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The Omicron Xi Omega Chapter Scholarship Program

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Loistine Clark (left), scholarship chair of Omicron Xi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Althia R. Tweiten (right), chapter president, congratulation 2016 Scholarship Recipients:  Latricia Garland, (receiving an award on behalf of her daughter Jasmine L. Garland,) India Green, Soukaina Barnes (receiving an award on behalf of her daughter Samira Barnes,) Sierra Holmes, Lidia Hughes, and Kamali A. Robinson.

The Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to invite college-bound students to apply for its academic scholarships.

For over 109 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented programs that impact countless lives by providing “Service to all Mankind.” Our current International Program focuses on Launching New Dimensions of Service. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are addressing community needs with service initiatives in five target areas: Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership, and Global Impact. Click here for more information on our International Programs.

Since 1984 Omicron Xi Omega Chapter has educated, encouraged, and engaged the community through service, and has strived to cultivate ethical and scholastic excellence and community engagement among young people. Our chapter wishes to provide academic scholarships to students who exemplify academic excellence and community service and wish to pursue a college education.

The Omicron Xi Omega Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program primarily focuses on students from the Montclair, Bloomfield, and West Essex region. These scholarship opportunities were designed to create financial opportunities for young women to achieve their educational goals and an opportunity for students to explore the limitless possibilities a college education could present them. However, this year young men also may apply for scholarships in three of seven categories listed below.

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

2. Demonstrate financial need

3. Submit a documented history of community service

4. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (one must reflect community service)

5. Submit an official transcript

6. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

HISTORICAL BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

2. Attend a historically Black college or university

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Submit a documented history of community service

5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (one reflecting ability in core courses)

6. Submit an official transcript 7. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship committee

THE MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Have minimum GPA of 3.5

2. Pursue a college major in the math or the science field

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Submit a documented history of community service

5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (from math and science teachers)

6. Submit an official transcript

7. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

 

THE DORIS H. COLEMAN BUTTERFLY BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

The Doris H. Coleman Butterfly Book Scholarship will be awarded by Mrs. Jan Murphy, daughter of the late Doris H. Coleman. Mrs. Murphy observed her mother’s affinity for butterflies that graced her flower and vegetable gardens every summer. Doris found much joy in interacting with butterflies while she was working in her gardens and while she was relaxing on her front porch. She took much pride in being a charter member of Omicron Xi Omega Chapter, and she was Golden member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Submit an autobiographical sketch or a resume highlighting your achievements and community service and a written statement articulating how you have achieved against the odds(community service is a requirement)

2. Submit an official transcript

3. Submit two letters of recommendation (teacher, guidance counselor)

4. Plan to attend South Carolina State University (preferred)

5. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

THE “I AM” SCHOLARSHIP

Tennille Flowers, a member of Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, will award a scholarship to a male or female graduate who has a physical challenge. Ms. Flowers’ “I AM “ affirmation embodies the concept that although she and many other people, old and young, are physically challenged, they are capable of living fulfilled lives.

The scholarship will be awarded to a physically challenged student who wants to get an education and has the potential to erase boundaries and succeed. Ms. Flowers has had Multiple Sclerosis for several years.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Have a physical challenge

2. Have a 3.0 GPA

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Submit an official transcript

5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (one documenting community service)

6. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

THE WILMA ELAZER AND LINDA ELAZER DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

The tenth President of Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Althia Tweiten, will award a scholarship in memory of her late mother Willa Mae Elazer and her late sister Linda Elazer Davis to the daughter of a single adult female.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Be the daughter of a single mother

2. Have a 3.0 GPA

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Submit an official transcript

5. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

THE GALE GIBSON GAYLE AND CLEMENTINA ELLIS BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Gale Gibson Gayle, will award a book scholarship in memory of her late grandmother Mrs. Clementina Ellis. Dr. Gayle’s grandmother raised her and instilled in her the value of education and perseverance. Through her grandmother’s guidance, Dr. Gayle gained an understanding that education can be transformative, and getting an education is the only equalizer in our society. Dr. Gale Gibson Gayle, higher education administrator and faculty member will award a book scholarship to a female graduate who aspires to continue her college education at a community college or a four year institution. Dr. Gayle is a member of Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Must be a full time student

2. Have a 3.0 GPA

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation

5. Submit an official transcript

6. Attend an interview with the Omicron Xi Omega Scholarship Committee

Click here to download the entire 2017 Scholarship Application:  Application 2017 (1).

For more information about Omicron Xi Omega’s scholarship programs, e-mail us at scholarship@omicronxiomega.org

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION, INC. (E.A.F)

Also, we encourage you to visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (E.A.F) website which is www.akaeaf.org and apply for scholarships.