Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell.
As part of our annual outreach program to black students, our local chapter recognizes and honors the achievements of outstanding high school graduates in the Cincinnati area. Our Scholarship Committee distributes applications, reviews, and recommends applicants for scholarship disbursements. This recognition will be in the form of a certificate or a cash scholarship to aid in financial obligations associated with college enrollment.
Eligible are any African American male graduating seniors of the Greater Cincinnati schools with high academic achievement, well-rounded character and adjustment, high potential to succeed in life, and the desire to pursue a college education. Second priority will be given to students who have financial needs and, who, in the opinion of their high school guidance office, will use such assistance to further their educational objectives.
We seek recommendations for worthy candidates who you think should be given consideration for this recognition and award.
Note: The following documents must be uploaded as part of the process and are required to submit this application:
- High School Transcript
- ACT / SAT Scores
- Counselor Letter of Recommendation
- Formal Photo of the Applicant (*photo should be taken in shirt & tie and will become property of the Fraternity)
If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Director of Educational Activities.
Director of Educational Activities
Fredrick L. Williams
Phone: 513-375-3834 (c)
APPLICATIONS AND ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY
MARCH 1ST (ANNUAL)