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Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (Y.P.A.C.) scholarships.

Merit

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:

Merit scholarship applications and supporting documents for Undergraduate students were due April 15, 2017. Awards will be announced in August 2017.

Scholarship Application Instructions
Undergraduate Scholarship Fact Sheet

Financial Need

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only award, the applicant must:

Financial Need scholarship applications and supporting documents for Undergraduate students were due April 15, 2017. Awards will be announced in August 2017.

Scholarship Application Instructions
Undergraduate Scholarship Fact Sheet

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Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit and Financial Need graduate scholarships.

Merit

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:

Merit scholarship applications and supporting documents for Graduate students were due August 15, 2017. Awards will be announced by December 2017.

Scholarship Application Instructions
Graduate Scholarship - Community Assistance Award Fact Sheet

Financial Need

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only award, the applicant must:

Financial Need scholarship applications and supporting documents for Graduate students were due August 15, 2017. Awards will be announced by December 2017.

Scholarship Application Instructions
Graduate Scholarship - Community Assistance Award Fact Sheet

Youth Partners Accessing Capital (Y.P.A.C.)

Scholarship Eligibility

Youth P.A.C. scholarship applications and supporting documents were due April 15, 2017. Awards will be announced in August 2017.

Youth P.A.C. Fact Sheet
Youth P.A.C. Application Instructions

Youth Partners Accessing Capital (Y.P.A.C.) Service Award

Scholarship Eligibility

Youth P.A.C. Service Awards applications and supporting documents were due August 15, 2017. Awards will be announced by December 2017.

Youth P.A.C. Fact Sheet

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Community Assistance Awards

Community Assistance Awards are awarded to assist individuals and organizations for a specific civic, educational or human service program or project.

Some of the projects that receive funding involve partnerships with longstanding service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the American Kidney Foundation. Others empower service-minded individuals and organizations at the local level by supporting everything from homeless children in Dayton, OH to an English proficiency program for immigrants in Chicago IL. Foundation grants have also underwritten scores of advanced mathematics and science programs and camps for middle school students from South Central Los Angeles to Shreveport, LA.

One of our most unusual grants was to Yei Diocese in Sudan to provide room and board, tuition and fees for ten Sudanese orphan girls to attend boarding school. "I was kind of surprised because we rarely get grants from the United States," said Father Damian Aduga, who applied for the grant. "Most of our grants come from Europe, so it was really something that the Foundation had gone outside of its scope to help in Africa."

Community Assistance 2014 b1Because they support initiatives designed and implemented by individuals who know their community's needs best, Community Assistance Awards help leverage funds in a manner that does the most good.

Eligible projects must address one of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Signature Program Initiatives.

Community Assistance Award applications and supporting documents are due August 15, 2017. Awards will be announced in December 2017.

Community Assistance Award Guidelines and Instructions


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Initiatives

Alpha Chapter AKA - Howard University Fund

Scholarship Eligibility

Howard University is the founding home of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. On January 15, 2008, as part of the Centennial Celebration, EAF made contributions to two institutions through the Alpha Chapter AKA-Howard University Fund.

In recognition of the charitable spirit of the founders, the Sorority established the Nellie M. Quander Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Archives in Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Eligibility

Marriott International has partnered with Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. to grant scholarships for 2012 to 2016. The scholarships are offered to students from traditionally underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in hospitality.

Alice S. Marriott married J. Willard Marriott in 1927. In addition to her corporate and family responsibilities, Alice devoted time to a number of civic, charitable and cultural institutions and causes. She held several high-ranking roles in the Republican Party, including treasurer of the national conventions. Alice was also a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and served two ten-year terms on its board and its executive and finance committees. Her personal philosophy of volunteerism is remembered in the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service, an honor bestowed annually on a Marriott business unit that exemplifies the volunteer spirit. The Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Marriott's co-founder and mother of Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott.

Completed application packets for the 2017 Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund have a due date of May 1, 2017.

Criteria Specifications:

Please read all instructions carefully before completing the application form.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria listed below.


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Recipients

EAF fund recipients appreciate the support they receive. Following are just a few of the expressions of gratitude the staff receives from them.

Denise Powell

Thank you so much for the support in my pursuit of a medical degree. Serving underrepresented and minority communities are my passion and your organization is a part of this dream come true.

-- Denise Powell, South Eastern Region

Matthew Pechacek

I greatly appreciate your financial contribution and I am honored to have received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. scholarship to provide financial support for my educational journey. I will study my hardest to achieve my goals and become a successful physical therapist.

-- Matthew Pechacek, Central Region

Teryn Caruso

I realize that it takes so much work to administer this scholarship program and it’s wonderful that you help students like me afford college. I have definitely benefited from your generosity and am so thankful.

-- Teryn Caruso, Far Western Region

Trayvon E. Foy

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. scholarship has taken a great financial burden off of my family, thus helping me achieve, and making it possible for me to reach my educational goals.

-- Trayvon E. Foy, Far Western Region

Ashley Johnson

Thank you for your generosity, this scholarship money will help with the cost towards my electrical engineering degree.

-- Ashley Johnson, North Atlantic Region

Rachel Ochoa

I want to thank Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. for this generous award. This will truly make a tremendous impact on my academic year, I am extremely grateful.

-- Rachel Ochoa, Great Lakes Region

Andy Le

Thank you for selecting me as a finalist for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. scholarship. I am very excited the foundation believes and supports my work and passion for social work. Please know that no words can truly express my feelings of gratefulness and joy.

-- Andy Le, Far Western Region

Orenthia Bennett

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. scholarship. I am grateful for the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity. Without donors like you, many students would be unable to pursue the career of their dreams.

-- Orenthia Bennett, South Central Region