This award is for full-time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.
For more than 25 years, the Spouses have worked with donor sponsors to establish educational and training opportunities for high school and college students. The CBC Spouses laid the groundwork for the establishment of the CBCF’s internship and fellowship programs and in 1988, the Spouses established its first education scholarship program. Since then they have awarded more than $9 million in scholarships to deserving students.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Be a U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident.
- Be preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are also eligible to apply.
- Be pursuing a career in the performing arts with an eligible major.
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale.
- Exhibit leadership and be active in community.
- Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
- Supplemental Questions
- PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please discuss your academic interests and/or professional goals and how you will use your art to make change in your community. (500 word maximum)
- This scholarship requires that you provide a sample of your creative work. Please include the URL address for your visual recording sample that is no more than TWO (2) minutes. Be sure to read the sample tips and requirements.
- Select an area under which your sample work will be reviewed based on your performance presented.
- If the area that best represents your sample work was not listed, please indicate.
How to Apply
- The completed online application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the deadline date.
- Personal Statement Response.
- Provide a URL address to view performance not to exceed 2 minutes.
- Two recommender request completed.
- Resume listing work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community service and special skills.
- A recent photograph suitable for publication (ie. A graduation or other professional quality photograph in which the dress is formal).
$3,000 will be awarded to the applicant who is chosen.