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Breaking down Barriers for African American young men to attend 4-year Colleges and Universities

College Scholarships for Graduating African American Males from Northern Virginia High Schools 

The Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (AF KSEF) has awarded approximately $500k in college scholarships since its charter in 1990.

Each year, AF KSEF awards multiple renewable four-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per year. Each application will be evaluated based on the below eligibility criteria and instructions. 

Applications, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts must be submitted with the scholarship application by May 15, 2021.  

Scholarship Criteria for Graduating High School Seniors

  1. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee after all completed applications have been reviewed and scored. The selectees will be reviewed and approved by the AF KSEF Board of Directors.
  2. ​Children and relatives of members of the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated are not be eligible. 
  3. Below are the minimum eligibility criteria for 2021 scholarships awards:  ​         
     (a) Have an unweighted cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
          on a 4.0 scale
     (b) Be a graduating senior of an accredited public 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) Be an African American Male.
     (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 two (2) 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
In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit:
  • Click the below link to access the 2021 AF KSEF Scholarship application (Google Form).  Only one on-line application will be considered.
  • Two signed letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a teacher or staff member at your school.
  • An OFFICIAL copy of your high school transcript with an unweighted, cumulative grade point average. The transcript must include first semester of 12th grade.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have all required documentation at the time that you plan to complete the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Accurate and current contact information (cell phone number and email address) for the applicant and all other requested contacts.
Please note that in order to access the 2021 scholarship application you will need to use a google email account.

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