Applications now being accepted for 2017 "Think HBCU" Scholarship

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 08:17:01-04
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation of Detroit in conjunction with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Alpha Rho Omega Chapter is proud to announce the “Think HBCU” Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance in the amount of $1,500 to two high school graduates from the city of Detroit who will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has established a national campaign entitled “Think HBCU” which aims to highlight HBCUs and their contributions to the sorority and society. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation of Detroit and Alpha Rho Omega Chapter recognize that the cost of a college education can often significantly burden families. The “Think HBCU” scholarship shall assist with the cost of tuition, housing or books. Our goal is to ensure that graduating high school seniors in the community we serve are afforded the opportunity to obtain a higher education and achieve their goals.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit an official high school transcript at the time of application.
2. The applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Detroit.
3. Must submit proof of acceptance into an HBCU.
4. Must submit a typed essay of 300-500 words answering the following question: Why did you choose to attend an HBCU?
To learn more or to download an application, visit The scholarship application deadline is July 17, 2017.