About the Scholarship

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation offers financial assistance to students who are pursuing a career in the fields of visual arts, ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, sketching, drawing, architecture, fashion, interior design, decorative arts, and video production.

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is awarded to students who belong to the African-American community to improve their educational conditions in the United States.


CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Awards

  • The organization awards a scholarship amount of $3000 to eligible recipients of the scholarship.

  • The scholarship is awarded to students who have acquired a minimum GPA of 2.5 on the scale of 4.

  • The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for eligible courses of study.


CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Application Requirements

The application must consist of the following important documents:

  • A resume based on the academic and extracurricular achievements, community service and other special skill records.

  • A professional photograph of the applicant in formal attire.

  • Two letters of recommendation, one from the community or public service leader that are submitted electronically.

  • Official transcript.

  • 5 pieces of artwork related to the major of the applicant.

The applicant can also submit a video of 2 minutes long instead of the artworks and transcript.


CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Application Deadline

The application and the required attachments are to be submitted to the scholarship committee by 30th April. Any submission of application for the scholarship past the deadline is considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be a U.S citizen or permanent U.S resident

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an institution as an undergraduate student

  • Applicant should have a GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale

  • The candidate should be doing a course in Visual Arts or related field

  • The scholarship is exclusive to African-American students

  • Applicants should have leadership skills and must be into community service