The ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., Theta Omega Chapter, the AKArama Foundation Inc. will award scholarships to qualified African American female graduating seniors attending a High School located within the Chicago City limits. The recipient must attend a four-year college or university as a full-time student in the Fall of 2017. All applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail and postmarked on or before Wednesday, February 22, 2017. To download the applications, click the links below.
2017 AKArama Scholarship Application
2017 Linda M. White Scholarship
2017 Dorothy D. Houston Scholarship
Linda Marie White Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an African American female who is pursuit of a Public Service or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) based career. The recipient must attend a High School located within Chicago city limits. The recipient must have minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
Virginia Scott Brown Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an African American female who will obtain a degree in Education. The applicant must be attending and historically black college/university. The following requirements also apply: Have a minimum grade point average of “C” (GPA) of 2.0 – 2.99. Demonstrate a financial need (minimum family income ranging from $12,360 – $35,000.
Ruth Montrose Academic Achievement Scholarship
Distribution of the award is based on high scholastic achievement as verified by the ACT or SAT score, cumulative grade point average (GPA) and Committee interview.
Peggy Duke Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who will attend Tennessee State University or Fisk University. The recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0; have an ACT composite score of 18 or better or SAT composite score of 860 or better. The recipient must attend a high school within the Chicago City limits, and have verification of acceptance to a four year college or university.
Dorothy Daylie Houston Scholarship
To be awarded the Dorothy Daylie Houston Scholarship a student must meet the following criteria: must attend a community college within the Chicago city limits, graduating by June of the current year, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0, must be accepted at a four year college or university or alternative program as a full time student, and must demonstrate a financial need.
Ruth B. Coleman Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to an African American female high school student who demonstrates high ethical and moral standards. The scholarship may be awarded to a student in financial need or high academic achiever.
Jacquelyn B. Vaughn Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an African American female who expresses an interest or desire to seek a college degree in the field of education. During a year in which no candidate is found to meet the above criteria recipient may be awarded a JBV scholarship based on financial need.
Mary Gee Brock
This scholarship is to be awarded to an African American female student seeking a degree in the Arts or Social Work fields.
Carrie Lou Payne (Continuing Scholar)
The initial scholarship is awarded to the recipient who had the higher G.P.A. of the immediate past scholarship recipients. If the recipient continues to meet the criteria set by the Scholarship Committee, she will receive a continuing scholarship to meet each subsequent year of her attendance at a college of her choice. If the recipient fails to sustain her qualifications, a recipient will be chosen from the current recipients at the end of their freshman year.
Barbara M Guilbeaux Continuing Scholarship
The initial Scholarship will be awarded to an immediate past AKArama scholarship recipient with a 3.0 or better G. P. A. If the recipient continues to meet the criteria, she will receive a continuing scholarship each subsequent year of her attendance as a full time student at a college or university of her choice (not to exceed 5 years) unless the student is attending medical or law school. If the recipient fails to sustain her G.P.A. a new qualified recipient will be chosen.
Barbara M. Guilbeaux Hope Scholarship
The scholarship will be given to a recipient who fulfills requirements specifically designed to target top students from an at risk high school in the Woodlawn, Lawndale or Englewood communities.
Patricia A. Jones Scholarship
The scholarship will be given to an African American female student who resides in the City of Chicago and is currently enrolled in a Chicago Public School. The scholarship applicant must provide evidence of continued progress in academic pursuits (as evidenced by transcripts) with a C average or numerical school value, which defines the average criteria (Ex. 2.0-2.5 gpa). The recipient must participate in an interview selection process. The recipient must be majoring in the areas of Education/Social Work or Community Outreach. Submission of evidence of acceptance to a four-year college or university is required (before distribution of final award)