Scholarship Application Instructions

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Undergraduate Scholarship (min $1,500 award)

This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to enroll in a 4-year, accredited college or university who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2022.

HBCU4Life: Incoming Freshmen and Continuing HBCU Students (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 in Fall 2022.

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 in Fall 2022.

Vera Mae Moffett 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 in Fall 2022.

Graduate/ Professional Scholarship (min $1,500 award)

This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to be enrolled in an accredited Graduate or Professional college or university who will continue in Fall 2022.

Dr. Lacey Wyatt Memorial Scholarship (min $2,500 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 2022.

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.

 

Upon saving or completing your application, you will receive an email from jotform.com. Please use the link in that email to update, modify, or add to your existing application.

The deadline to complete applications and to submit all supporting materials is

Friday, May 28, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

scholarships@taubetaomega.com

PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY

 

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 2022:  Students Accepted to any accredited 4-year college or university including Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU)

  • Continuing Undergraduate Students:  Students currently enrolled and continuing at any accredited 4-year college or university including HBCUs and Graduating/Transferring Jr. College Students accepted to any accredited 4-year college or university including HBCUs

  • HBCU For Life (A. Mable Lapersarde Memorial Scholarship, Vera Mae Moffett Memorial Scholarship):  Incoming and Continuing Students enrolled at or accepted to any HBCU in an undergraduate, graduate and/or doctoral program

  • Graduate Professional:  Incoming and continuing students enrolled at or accepted to any accredited 4 - year college or university in a graduate or doctoral program

  • Dr. Lacey Wyatt Memorial Scholarship:  Graduate/ Professional Students pursuing an advanced degree in the medical field including medical, dental, nursing, and/or public health

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must complete the appropriate 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 statement.

  • Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation (one from an academic advisor,  teacher, or professor showcasing the applicant's commitment to academic achievement; and one from a community service partner or employer demonstrating 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 scholarships@taubetaomega.com, 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 C.V.

  • Applicants must submit a typed personal statement, double-spaced in at least a 12-pt font, that does not exceed two pages.  Your personal statement should tell us about your background, what motivated your community service activities, why you have chosen your field of study, and your career goals.

  • Applicants must answer this Essay Question in at least a 12-pt font that does not exceed 2 pages:  Communities thrive when there are good stewards who are willing to be of service to others. Although volunteerism may seem difficult in the time of COVID, now more than ever, we need innovative ideas that respond to community needs. What actions can you take to exemplify good stewardship in your community?

  • Sealed/Official transcripts must be postmarked or received electronically no later than May 28, 2022.

  • Proof of enrollment, with a Fall Schedule and a 1-minute “Thank-You” video will be required prior to the issuance of scholarship awards.