PLANO, TEXAS — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richardson-Plano (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (RPA) is still committed to honoring achievement in every field of human endeavor. On Friday, the organization announced a virtual scholarship fundraising event that intends to raise $10,000 by Apr. 1.
Since 1994, the chapter has awarded deserving North Dallas students with college scholarships to help offset the escalating costs associated with tuition and fees.
The chapter has been unable to sponsor fundraising events that typically require social interaction. But members of the chapter’s achievement committee were determined to develop an alternative method to allow RPA to continue funding scholarships.
“We had to do something. To do nothing at all was not an option,” said RPA Achievement Committee Chairman Walt Ellis. “Fortunately, we’ve got some pretty talented brothers within this chapter who have the skillset and have the resources to make this virtual event a reality. I’m pretty optimistic we’ll meet our fundraising goal.”
This year, male students who are either high school seniors or current college students who’ve graduated from a high school in North Dallas within the last three years have an opportunity to earn an RPA scholarship. Click here to learn more about the RPA scholarship opportunity.
RPA has partnered with startup BGLO WeFund, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to serving Black Greek-letter organizations. Click here to visit the campaign page or to make a donation.
About Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi is a college Greek-letter fraternity founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911. It is the second oldest existing collegiate historically Black Greek-letter fraternity in the United States. The fraternity has over 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, and Japan.