Applications open for PLBC’s Roebuck Scholarship



Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

Applications open for PLBC’s Roebuck Scholarship

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 James R. Roebuck Scholarship by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Foundation.

This prestigious scholarship was named after the Hon. James R. Roebuck, former member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and champion for education. Roebuck served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1985-2020 and served as chair of both the House Education Committee and the PLBC.

The $1,000 scholarship is funded by private donations and does not use any taxpayer or other public dollars.

To be eligible an applicants must be a:

  • Resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Person of color.
  • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate college student.


The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, April 5. Applicants are responsible for submitting all material to the PLBC on time. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Applications will be reviewed and scored by the scholarship committee. Successful applicants will receive the scholarship for educational purposes. Students are encouraged to use the scholarship award for tuition, fees, books, or school-related supplies and equipment.

Further information and application information is available at

Established as an official caucus in 1973, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus was formed to empower Black legislators and to serve as an information and advocacy vehicle to advance the interests of Black, Latino and other Pennsylvanians of color. Many of the original members were afraid to meet in an open forum and had previously met in secret to establish a shared legislative agenda.


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