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    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

    Offered by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 7, 2024
    10 awards worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    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 pursuing a degree in visual arts? You might consider applying for the CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship! This scholarship is open to Black high school seniors, college, and graduate students who are studying fields such as architecture, ceramics, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, and video production. The scholarship is funded by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses, an organization comprised of the wives and husbands of African American members of the U.S. Congress. Since 1988, the organization has awarded more than $9 million in scholarships to deserving students. If you’re passionate about visual arts and are seeking funds to help pay for college, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    Race/Ethnicity

    Black/African

    Academic Interest

    Architecture, Visual & Performing Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design/Printing, Film/Video Production, Photography/Photojournalism

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit a video-recorded personal statement, samples of your creative work (not exceeding 5 images), and a recent professional photograph of yourself that is suitable for publication (ie. a graduation or other professional-quality photograph in which the dress is formal). Be sure to also submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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