Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is the nation’s oldest historically African American Sorority. It was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by and for college educated women. AKA has grown into a force of more than 300,000 collegiate members and alumni, constituting over 1,000 chapters in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Germany, Liberia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, South Africa, and the Middle East. The Beta Omega Chapter in Kansas City, Missouri has been in existence since 1920. One of the primary targets of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® is education.
Beta Omega Chapter has awarded more than 1,000 scholarships to students over the years. This year we will award scholarships to seniors graduating from high schools across the Kansas City metro area. Awards will be based on academic achievement, community service, school involvement, extracurricular activities, and financial need. A portion of our scholarships will be earmarked for high school seniors with average grades and test scores but exhibit other exceptional characteristics.
For consideration, the following items must be postmarked by Friday, April 1, 2022.
1. Completed Scholarship Application
2. Essay (one-two pages, double spaced)
3. Counselor’s Certification (sealed and stamped)
4. Official Sealed and Stamped Transcript
5. Letter of recommendation from school official (i.e., teacher, counselor, administrator)
6. Photo (2x3 headshot recommended)
Scholarship winners will be selected in April. All awardees and their guests are invited to be present at a reception to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Completed applications and supporting materials should be mailed to:
Dr. April F. Sutherland, Scholarship Committee Chairman
704 Berkshire Drive
Belton, MO 64012
Dr. April Sutherland,
Scholarship Committee Chairman
Ms. Tannis Hamilton,
Scholarship Committee Co-Chairman