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Scholarship Application


Dear Graduating Senior:

Congratulations on being a member of the graduating Class of 2024! You and your family should be extremely proud of achieving this major milestone in your academic journey. As you prepare to transition from high school to college, we are excited to announce a scholarship opportunity designed with you in mind.

The Orlando Alumni Chapter (OAC) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, will award eligible African-American males in the  Greater Orlando Area Schools scholarships to help defray the cost of rising tuition and expenses associated with college attendance.  We will award eligible applicants from our annual Ernest R. Humphries Memorial Scholarship. The fraternity will award these scholarships to local high school seniors who reside in or attend a school in Orange County and have plans to pursue post-secondary education.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, submit an application, a scanned copy of the official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a brief essay highlighting extracurricular/work activities and any honors and awards received career aspirations, and how the scholarship will be used to meet a financial need to supplement your college expenses.

Best Wishes,
Daxton Barkley,
Chair, (OAC) Scholarship Committee

To have your application considered, the following information must be received by OAC:

Application Deadline: May 4th, 2024

  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.         
  • You must upload a scanned official copy of your high school transcript (or a copy of your most recent grade report and the official transcript must be presented later to receive scholarship funds).
  • Must upload two letters of recommendation:
    • One letter of recommendation from a community leader (Non-Relative) pastor, employer. The letter should not exceed one page in length, highlighting character, leadership and scholastic achievements/potential, and aspirations.
    • One letter of Recommendation Letter from a high school staff member or guidance counselor on official school letterhead.
  • Must submit a one-page (2 pages maximum), double-spaced essay that includes the following:
    1. Extracurricular and work activities you are/were involved in during high school.
    2. Professional/career goals and explain how the program/degree you are studying will help you achieve these goals. Explain why you chose this program.
    1. Explain how the OAC Scholarship will meet a financial need to supplement your education.