Scholarship Application Instructions
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Scholarships are open to all students who qualify.
Applicants can apply in as many categories as they qualify for. Categories are as follows:
High School Graduating Class of 2023 (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a graduating high school student committed to enrolling in a 4-year, accredited college or university in the Fall of 2023.
Continuing Undergraduate Students (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to enrolling in a 4-year, accredited college or university who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2023.
A. Mable Lapersarde Memorial Scholarship (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to be enrolled in a 4-year, accredited HBCU who will continue their enrollment.
Vera Mae Moffett Memorial Scholarship (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to being enrolled in a 4-year, accredited HBCU who will continue their enrollment in Fall 2023.
Graduate Professional (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to being enrolled in an accredited Graduate or Professional college or university who will continue in Fall 2023.
Dr. Lacey Wyatt Memorial Scholarship (Min. $1,500 award): This award will be offered to a graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Public Health program who will continue in Fall 2023.
Applicants must complete the online application. The link is provided near the bottom of this page.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must provide specific information regarding their community service activities in their application and in their personal statements.
Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation (one from an academic adviser, teacher, or professor showcasing the applicant's commitment to academic achievement; and one from a community service partner or employer highlighting the applicant's leadership and commitment to public service). Letters of recommendation must be addressed to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® and may be uploaded by the applicant with the application, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Tau Beta Omega Chapter, P.O. Box 9385, Marina Del Rey, CA 90295.
Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae (“CV”).
Applicants must submit a typed personal statement in at least an 11-pt font that does not exceed one page that introduces themselves to the committee. In your personal statement, please explain how your experience volunteering and participating in community service has shaped your perspective on humanity. Elaborate on how these experiences have influenced your future ambitions and career choice.
Applicants must answer this Essay Question in at least an 11-pt font that does not exceed one page: "Our communities thrive when there are good stewards who are willing to be of service to others. Over the last few years, our communities have been impacted by social justice, public health, and environmental issues. Now, more than ever, our communities need innovative ideas that respond to community needs. What actions have you taken/can you take to address these issues and exemplify good stewardship in your community?"
Sealed/Official transcripts must be postmarked and addressed to:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®
P.O. Box 9385
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
or received electronically to email@example.com no later than May 26, 2023, at 11:59pm PDT.
Proof of enrollment with a Fall Class Schedule, a headshot, and a 1-minute “Thank-You” video will be required prior to the issuance of scholarship awards.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on community service,
academic achievement, and original essays.
The Scholarship Committee has an objective, point-based system for
rating application packets. Letters of Recommendation factor into the selection
process when final scores in a specific category are close.
Please be sure to gather all of your documents (Personal Statement, Essay, Letters of Recommendation, and Resume) PRIOR to starting your online application.
Please allow at least 30 minutes to complete your online application.
YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR INCOMPLETE APPLICATION.
Please plan accordingly.
The deadline to complete applications and submit all supporting materials is
Friday, May 26, 2023.
All application materials must be received or postmarked by the application deadline.
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Please direct questions regarding the scholarship application process to