CBC Scholarship Applications Available Online

Know anyone looking for free money to go to school? Pass these on.


College acceptance letters are rolling in across the country. Upcoming college freshmen are breathing a sigh of relief, but of course, many are wondering: How on earth will we foot the bill?

Whether you're a student interested in health, performing arts or environmental studies, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation might have a scholarship for you. (Parents, be sure to pass these on.)

Last year, there were reports about Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Sanford Bishop giving CBC scholarship funds to their family members. The money's there, so why not make sure that deserving students apply and get the money?

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