The Orange County Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mu Epsilon Omega, is proud to award scholarships up to $5,000 to deserving young women in their senior year of high school.
Be an African American female high school senior residing in Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire or Los Angeles County
Matriculate as a full time student at an accredited 4-year college or university for the fall of 2018
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Demonstrated exceptional leadership through community service and/or involvement in extracurricular activities
Scholarship Application Requirements
Completed online application
400 – 600 word essay – Former First Lady Michelle Obama once said, “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Please share an example of a difference you’ve made that led to a positive outcome in your school, home or community.
Copy of signed transcript from high school counselor
Recent formal color portrait (recommendation – senior portrait)
Two letters of recommendation – from a teacher and someone who can attest to your personal character and attributes. Letters cannot come from a relative or peer.
Application Timeline & Important Dates
Monday, May 6, 2018 – Application deadline 11:59PM
Week of May 27, 2018 – Scholarship recipient notified (via email or phone)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Mu Epsilon Omega Chapter meeting. Scholarship recipients are required to attend.
September 15, 2018 – Verification letter of student’s full-time status is due
Method of Distribution
The scholarship recipient must request their respective university or college registrar’s office to send a letter (on school letterhead) to this organization’s mailing address, stating that the student is enrolled with full-time status for the fall of 2018. The funds will be forfeited if the recipient withdraws from school prior to the receipt of the funds, or if the letter verifying the student’s full-time status is not received by September 15, 2018. The scholarship check will be disbursed to the recipient upon verification during the fall of 2018.
It is highly recommended that you type out your essay in Microsoft Word and paste it into the essay box. A confirmation message will be displayed if your application was submitted successfully. If you need assistance with submitting this form, please contact [email protected]
The scholarship period is now closed.