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Scholarship Opportunities

Congressman Carson wants to help spread the word on scholarship opportunities available:

2015 CBCF Spouses Essay Contest

I invite qualified high school sophomore and junior students from my district to participate in this year's Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Essay Contest and Issue Forum.  Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and are asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion.  Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses.  Winners and their families are invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their awards and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC).

This year, students will be invited to submit an original essay OR a video essay on the topic.  For complete information, see the attached form.


CBCF Congressional Internship Program
The CBCF Congressional Internship Program is a summer program that provides current college students with the opportunity to learn about careers in public service and policymaking. 

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals. Application 

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students pursuing a major that will lead to a career Application 

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation's first educational program. The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. CBCF collaborates with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices who assemble volunteers to review and select recipients. 

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship
This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the years, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health related fields.
Deadline: February 28, 2014 | Application 

Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University
Every year, Case Western Reserve University awards the Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University to two outstanding nominees who are nominated by CBC members. Intended to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students attain an education at Case Western Reserve University, the scholarship offers a full-tuition award, renewable for up to five years; a grant of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase of a computer and books; and assistance securing a paid summer internship.

This program is open to all first-year students and transfer students from community colleges. In addition to completing an application for admission into Case Western, applicants must complete an additional 250-500 word essay. For additional information, visit Case Western Reserve's Scholarship page

**Immediate relatives (defined as: one's parents, step-parents, siblings, spouse, children, step-children, foster children, in-laws, sibling in-laws, grandparents, great grandparents, step-great grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews) of a CBC Member, a CBC Spouse, a staff person of a CBC Member or Spouse, CBCF, a Board of Directors Member of CBCF, Corporate Advisory Council Member of CBCF, or any CBCF sponsoring entity are not eligible for CBCF scholarship programs**

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