Scholarships

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Eric Hairston
Chairman Scholarship Committee

PURPOSE

The Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., has established eleven merits or need scholarships to promote academic excellence among male high school seniors. The following scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis,
to male students graduating from high schools in Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, York County and Williamsburg-James City County.

ELIGIBILITY

Lucius C. Wyatt Scholarship Scholarship ($500 – $1,000)

1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Demonstrate academic excellence.
3. Have an interested in a career in business and entrepreneurship.
4. Possess a commitment to civic contribution.

Arthur M. Price, Jr. Scholarship ($500 – $1000)1. Be a male graduating senior
2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University. Priority will be given to applicants attending North

Carolina

A&T University, Hampton University or Norfolk State University.
3. Possess an excellent academic record and leadership potential. Students should have at least a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 950.
4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and community involvement.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Robert D. Ayers, Jr. Scholarship ($1000)
1. Must have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5
2. Must be active in the community and school.
3. Must exhibits compassion and concern for others.
4. Must be accepted and plan on attending a HBCU.
5. Financial need will be considered.

Norris E. Lamb Scholarship ($1000)
1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University, with first consideration being given to applicants attending Virginia State University.
3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 to 3.0 and a SAT score in the range of 820 to 900 or ACT equivalent.
4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and
civic and community involvement.

Senior Kappa’s Scholarship ($1000)
1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes at least a 3.0 gr

 

ade point average (GPA) and scholastic aptitude test (SAT) scores of at least 900
3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential.
4. Be involved in school/community activities.

Gregory Williams Scholarship ($500 renewable for four years, college 2.5 GPA)
1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and scholastic aptitude test (SAT) scores of at least 900
3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential.
4. Be involved in school/community activities.
5. Must include a financial need letter/statement.

Frank J. Smith Endowed Scholarship ($500, renewable for four years)
1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University, with first consideration being given to applicants attending Hampton University.
3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 to 3.0 and a SAT score in the range of 820 to 900 or ACT equivalent.
4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and civic and community involvement.

Augustus L. Owens Scholarships ($500)
1. Be a male graduating senior.
2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University.
Priority given to applicants attending South Carolina State University, Hampton
University or Virginia State University.
3. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and
community involvement.
4. Financial need will be considered.

LTC (R) Curtis J. Johnson Memorial Veteran Scholarship ($1,000)
1. Be a graduating high school male senior.
2. Write a one-page essay on “What are personal characteristics of a good leader?”
3. Provide a documented record of excellent conduct, leadership potential and civic
and community involvement.
4. Submit an official copy of your high school transcript.
5. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of no less than 2.8
and an SAT score of 900 or ACT Equivalent.
6. Be accepted for admission into an institution of higher learning.7. Demonstrate a need for financial support necessary to attend college.

Community Knights Scholarship ($1,000)
1. Live in the Hampton Roads area.
2. Be a male or female graduating senior.
3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average 2.75 or better and an
SAT score in the range of 900 or ACT of 17.
4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and civic
and community involvement.

HOW TO APPLY

To enter the competition for a applicants must submit:
1. A completed typed application form (included).
2. An official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.
3. Two letters of recommendation as stipulated in part E, paragraph 2 of the application form.
4. Applicants who wish to be considered for the Robert B. Suber Sr. Memorial, Arthur M. Price, Jr. or Robert D. Ayers, Jr. Scholarships must include a statement of financial need from his school counselor.
5. Affix a current photograph (2×3) to the first page of the application form.

The above documents, which constitute a complete application package, must be submitted to the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the address shown on the application form and be received by March 31, 2016. Incomplete or hand written application packages not received by the above date will not be considered.

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