CBCF Reducing the Financial Barrier Scholarship (need-based)

Scholarship Overview: African American or Black seniors and undergraduates to reduce the financial barrier to enrollment in a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or a vocational-technical school
Application Available: February 1, 2023
Deadline Date: April 28, 2023
Scholarship Details:

This scholarship opportunity awards academically talented and highly motivated African American or Black scholars to reduce the financial barrier to a college degree for low-income students. The Federal Student Aid Report will be used to verify financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), to include income, family size and number of family members enrolled in higher academic institutions.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Scholar must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Scholar must be African American or Black
• Scholar must submit Federal Student Aid Report (FAFSA) to demonstrate financial need
• Scholar must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale
• Scholar must be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, or a vocational-technical school
• Open to all discipline areas

Application Requirements:
• Complete 2-part online application
• Submit video response to personal statement prompt
• Submit academic transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)- Transcript must be uploaded and legible. We must be able to read clearly the name of academic institution, student name and information, courses, grades and other information detailed on the transcript.
• Submit resume demonstrating work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community services, and special skills- must be uploaded as a .pdf
• Submit recent professional photograph suitable for publication. Photograph, must be high resolution, no less than 72 dpi (does not have to professional taken)

Application Requirements: GPA
Essay Details:

Video Response: Please discuss your academic interests and/or professional goals and how you will make change in your community with your education.

Award Amount: 10,000
Award Details:

$10,000 Award

Website/URL: https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/

Contact Email: scholarships@cbcfinc.org
Contact Phone Number: 202-263-2800

Additional Contact & Submission Information:

Application Available at: https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/


Eligibility: Ethnicity/Race, Financial Need, Citizen/Permanent Resident
Profession/Major: Open to All
Grade Level: Undergraduate Students, High School, High School Graduates

Institution Type: 4-year college, 2-year college, Trade/Vocational/Certificate Programs