Kappa Alpha Order, a national men’s collegiate fraternity, was founded in 1865 at what is now Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. Kappa Alpha Order is founded upon the ideals of honor, excellence, and chivalry. These principles continue to be seen in the actions and activities of our men even today. At any one of Kappa Alpha’s 132 active chapters throughout the United States, our members are known as gentlemen and leaders among men. The men of the McNeese State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Order are proud to offer this scholarship to a future leader on our campus.
Purpose: To identify male high school seniors who possess a strong desire for academic excellence, leadership positions in student organizations, and plan on attending McNeese State University in the fall semester as a full time student.
Reward: One or more individuals selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be awarded scholarships for financial assistance during the 2021-22 academic year up to $500.00. There will be two (2) $250 scholarship and one (1) $500 scholarship awarded.
Qualifications: Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for this award:
- Graduating high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale;
- Have held a leadership position in a student or service organization within the last two years;
- Have applied and been admitted to McNeese State University;
- It is recommended to have at least one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or service organization leader accompanied with the application; however, it is not required.
*Letter of recommendation and application must be submitted by August 25, 2021.