Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Scholarship Provided by : Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Scholarship Amount

$3,000 USD

Application Deadline

April 21, 2017


This award is for students with majors in the 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.


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).
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.
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.
Resume (3 pages maximum) detailing academics, extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other of professional quality and dress).
Five original pieces of artwork from the art genre for which are you applying, with each file name showing the piece’s title, dimensions, and media (e.g. Water – 3ft x 2ft – oil on canvas).

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED MATERIALS The below items are to be mailed directly to the Foundation

Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended (high school diploma for current high school students, high school diploma and college transcript(s) for students still in or just finishing their freshman year of college, and college transcript(s) for current college sophomores and beyond). If your school has the capability of e-mailing official seal transcripts, your school may do so using the following email:
Proof of college acceptance (e.g. college acceptance letter). This is only for high school seniors or those returning to school.

Mailing address for additional required materials
Attn: Visual Arts Scholarship
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

PLEASE NOTE: Our online application has “two” segments – General Application for general questions and Supplemental Questions for questions specific to that opportunity (personal statements, art samples, etc.). Once you flick “Finish and Continue” on the General Application you can begin the Supplemental Questions for your desired opportunity.

Phone: 202-263-2800; Email:


U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Be pursuing a major and career in a visual art
Exhibit leadership and community service
Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district. All residents of/students in New Jersey have a senator who is a member of the CBC.

African American
Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen

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