Alpha Kappa Alpha offers awards to graduate students on both a merit and need-based basis. The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation is to promote lifelong learning. This is accomplished by securing charitable contributions, gifts and endowed funds to award scholarships, fellowships, and grants.


The following general criteria is a summary and applies to all award categories:

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time (depends on your school’s qualifications) at an accredited degree granting institution. Online and accelerated classes are accepted.
  • Graduate students must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year.
  • Demonstrated exceptional academic achievement/or financial need.
  • Leadership, volunteer, civic and academic services.

Scholarship applications and supporting documents for Graduate students are due August 15, 2023. Awards will be announced by December 2023.

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