CBC Scholarships deadlines drawing close

4/11/2014, 6:04 a.m.

Graduating high school seniors and college students can apply for Congressional Black Caucus scholarships ranging from $2,500 to full tuition.

The deadlines to apply for the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship; CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship; CBC Spouses Education Scholarship; and the Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western University vary from May 1 to June 5.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who announced the application deadlines, said the scholarships are open to students in districts represented by members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Residents of the 4th Congressional District, which includes portions of DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, are eligible to apply for the scholarships, which are sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus nonprofit CBC Foundation and CBC Spouses.

Johnson’s wife, Mereda Davis Johnson, is chair of the CBC Spouses.

The scholarship programs reward highly motivated students who are pursuing full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.

  • CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship program, established in 2000, honors the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship, established in 2006, is for students pursuing a major that will lead to a career in the visual arts. The deadline is May 1.
  • CBC Spouses Education Scholarship fund, established in 1988 in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, supports academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The deadline to apply is June 5.
  • Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University is awarded annually to two outstanding students, nominated by CBC members. The full-tuition award, renewable for up to five years, helps economically and educationally disadvantaged students attain an education at Case Western. It includes a grant of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase of a computer and books and assistance securing a paid summer internship.
  • The scholarship 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 a 250-500 word essay.

For additional information, visit Case Western Reserve’s Scholarship page, http://admission.case.edu/financialaid/scholarships.aspx.

For more information or to apply for any of the scholarships, visit www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships.html.