transcript.  All transcript request must be made by Tuesday, April 30th)
  • A list of extra-curricular activities
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.  The letters of recommendation may come from a teacher, guidance counselor, college advisor, employer, mentor associated with the applicant’s work or volunteer experience.  Recommendations should verify community service. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
  • High school student: Submit 1-3-page essay on one of the following topic:
    • Why is community Service important to me?
    • How would you build an effective service learning program in your local community?
  • Undergraduate/Graduate student: Submit a typewritten resume (12-point font) detailing education, work experience (if applicable), accolades, achievements, extra-curricular activities, and community service/involvement.

 

 

FOOT LOCKER FOUNDATION, INC-UNCF SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020

Click Here to Apply

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/53ebfebc-5904-4cd7-ab93-9af6ded944f8

 

Deadline: 5/31/2019 11:59 PM EST

Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Majors: All Majors Classification: Undergraduate Students: All Classifications

Recommendation Required 

 

Essays 

Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations in an essay of at least 500 words. It is suggested that you prepare your essay on a word document, proofread and correct for errors, then copy and paste it into the box provided.

 

If transcript is required: Contact Ms. Haywood in the Office of Student Financial Aid at dhaywood@allenuniversity.edu or (803) 376-5930 to upload current transcript.


 
 

THE NATIONAL BLACK COLLEGE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.

The Hall of Fame General Scholarship Application

The Hall of Fame is committed to the educational growth and development of African American undergraduate and graduate students attending institutions of higher learning, with preference given to those attending HBCUs. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors, the Hall of Fame is able to provide scholarships to deserving students.

A Hall of Fame Scholarship is available to undergraduate/graduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited HBCU.  Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition, room, board and books.  Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year.

 

For more details about the application process, please click the link to access the NBCAHOF website https://nbcahof.org/scholarships/