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Educational Advancement Fund Scholarship

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The Educational Advancement Foundation was founded in 1980 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® an organization with a rich and distinguished history of service that spans nearly a century.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first Greek letter organization of its kind. The organization pioneered mobile health clinics in America, has been a leader in the fight against illiteracy, and has the distinction of being one of only a handful of women's organizations to operate a federally funded Job Corps. But, ever since Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. awarded its first scholarship in 1914 ($10 to a liberal arts student at Howard University), one program of service has endured—scholarships.

Creating the Educational Advancement Foundation was the method by which Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® sought to ensure that there would always be support for education, its oldest program of service. Today, the Foundation, a financially strong and viable organization, is a powerful tool for good, pooling the resources of others who share this vision of providing a perpetual source of support for education.


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be a female resident of Northeast Florida;

  • Applicant must have completed at least two (2) semesters at an accredited
    degree-granting institution;

  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher;

  • Must demonstrate active involvement in at least two (2) campus and/or community

  • Must provide a typewritten 250-350 word personal essay.

Deadline: Application must be received by 

Application Submission Information: Application and other supporting documents must be emailed to

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