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The Syracuse Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Iota Nu Omega, awards four scholarships, annually, to Black female students who are involved in their communities and demonstrate good academic and moral character. The scholarships range from $500 - $1000. We are accepting applications from high school students planning to attend a college/university in the 2024-2025 academic year.



See the eligibility requirements below.

Who is eligible? 
  • Any female who is of African descent (African-American, Black, Caribbean, and Central/South American) and 

    •  Is in the last semester of high school; 

    • Is accepted to and will attend an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning. 

Who is ineligible? 
  • Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.® and their families are ineligible. Family members include children, siblings, nieces, and granddaughters. 

What is the deadline to apply? 

  • May 6, 2024


What is needed to apply? 

  • A completed typed or neatly printed application form 

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation - The recommendation letter should be addressed to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

  • A one-page essay (500 word max.) describing educational plans, career goals, aspirations and interests

  • Official High School Transcript (emailed directly from your School Counselor) 

  • Copy of college acceptance letter 

  • A application reviewed and signed by your School Counselor  


You can either click on the button to apply electronically or you can print out the document found here. scan all documents into one Adobe file and send via email. Application documents submitted individually (with the exception of your transcript) will not be accepted for consideration.  


Priscilla Markland, Scholarship Committee,​​

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