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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Omega Tau Omega Chapter
Serving Fort Mill and Upper York County, South Carolina
Chartered December 9, 2017

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Founded in 1908 at Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by African-American college women. Since its founding, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of over 270,000 college trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both, domestic and international in its scope.

York County Pearls of Promise Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization Omega Tau Omega Chapter is an alumni chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, serving the Fort Mill, SC area and Upper and Far Western York County, SC since 2017.  Both organizations are dedicated to promoting high scholastic and ethical standards through service and scholarship.

Requirements & Eligibility

Updated information for Requirements & Eligibility:

Applicant must be a May or June 2024 graduating African American male or female high school senior.
Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or other higher learning institution. Scholarship recipients must provide proof of acceptance and enrollment before funds are disbursed to the student.
A minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4-point scale (unweighted) is required.
Scholarship winners must attend their school’s end of year award’s ceremony.

Scholarship Award Categories

The York County Pearls of Promise Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Omega Tau Omega Chapter Scholarships are supported by the fundraising efforts of the organizations members. The recipients of these scholarships will be awarded financial support to be used towards educational expenses.

Scholarship categories

Community Service: This scholarship is awarded to two (2) high school seniors who have made a major impact in the community by completing 200 hours or more of community service.

Service to Mankind: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior pursuing a degree that is focused on serving the community and/or caring for others, such as education, medical field, or social work.

For the Culture: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior pursuing higher education at an Historically Black College or University.

High eSTEAM: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior pursuing a degree focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.

Prestigious: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior exhibiting literary excellence by achieving the highest essay score, based on a pre-defined rubric (recipient selected by committee).

Application Process

The application packet must include the following:

  • Evidence of a minimum of 20 community service hours over the past year
  • The applicant’s official high school transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, as indicated on application form
  • A typed essay, as indicated on the application form
  • A wallet size photograph
  • Selection of one scholarship category


    The application process begins December 1st and ends on April 30th.

                            All application packets must be emailed by April 30, 2024.  Incomplete or late application packets will not be considered.
    Please email application packet to:
    Omega Tau Omega Chapter
    Attn:  EAF/Scholarship Committee Chairman

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