CBCF is always grateful for the support of its partners, sponsors and community.

As you know, each year CBCF hosts the Annual Mervyn L. and Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Scholarship Classic. This year, because of COVID-19, we initially rescheduled Scholarship Classic from June to October. We have now decided that we must cancel the event this year. After receiving information from the host venue, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD, that their occupancy has been reduced to 50%, we realized that the normal Scholarship Classic event experience would not be the same for our guests. The reduced occupancy would affect food service, lodging availability, and banquet space needs.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has negatively affected all us in so many different ways. However, the one thing that remains constant is CBCF’s mission and the need to continue supporting African American scholars nationwide. The purpose of Scholarship Classic is to raise funds for academically-talented and deserving students. The need to provide scholarships did not go away with COVID-19, in fact, it has amplified the need because of the adverse effects it has had on families in our country. Your support is critical to maintaining the scholarship program which directly impacts students’ ability to pursue higher education. Thank you for your continued support of our scholars.

Support CBCF Scholars

Named in honor of the late Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio and her spouse, Mervyn L. Jones, the Scholarship Classic is the annual fundraiser of the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship Program. The funds raised go toward the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s scholarships for deserving college and graduate students across the country.


There are numerous ways to support CBCF and our scholars. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Resource Development Team:


Phone: (202) 263-2800


Relive the experience from the 27th Annual Scholarship Classic!

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In Memoriam

Mervyn L. Jones, Sr. and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones were married in November 1976. Both were Cleveland natives; Mr. Jones was born on July 7, 1950, and the congresswoman on September 10, 1949. Staunch advocates for social justice, family unity and education, the Joneses were devout public servants who made a positive difference in their community. Representative Jones’ distinguished career is characterized by a number of historic achievements, including becoming the first African-American woman to sit on the Common Pleas Court of the State of Ohio. She made history again when she became the first African-American woman to
represent Ohio in the United States Congress. Mr. Jones preceded his wife in passing on October 2, 2003. Rep. Jones passed on August 20, 2008. They are survived by their son, Mervyn L. Jones, II.

Though they are no longer with us, their spirit lives on. We honor their commitment to education through the Foundation’s scholarship