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.


2019 Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Omega Scholarship (2 awards available - $2,500.00 each) The scholarship will be awarded to 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 - $2,500.00 each) The scholarship will be awarded to 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).

Akadette Scholarship – (1 award available - $1,000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female, classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools or surrounding suburban, private or charter schools with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The applicant must be a member of the AKAdette Club sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter and the Achieving Standards of Excellence Foundation. Applicant must be able to demonstrate at least 50% participation in AKAdette programs, workshops and community service activities for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.

College Admissions Process (#CAP) Scholarship (1 award available - $1,300.00) The applicant must be an active member of the #CAP program, classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools or surrounding suburban, private or charter schools with at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average. The applicant must be a member of the #CAP Club sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter and the Achieving Standards of Excellence Foundation.  The Applicant must be able to demonstrate participation in at least 5 of 9 #CAP programs or workshops for the academic year.

The Duane R. & Stephanie A. Bland Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) 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.

The East High School Scholarship (2 award available - $1,000.00/each) The scholarship will be awarded to an East High School graduating senior. 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 Erica Alexis Bell Memorial Scholarship (1 award available - $1,500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female or male classified as a graduating senior from any Columbus City 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.

Henry C Bland Jr Memorial Scholarship(1 award available - $1,500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to a student continuing their education or a non-traditional student. The student must complete a one page description of the program in which they are enrolled and their future aspirations/ plans upon completion of the program. The student will need to submit a current official transcript from a college/university or trade program. Students’ with existing bachelor's degrees are not eligible. The maximum age is 25 years old.

The Josef L Banks Memorial Scholarship (reoccurring award - $1,500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female or male classified as a graduating senior from a Columbus City School. The recipient of this scholarship must be accepted and enrolled in either a two-year or four-year college or institution of higher learning. The recipient must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. The scholarship will renew annually if the student remains enrolled and maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point average. The scholarship has a 4 year maximum.

The Laureen B. Dean Legacy for Education Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female classified as a high school graduating senior from a Columbus City School. The recipient must have 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 Linda Bland Jefferson Memorial Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) 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. The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in the States of Ohio, Texas or California to qualify.

Lilia Cabezas-Johnson & Cynthia Parker Ball AKAdemics “On The Hill” Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an Hispanic or African American female or male 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 will be given to an applicant who plans to attend Virginia State University. The recipient must attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). 

Lillian George Educational Scholarship (1 award available - $2,500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American female classified as a high school graduating senior in the Columbus City Schools with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  Preference will be given to an applicant who plans to attend Spelman College. The recipient must attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

NBT Community Action Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to an African American male or female classified as a high school graduating senior from Franklin, Fairfield, and or Licking Counties with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. 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 student must be on school’s golf team.

The Ora Dade White Scholarship (1 award available - $1,000.00) The scholarship will be awarded to 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 recipient of this scholarship must be accepted and enrolled in either a two-year or four-year college/university.

Yvonne Peace Jones Scholarship (1 award available - $1,500.00) The scholarship will be awarded to 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 recipient of this scholarship must attend Central State University.