- Marian Wright Edelman
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
About the Scholarship
On an annual basis, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Kappa Beta Omega Chapter offers two types of scholarships to deserving young African-American women within the greater Vallejo community. These scholarships are based on either academic achievement or financial need.
Qualified African American female seniors enrolled in a high school in Solano County, California with a 2.5 or above grade point average (GPA) may apply.
Note: The residency requirement does not apply to applicants who participated in the 2019 Kappa Beta Omega Chapter Debutante Ball. All other eligibility requirements apply.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Before you apply online...
You will need to have the following items readily available for upload. If these items are not uploaded at the time of submission, your application will be considered incomplete. Please remember, incomplete applications are automatically disqualified.
A current picture
A statement of school and community activities, which you are a participant (please include any office(s) held from grades 9-12).
A statement of future plans and ambitions including college goals/plans (limited to 250 words).
Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher, counselor or school administrator).
The required essay (see below).
Note: your official transcript must be mailed to the below address on or before the application deadline.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Beta Omega Chapter
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
P.O. Box 6281
Vallejo, CA 94591
2021 Scholarship Essay
Write a brief essay (1 page/single spaced or 2 pages double spaced using Times Roman size 12 font) on one of the topics listed below. The essay offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and to express yourself.
Identify a social or political issue that concerns your school and/or community, and explain what action(s) you would take to address the issue.
Select an individual whom you believe has served as one of the strongest African American role models in this century. Identify his/her most significant qualities as a role model and explain how this is evidenced through his/her actions. Justify your response.
Essay Helpful Hints:
Thesis should not only address the prompts but also should offer an opinion that the essay can defend given the writing constraints.
Details and examples should be specific and well chosen.
Ideas should be logically and coherently organized.
Word choice and use of sentence structure should be purposeful and precise.
Essay should be carefully edited for grammatical and mechanical errors.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the scholarship application.