Three New Academic Scholarships Established to Support Alpha Phi Members

by Katie Gates in Impact

Continuing a legacy of investing in women leaders and scholars 

Thanks to donors’ support and dedication, Alpha Phi Foundation’s Scholarship Program has grown exponentially since our first academic awards in 1959. Over 60 years later, Scholarship remains a priority of our donors and Alpha Phi Foundation. To continue our commitment to increasing scholarship, we are excited to announce three new academic scholarships to be awarded for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Delta Chi Chapter Scholarship 

The Delta Chi Chapter Scholarship was initiated by alumna Donna Weekes Edwards (Delta Chi-William Woods)With Donna and her chapter sisters’ supportit is exciting to celebrate this scholarship’s inaugural award. 

Reflecting on her intentions, Donna shared that she “never dreamed it would happen so quickly and that there would be such support” and hopes it will “help someone special.”  

Members of the Delta Chi Chapter pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree will be eligible for the merit-based award. 

Gamma Sigma Chapter Scholarship 

Established by past Alpha Phi Foundation Board Chair and DirectorKaren McChesney Howe (Gamma Sigma-Wisconsin Stout), the Gamma Sigma Chapter Scholarship is a merit-based award to support undergraduate and graduate members of the Gamma Sigma Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Inspired by her collegiate and alumnae Alpha Phi experience, Karen hopes to “recognize a young Alpha Phi that has a dream andwith a little additional assistancemake her life a little easier and worries lessened.” 

loyal Alpha Phi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Foundation volunteer, Karen currently serves as a Leading With Heart Campaign Ambassadorhelping our organization expand leadership, academic, and professional growth opportunities for the next generation of Alpha Phis. 

Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship 

Alpha Phi Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of the Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship. 

Established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for members who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. As the cost of higher education rises, the Foundation is committed to creating opportunities that begin to address the systemic, disparate impact of student debt on communities of color and to further the academic success and aspirations of our BIPOC Alpha Phi collegians and alumnae. 

Alpha Phi Foundation supports Alpha Phi’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Learn more about Alpha Phi’s Stand Together programming area. 

Scholarship Program

Through the generosity of donors, Alpha Phi Foundation awarded over $370,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to graduate and undergraduate Alpha Phis for the 2020-2021 academic year. The 2021-2022 scholarship application opened on December 1, 2020, and will close on March 1, 2021. Learn more about the Scholarship Program and how to apply.

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