FAQ: CBC Spouses Essay Contest
1. Who is eligible to apply for CBC Spouses Essay Contest?
African American and Black high school junior and senior scholars.
2. What is the monetary award for selected recipients?
1st Place - $2,000; 2nd Place - $1,500; 3rd Place - $1,250
3. How is the CBC Spouses Essay Contest award disbursed?
The full award is disbursed once for the academic year directly to the recipient.
4. To apply for the CBC Spouses Essay Contest do I have to be a constituent of a Congressional Black Caucus Member’s district?
Yes. You must be a constituent of a Congressional Black Caucus Member by residing in or attending a high school within their district to be eligible for the CBC Spouses Essay Contest.
5. Is the CBC Spouses Essay Contest award renewable?
The CBC Spouses Essay Contest award is not renewable. Each year eligibility requirements must be met along with the submission of an application and required documents.
6. Are there additional requirements for the selected recipients?
Yes. The selected recipients are invited to attend the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference to participate in a panel discussion with other distinguished guests. *The panel discussion during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference will be conducted virtually in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.