Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

$3,000 USD

Application Deadline

April 29, 2017


  • A completed online application form
  • A personal statement essay from the student (500-1,000 words) that addresses all four (4) of the topics listed on the application in one cohesive essay
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). Recommender information (name and email address) is to be entered into the online application as requested. Please follow the instructions found in the application. Hard copy letters sent to the organization as well as letters sent to the scholarship email address will not be accepted.
  • An electronic copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education, not your institution. It is typically between 5 or 6 pages long. This should be uploaded to the online application as a PDF document.
  • A resume of no more than 3 pages listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills
  • A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph
  • Sample of artwork a.Photos of five (5) original pieces of artwork for the genre for which you are applying-each sample file should be named with the title, dimension, and media of the original piece (e.g. the road – 3ft x 2ft – oil on canvas) or b. Video production applicants should submit one 2 minute sample-anything beyond will not be reviewed

  • Bea full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
  • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts (such as, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts)
  • Be planning to enter a career in the visual arts
  • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • This scholarship is intended for African-American students
  • Preference will be given to African-American students residing in CBC member districts. (Find your Representative here using your permanent or school address and then see if they are a current member of the CBC).
African American
United States
Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

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