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CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship

CBCF will award 2 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students who are rising juniors or seniors enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university. The CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields, particularly minorities
and women.

$5,000 each to two (2) students


  • U.S. citizen or legal U.S resident
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a college junior or senior during the upcoming academic year
  • The pursued degree must be in a subject that will lead to an environmental career (see application)
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

The ideal candidate is a student who plans to seek work in an underserved community.

July 3, 2014

Application Materials

The completed online application must be submitted by close of business (5 p.m. EST) on July 3, 2014. The additional required materials must be received at our office by the close of business (5 p.m. EST) on the deadline date. The following items must be submitted through the online application:

  1. A personal statement essay from the student (500-1,000 words) based on the online application prompts
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). Recommender information (name and email address) is to be entered into the online application as requested so your recommender can receive the prompt to upload their letter. Please follow the instructions found in the application. Hard copy letters sent to the organization as well as letters sent to the scholarship email address will not be accepted.
  3. An electronic copy of the 5-page detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education, not your institution. This should be uploaded to the online application as a PDF document.
  4. A 1-2 page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills
  5. A recent photograph suitable for publication (e.g., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph)
  6. Official sealed transcripts from all college/university institutions attended.

*PLEASE NOTE: Our online application has two parts. The first is the general application which collects materials relevant for all of our programs. Once you have completed and submitted this portion, you will be brought to a section showing all opportunities for which you may be eligible. This second part is where you can see and answer opportunity-specific questions for each scholarship/internship/etc., such as personal statements, additional references, artwork samples, essay questions, etc.


Additional Required Materials

All the above documents should be submitted through the online application. The following document is to be mailed to the organization. We must receive this document before the deadline date:

  • Official sealed transcripts from all college/university institutions attended.

This document should be mailed to the following address:

CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036


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