ASOEF Scholarship Program Information

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.  It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college educated women. The sorority was founded on the principle of “SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND” and has worked to improve social and economic conditions of all--locally, nationally, and internationally.

Alpha Kappa Alpha has a membership of more than 290,000 women in the United States, West Africa, South Africa, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Korea.  There are over 1005 chapters, many of them on college campuses throughout the United States.

Annually the sorority donates more than $1,500,000 in scholarships.  Locally, scholarships will be awarded through our Columbus chapter, Alpha Sigma Omega, and our Achieving Standards of Excellence Foundation.


2018 Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Omega Scholarship (2 awards available - $2500.00 each) The applicant must be an African American female classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools or in a surrounding suburban, private or charter school with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Preference for one of these awards will be given to an applicant who plans to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

Achieving Standards of Excellence Foundation Scholarship (2 awards available - $2500.00 each). The applicant must be an African American female classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools or in a surrounding suburban, private or charter school with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  Preference for one of these awards will be given to an applicant who plans to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

The Erica Alexis Bell Memorial Scholarship (1 award available - $1500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female or male classified as a graduating senior from any Columbus City Schools high school. The applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and must plan to major in education or an education-related field working with students.

The Ora Dade White Scholarship (1 award available - $1000.00) The applicant must be an African American female or male classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  The applicant can plan to do college study at a two or four-year institution.

The Laureen B. Dean Legacy for Education Scholarship (1 award available - $1000.00) The applicant must be an African American female classified as a high school graduating senior from a Columbus City Schools with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The applicant must be planning to major in elementary education or an educational field requiring the teaching of students.

The East High School Class of 1966 Scholarship (1 award available - $1000.00) The East High School Class of 1966 is sponsoring a $1,000.00 scholarship to be awarded to an East High School graduate in the class of 2018. The recipient of this scholarship must be accepted and enrolled in a four-year college or institution of higher learning in a field of study of their choosing. The recipient must have achieved at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average.

 The Linda Bland Jefferson Memorial Scholarship (1 award available - $1000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female or male classified as a graduating senior with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Student must attend a school in Ohio, Texas or California to qualify.

The Duane R. & Stephanie A. Bland Scholarship (1 award available - $1000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female or male classified as a graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.