Scholarships

Continuing the legacy of promoting higher education…

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.

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. We are dedicated to continuing Alpha Kappa Alpha’s legacy in promoting high scholastic and ethical standards through service and scholarship.

Requirements & Eligibility

Updated information for Requirements & Eligibility:

Requirements and Eligibility for High School Seniors:

  • Applicant must be a May or June 2023 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.

Requirements and Eligibility for College Students:

  • Applicants must be an African American male or female college student.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or other higher learning institution. Scholarship recipients must provide proof of enrollment before funds are disbursed.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4-point scale (unweighted).

Scholarship Award Categories

  • The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Omega Tau Omega Chapter Scholarship is supported by the fundraising efforts of chapter members and the York County Pearls of Promise Charitable Foundation. The recipients of these scholarships will be awarded financial support to be used towards educational expenses. Here are the scholarship award categories:

Scholarship categories for high school students:

  • Community Service Scholarships: 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 Scholarship: 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 who is planning on attending an HBCU.
  • High eSTEAM Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior pursuing a degree focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.
  • The Prestigious Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one (1) high school senior with the highest essay score, based on the rubric. The winner of this scholarship will be selected by the EAF/Scholarship committee.

Scholarship categories for college students:

  • Legacy Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a college student who has a close relative who is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (definition of close relative: mother or grandmother. Membership status will be verified).
  • Aim High Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a college student pursuing an advanced degree (Baccalaureate (if they have an Associates Degree), Masters, Doctorate).

Application Process

The application packet must include the following:

  • A completed 2023 application form
  • 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 1st.

                        All application packets must be emailed by April 1, 2023.  Incomplete or late application packets will not be considered.

Please email application packet to:
Omega Tau Omega Chapter
Attn:  EAF/Scholarship Committee Chairman
scholarship@akasinfortmill.com