ABOUT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The basis of the Education program lies in the traditional emphasis that the Fraternity places on education. During the 1945 Conclave in St. Louis, Missouri, the Fraternity underwent a constitution restructuring which led to the birth of education as an international program. The program focuses on programming and services to alumni and collegiate in the Fraternity. Programs such as scholarships, lectures, college fairs, mentoring and tutoring enhance this program on local, regional and national levels.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • A High school senior graduating in June 2018.

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident and a Resident of Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Chesterfield County or Prince George County.

  • Must not be a former recipient of the Alpha Kappa Sigma scholarship. (Please note: relatives of Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter members are ineligible for this scholarship.)

 

APPLICATION EVALUATION
Your application will be based on the following criteria.

  1. Academic Merit: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST ARRIVE WITH A REGISTRAR'S SEAL. Student must have a B grade point average or higher (3.0 or above on a 4.00 point scale).

  2. External Activities: Include summer/holiday employment, internships, part-time positions, etc. Also include participation in service activities, charitable, athletic, and high school other organizations.

  3. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter must be from a counselor or teacher. The second letter should be from an employer or community leader.

  4. Quality of Personal Statement: Summarize your educational interest and objectives, describe how being awarded this scholarship will help you achieve your goals, and discuss why those goals are important to you. Your response should be limited to two double-spaced 8 ½ x 11 typed pages.

PROCEDURES
All completed applications must be submitted and received by the stated deadline. Applications should be sent to the chapter's P. O. Box listed below. The Alpha Kappa Sigma Education Committee will select two scholarship recipients for awards of $500.

 

Applications submitted after the deadline and/or incomplete will not be considered.
 

REMINDER: Official transcripts of grades must be provided by your educational institution and if necessary may be sent directly to the chapter's P.O. Box. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST HAVE THE OFFICIAL STAMP AND/ OR SEAL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICIAL.
 

CRITICAL DATE:
Application Deadline: March 20, 2021

 

MAIL APPLICATION TO:
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter
Scholarship Application
P.O. Box 2245
Petersburg, VA 23803