KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.

RICHARDSON-PLANO (TX) ALUMNI CHAPTER


Scholarship Opportunity – Up To $ 3,500

DO YOU KNOW OF A DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR/COLLEGE STUDENT IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE?

To assist in their college career, the Richardson-Plano Alumni Chapter awards scholarships to qualified and deserving male students who are either high school seniors or college students who have graduated from high school within the last three years. The scholarship is payable to the student in one lump sum upon verification of enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Educational scholarships, in categories such as Academic, Extracurricular, Community Service, the Arts, and Kappa Leaguers, will be granted to deserving, qualified male students. Selected students will be awarded a scholarship up to the amount of $3,500. The scholarship is payable to the student, in one lump sum, upon verification of enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

To apply, fill out the form below. The deadline for application submission is March 6, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Walt Ellis at 972-896-1477.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Scholarships are open to male students in the following categories:
    • Senior high school students who live or attend high schools (public & private) in the North Texas Metropolitan Area.
    • An undergraduate college student that graduated within the last three years from a high school in the North Texas Metropolitan Area.
    • Membership Training Academy (MTA) student from a college-sponsored by Richardson-Plano Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.
  1. Preference is given to students who require financial assistance to achieve their educational goals.
  2. An eligible candidate must have a 2.50-grade point average or better.
  3. An eligible candidate must be enrolling as a full-time student in a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university in the fall semester.
  4. Eligible students must:
    • Complete the Personal Information section
    • Upload an official high school transcript. Note: required for high school seniors only
    • Upload your standardized test scores (SAT/ACT). Note: required for high school seniors only
    • Write an essay of  250 – 350 words
    • Complete a detailed listing of all extracurricular activities    
    • Complete the section on community service/volunteer activity summary 
    • Upload at least two letters of recommendation

Failure to submit all required components may result in automatic dismissal of the scholarship application.

 Next Steps:

Once your scholarship application is submitted, please allow up to three weeks from the close of the submittal period for review. At the conclusion of the review, a representative from the Richardson/Plano Alumni Chapter will contact you regarding your status in the selection process.  A reception for scholarship recipients will take place in June or July of this year where the scholarship awards will be presented to the awardees.

RPA Scholarship Application

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • ACADEMIC INFORMATION

  • DATES OF ATTENDANCE
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITY

  • ESSAY TOPIC

  • Please select only one of the following topics for your essay. The essay must consist of 250 – 350 words.

    1. Explain the importance of education and how it relates to social and economic development.
    1. From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?
    1. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge.
    1. Articulate the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish them. Give at least one specific example that demonstrates your work ethic/diligence.
  • Your application must include the following documents: An official high school transcript, a copy of your standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), a typed essay of 250 – 350 words, a detailed listing of all extracurricular activities and volunteer work, and at least two letters of recommendation. You can upload your documents using the file upload tool. The system will only upload files with extensions ending with jpg, gif, png, pdf or docx.
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