The Black Scholars Award (BSA) at Claremont Graduate University was established in 2015 and recognizes exemplary work by students who are of Black African ancestry. The award is given annually. This year the application deadline is June 2, 2023.

More information regarding eligibility is available on the application.

View the Application


Advisory Committee

All applications will be reviewed by the BSA Advisory Committee.

The 2022-2023 Advisory Committee members:

  • Jody Waters, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Kristal Gama, Director of Student Success & Financial Aid
  • Jane Mendez, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Linda Perkins, Professor and Director, Applied Women’s Studies
  • Joanna Poblete, Associate Professor of History
  • Beverly P. Ryder, CGU Board of Trustees Vice Chair


Contribute to the Black Scholars Award

The BSA is made possible by an endowment established in 2015. If you would like to help grow this important award, access our giving form and select the Black Scholars Fellowship check box, or call (909) 621-8027.