Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter
Darnell Rucker Scholarship Program
2016 Scholarship Application
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.
Offered by:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter
Contact:
Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter
Scholarship Committee
c/o Beverly Murray, President
P.O. Box 7539
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Organization Information:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-lettered sorority established
and incorporated by African American college women. The sorority was founded
on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Sigma Lambda
Omega Chapter is located in the San Fernando Valley. The chapter has
voluntarily served the educational, economic and health needs of individuals and
families within the local community since 1990.
Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter offers scholarships to provide financial assistance
and motivation to students pursuing higher educational endeavors, who reside in
the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley or Simi Valley areas.
Eligibility Factors and Limitations:
1.
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or transferring
community college students enrolling in a four-year college/university
beginning Fall 2016. First-time community college students are eligible as
well.
2.
Applicants must have preferably grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a
4.0 scale.
3.
Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in a 4-year or 2-year
institution of higher education beginning Fall 2016.
Application Packet:
Complete Application Packet must be mailed(postmarked) by March 31,
2016 deadline date. Contents will not be returned to you.
The following documents must be submitted with the application in a single
packet:
(a)
(b)
(c)
Completed and signed application form (applicant and parents’ signatures
required)
Official transcript, including Fall 2015-Spring 2016 grades
(Note: transcripts must be sealed by your school’s records office in order
to be considered official)
Three letters of recommendation speaking to accomplishments in the
following areas:
1. Community Service
2. School - or church-related activities
2
(d)
(e)
3. Academic Achievement
Essay (see page 7)
A recent picture of yourself
Basis of Selection:
The following criteria will be taken into consideration in making the awards:
1.
Academic achievement
2.
Extra-curricular activities
3.
Community service and leadership
4.
Your educational plans, future goals and areas of interest
5.
Essay
6.
Letters of recommendation
7.
Partially on the applicant’s ability to complete this application in its
entirety
8.
Financial need
Scholarship Amount:
o High School Graduates attending 4-year institutions: $1,000 to $2,000 award
o Community College Graduates transferring to 4-year institutions: $1,000 to 2,000
award
o First-time student attending a community college: $250 to $500 award
Winners will be required to submit verification of Fall 2016 full-time enrollment in order to
receive their award.
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Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter
Scholarship Application
Applicant Contact Information: (please print clearly)
Last name
First name
Middle name or initial
Address
City
State
(
)
Day phone
Age
Zip
(
)
Evening (cell) phone
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy)
What is your sex (circle one)?
Female
Email Address
Birthplace (city, state/country)
Male
Are you a U.S. Citizen?
Yes
No
Education:
Please list schools you have attended or have current enrollment. Indicate the actual or expected
dated of graduation/transfer.
High School
Community College
High School Location
Community College Location
High School Graduation Date (month/year)
(Semester/Year)
Community College Transfer Date
Please indicate your student status: (Mark one)
1 High school senior attending a 4-year college/university in Fall 2016.
2 First-time community college student attending a community college in Fall 2016.
3 Community college student transferring to a 4-year college/university in Fall 2016.
4
Family Background:
Father/Guardian
Mother/Guardian
Name
Address
Telephone
Employer
Occupation
Activities: List your extra-curricular school and community activities e.g., student government, athletics,
orchestra, clubs, church participation, offices held, awards, etc… (Attach additional sheet, if necessary.)
Extra-Curricular School Activities
Dates
(from – to)
Participation, office held, honors
Community Services
Dates
(from – to)
Participation, office held, honors
5
Date
received
Awards/Recognition
Sponsoring Organization
Work Experience
Position
Dates
(from – to)
Description of tasks/duties
College Choice:
Please tell us the name and location of the college(s) you have applied and/or received
conditional acceptance.
First choice:
Second choice:
Third choice:
Education/Future Plans: Briefly give your educational plans, future goals, and areas of
interest. (Attach additional page, if necessary.)
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Financial Need: Briefly describe the current resources available to finance your education.
(Attach additional page, if necessary)
Essay (attach): Your essay should be no less than one page and no more than two pages in
length using a typeface of Arial, font size of 12, and double-spaced. TOPIC: Choose an issue
or concern affecting the African American community. Propose a solution. Explain how this
solution can contribute to strengthening the community.
____________
Applicant’s Name (Print)
Parent’s Name (Print)
____________
Applicant’s Signature
Date
Parent’s Signature
(needed only if applicant is a dependent)
Date
7
Mail completed Application Packet to the address below.
Packet must be received by March 31, 2016.
Mail to:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter
Scholarship Committee
c/o Beverly Murray, President
P.O. Box 7539
Van Nuys, CA 91409
If you have questions or concerns please email [email protected]
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