CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to recognize students pursuing a major and career in visual arts. Applicants must exhibit leadership and community service and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student (students pursuing a graduate degree in the fall are ineligible)
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Residence:
    Permanent U.S. resident (or U.S. citizen)
  • Citizenship:
    U.S. citizen (or Permanent U.S. resident)
  • Major/Career:
    Be pursuing a major and career in visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.
  • Ethnicity:
    Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    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).
  • Recommendation Letters:
    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.
  • Portfolio/Work Samples:
    Five original pieces of artwork from the art genre for which are you applying, with each file name showing the pieces title, dimensions, and media (e.g. Water 3ft x 2ft oil on canvas).
  • Other Materials:
    - A completed online application- Electronic PDF copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education and is typically 5 pages in length.- Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other of professional quality and dress).- Proof of college acceptance (e.g. college acceptance letter). This is only for high school seniors or those returning to school.

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