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 8, 2018.

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 2017–2018 Advisory Committee members:

  • Ariel Carpenter ’13, Assistant Director of International Admissions, Office of Student Life, Diversity, & Leadership
  • Collins Ejiogu, Student Accounts Manager, Office of Finance and Administration
  • Lisa Flores Griffith, Assistant Vice President of Student Services, Office of Student Affairs
  • Jessica Jones, Academic Assistant, Curriculum & Faculty Support, School of Arts & Humanities
  • Calista Kelly ’16, Director of Development, School of Educational Studies, Office of Advancement
  • Denise McIver ’18, MA, Arts Management, Peter F. Drucker School of Management
  • Mireya Morales ’18, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of International Student Services
  • Allen Omoto, Professor, Education/Psychology and Interim Dean, School of Educational Studies
  • Jamaal Tolbert ’14, Freelance Artist and Entrepreneur
  • 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 us grow this important award, access our Giving form and type “Black Scholars Award” in the “Other” field, or contact Director of Development Calista Kelly at