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Scholarship

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Academic Excellence Celebrated and Supported
Delta Beta Omega's Scholarship Program for Deserving Students
The Delta Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce its scholarship program for the 2021-2022 school year. Over the years, this chapter has awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to deserving students. Our mission is to provide service to all mankind by volunteering our time and resources to multifaceted programs that address education, health and wellness, as well as issues of national and international concern.
Applications for scholarships are now being accepted from qualified students who:
  • Are graduating high school seniors entering a four-year college or university OR are community college students transferring to a four-year college or university
  • Have a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Are interested in careers in education (for the Dr. Peggy L. Payne Memorial Scholarship only).
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Applications are now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who submitted
*** PLEASE NOTE: The application and all supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline ***
  • A cover letter and resume that details your school and community leadership and/or involvement
  • A social media biography of 150 characters or less
  • A photograph (no selfies) not larger than 4x6
  • A double spaced essay with your name in the upper left-hand corner (topic information listed below)
  • Two letters of recommendation. One (1) from a teacher, guidance counselor and/or extracurricular advisor AND one (1) from a person in the community (ie. pastor or employer)
  • An unofficial transcript from the registrar's office, indicating class rank, grand point average, SAT or ACT scores are optional, but can be submitted if available (additional information listed below)
  • Additional typed sheets to specific questions within the application with your name in the upper left-hand corner
Notes from the Scholarship Committee
  • Unofficial transcripts will be uploaded with your application. Official transcripts will be requested if awarded. Please follow-up with your school guidance counselor regarding your campus process. We are in unprecedented times and need to support all students looking to pursue higher education and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will continue to do so.  If this date needs to change we will post a notification.
  • Essay Topic for the General Scholarship - "A College Education: My Key To The Future"
  • Essay Topic for the Peggy L. Payne Memorial Scholarship - "A College Education: My Key To The Future For Careers As An American Educator"
  • Gather all of the information and details BEFORE beginning the application process so that it can be done in one session.
  • Save each document as a PDF with your full name and topic (example: FirstNameLastName_CoverLetter)
If you have any questions, please email the committee at scholarship@dbo-aka.org.
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  • Click here to access the online application
  • Click here to download a printed version of the form
The AKARAMA Foundation (awarder of scholarships for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Beta Omega chapter) does not discriminate in its educational service programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment, and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  The AKARAMA Foundation will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.