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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the nation’s oldest historically African-American Sorority. It was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., by and for college educated women. The Sorority currently has more than 100,000 college educated members throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. The Beta Omega Chapter in Kansas City, Missouri has been in existence since 1920. One of the primary targets of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is education.

Beta Omega Chapter has awarded more than 1,000 scholarships to high school and college students.  Since the creation of the foundation, they have joined in scholarship efforts.


Scholarships are awarded to young people who are high school seniors. All awards are based on academic achievement, community service, school involvement and financial need.

Scholarship forms are available in February and the following items must be postmarked by in Mid-March of each year to be considered for award:  

1. Completed Scholarship Application
2. Essay (one-two pages, double spaced)
3. Counselor’s Recommendation (sealed and stamped)
4. Official Sealed and Stamped Transcript

Scholarship winners are selected in April and the reception will take place on a Saturday in May. Scholarship winners are invited to be present at the reception.

Ivy Foundation and Beta Omega Scholarship Committee  members

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