One of the founding principles of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® is its commitment to encouraging and cultivating high scholastic standards among young women. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® has a rich history of providing young African American women with opportunities to go to college by establishing scholarships through its hundreds of chapters.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter which serves Champaign, Danville, Rantoul and Urbana began awarding scholarships in 1960. We have awarded over $200,000 to African American college bound high school seniors through our fundraising and charitable efforts; and we strive to continue this important tradition of educating our future leaders.
Applicant Academic Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible for this one-year, one-time only award, the applicant must:
► Be a full-time high school senior
► Reside in Champaign/Vermilion county
► Demonstrate community service involvement
► Be an African American female
► Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 equivalent scale
► Identify academic recognition
Scholarship Applications must be fully completed and submitted online on or before the deadline on Friday, March 31, 2023 by 11:59pm.
Applications must contain all of the required items listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
► A personal statement/essay
► An official transcript
► A photograph of the applicant (a professional headshot is preferred)
► Two (2) letters of recommendation, including the contact information for each person who submitted a letter of recommendation
Eligible students are encouraged to complete the scholarship by Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
You can access the scholarship application here: https://forms.gle/wYg3JocLiJuQhXsBA
►You must have a Google (an @gmail email address) account to complete this form. If you do not have a gmail account, follow these simple steps to create one https://accounts.google.com/signup or email WindingIvyScholarship@gmail.com for an alternative application.
We encourage you to join us in our fundraising efforts by supporting our signature scholarship fundraising events: The Pink Panache and Pink Up The Pace 5K Run & Walk.