Breaking down Barriers for Under-represented men to attend 4-year Colleges and Universities
College Scholarships for Graduating Under-represented Males from area High School
Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni (VA) Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (KSEF) has awarded approximately $500k in college scholarships since its charter in 1986.
Each year, A-F KSEF awards multiple four-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per year. Selection among students who meet the prescribed criteria will be based on a) financial need, b) contribution to school and community, c) academic achievement and d) letters of recommendation.
Applications, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts must be submitted with the scholarship application by the stated deadline.
Who May Apply for A Scholarship?
Any high school graduating senior male that background is from under-represented demographics and attends public high school in the Greater Washington DC area. The student must qualify to attend a four (4) year accredited institution of higher learning may apply.
Scholarships awards are open to graduating seniors of an accredited high school in Northern Virginia geographical area who meet the prescribed qualification in items 3a through 3h below
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee after all candidates have been screened. Their selection will be approved by the Alexandria-Fairfax Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund Board of Directors.
Candidates for scholarship awards must meet the following criteria:
Children, spouses, and relatives of members of the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated shall not be eligible.
(a) Have a high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 or better on a 4.0 scale.
(b) Be a graduating senior of an accredited high school in the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park, and Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William in the State of Virginia.
(c) Demonstrate financial need.
(d) Male from an underrepresented demographic.
(e) Demonstrate high moral character and be involved in school and community activities (e.g., student government, honor society, sports clubs, church, volunteer work, etc.)
(f) Submit three (3) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a school administrator or faculty member.
(g) Be accepted to an accredited four-year institution of higher learning for the next school year.
(h) Submit an official high school transcript.
Scholarship Renewal Criteria
Scholarship(s) are renewable annually up to four consecutive years. Scholarship recipients shall meet the following criteria for renewal:
Be a full-time student at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning during the prior year.
Have a college GPA of 2.3 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Submit an official college transcript, enrollment verification letter, and current photo with the renewal application.
Scholarships shall be limited to students attending "educational institutions" as defined in the U.S. Tax Code.
Disbursement(s) may be made to the student(s) upon notification of enrollment in a qualifying college or university. Checks will be made payable to the college or university and shall be applied to the recipient's legitimate college costs. If the student withdraws from school or is found to have misused the funds, the scholarship will be terminated.
Students that do not meet the GPA, enrollment, submissions of documentation, and moral character requirements will have their scholarship revoked. There is no appeal process for revoked scholarships.
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