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 in the spring, with applications due this year by March 25, 2019.

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 2018–2019 Advisory Committee members:

  • Ariel Carpenter ’13, Assistant Director of Student Life & International Services
  • Quamina Carter, Dean of Students and Campus Life
  • Collins Ejiogu, Director for Operations and Auxiliary Services, Office of Finance and Administration
  • Allen M. Omoto, Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Linda Perkins, Professor and Director, Applied Women’s Studies
  • Beverly P. Ryder, Vice President and Secretary, Edison International (Retired) and CGU Board of Trustees
  • Gloria Willingham-Touré ’96, CEO, AframGlobal Organization Inc., and Founder, The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s


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.