The Black Scholars Award (BSA) at Claremont Graduate University was established in 2015 and acknowledges exemplary work by students who are of Black African ancestry. The award is given annually in the spring, with applications due on January 6, 2017.

More information regarding eligibility is available on the application.

View the Application


Advisory Committee

All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the BSA advisory committee, which consists of CGU faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni.

The 2016–2017 Advisory Committee members:

  • Patricia Easton, VP of enrollment and student services
  • Beverly Green, director of financial aid
  • Elysabeth “Lisa” Flores Griffith, dean of student services
  • Collins Ejiogu, student accounts manager
  • Gloria Willingham-Toure, alumna, CEO of Afram Global Organization Inc.
  • Ariel Carpenter, alumna, assistant director of international admissions
  • Calista Kelly, alumna, assistant director of annual giving
  • Denise McIver, current student


Contribute to the Black Scholars Award

The BSA is made possible by an endowment established in 2015. If you would like to help us grow this important award, access our Giving form and type “Black Scholars Award” in the “Other” field, or contact Director of Development Eric Ewing at