Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. ® or AKA EAF is the philanthropic arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® AKA EAF is a 501(c) 3 entity whose mission is to support lifelong learning by providing scholarships, fellowships, and community grants.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation was founded in 1980 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Creating the Educational Advancement Foundation was the method by which Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. sought to ensure that there would always be support for education, its oldest program of service.
An EAF Champion is anyone who supports the Foundation through fundraising and active participation in its programs and initiatives. Every time you purchase a ticket to an EAF breakfast or luncheon, buy an EAF scarf or bracelet – you are helping us reach our goals. Encouraging students and organizations to apply for our scholarships, fellowships and community assistance grants is another step toward helping us to continue our mission of supporting lifelong learning.
EAF distributes over $500,000 in annual scholarships, fellowships, Youth P.A.C. grants, and community assistance awards to nearly 300 undergraduates and graduates attending colleges and universities, including HBCUs.
In addition to these students, community organizations received needed funding to initiate or support ongoing programs that benefit the communities where members live and work.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha also benefit from the Foundation’s Youth P.A.C. awards, as well as the general scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered.
Chapter recognitions are awarded to AKA chapters that contribute above the mandatory $10 per capita annual dues. Silver, Gold and Platinum recognition levels are based on the size of the chapter. Click here for more information.
Undergraduate Merit and Financial Need Applications are due on April 15th of each year.
Launch Applications are due March 1st of each year.
Fellowships are only awarded in even-numbered years. Applications are due April 15th of those years.
Graduate Merit and Graduate Financial Need Applications are due August 15th of each year.
Endowment applications have no deadline unless noted.
Check the specific requirements of each award to confirm the due date.
Request your official transcripts from your registrar’s office. These documents should have a signature, seal or other notations authenticating these as being “official” documents. When you receive your copy, open the envelope and scan/upload the transcript(s) into your application in the required fields.
Narrow your search to find available scholarships, fellowships, and endowments accepting applications.