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CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Offered by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
3 awards worth

$1,250 - $2,000

Grade level

High School Juniors & Seniors

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a Black high school junior or senior who resides in a district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus Member? If so, consider applying for the CBC Spouses Essay Contest! Each year, the contest awards $2,000, $1,500, and $1,250, respectively, to the applicants who submit the best essays on a “topic that embodies some of [the Black/African American] communities’ most pressing issues.” In the essay, applicants will be expected to defend their research, analyses, and opinion. If you’re a Black high school junior or senior with an interest in societal issues and a passion for writing, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more!

About Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation seeks to advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public. They envision a world in which all communities have an equal voice in public policy through leadership cultivation, economic empowerment, and civic engagement.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Juniors & Seniors

Race/Ethnicity

Black/African

Miscellaneous

Applicants must reside in a district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus Member.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

750-1,000-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the CBC Spouses Essay Contest is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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