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NOTHERN VIRGINIA KAPPA ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION

NORTHERN VIRGINIA KAPPA ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 

The Northern Virginia Kappa Achievement Foundation Scholarship is based on a student’s academic achievement and participation in school/community organizations and activities.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average.  They must write a 350-word essay on a topic (listed on the application) to submit with their scholarship application.

The application process also requires three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and in some cases, an interview.  The Foundation will award three (3) scholarships for $1,000.00.

The scholarship committee selects a recipient based on their academic achievement, character, and leadership.  Included (On Right) is the link to the Scholarship Application and a description of the scholarship to be posted in your school.

LIEUTENANT (LT) CHARLES SPENCER SCHOLARSHIP

The Lieutenant (LT) Charles Spencer Scholarship Fund welcomes applications from college bound high school seniors attending high school in Northern Virginia with at least one parent who is a veteran of the Armed Forces and that will be attending one of the great Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

LT Spencer served in the United States Navy for over 23 years, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer, earning his degree and commission from Norfolk State University.  LT Spencer has never forgotten how the opportunities and experiences attending an HBCU prepared him as a leader in the military and life after.  The Foundation will award, annually, one (1) scholarship for $1,000.00.

The scholarships will be based on the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  2. The applicant must have at least one parent either active military or honorably discharged, and must submit the DD214 (with the social security number redacted) or active duty identification card.
  3. The applicant must submit a 350-word essay response to the following prompt: “Why you chose to attend an HBCU and how can it prepare you for your future?”
  4. The applicant must submit an official high school transcript.
  5. The applicant must submit three letters of recommendations (community member, school official, and a personal friend or relative).
  6. The applicant must be accepted to one of the great Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the next school year.
  7. Finalist are required to participate in an interview held by the scholarship selection committee.
  8. The Northern Virginia Kappa Achievement Foundation, Inc. scholarship selection committee will review all applications and select the most qualified candidate. The NVKAF Board of Directors will approve the final selection of the scholarship committee.


Ben Abney, Chairman

Contact: (703) 774-4296

Thomas Jefferson
President

Brian Jones
Vice-President

Michael L. Boyd
Secretary

Roy Brown
Treasurer

Ben Abney
Anthony Ashby
Gerald Harvey
Chuck Spencer
Ivan Johnson
Board of Directors

Ben Abney
Scholarship Chairman

Mark Hopson
WOA Chairman

KAPPA LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP 

The Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is sponsoring a Kappa League scholarship for a highly productive Kappa Leaguer. The applicant must be a registered, active member of the DLAC Kappa League for the entire school-year of application for the scholarship. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior, with a grade point average of 2.8 or better.

Please submit an official high school transcript. Also, the applicant should provide an essay (500 words maximum) to demonstrate a high level of participation in Kappa League, including contributions to the group. Additionally, the applicant should describe participation in school and other community volunteerism, and provide three letters of recommendation.

The applicant must be accepted to an accredited four-year institution at the time the scholarship is received. This scholarship is worth $1,000. The Northern Virginia Kappa Achievement Foundation scholarship committee will select the scholarship recipient based on activism, leadership, achievement, moral character and commitment to the objectives of Kappa League. Application, transcript, essay and letters.

Only complete application packets should be sent to Northern Virginia Kappa Achievement Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 1968, Ashburn, VA. 20146-1968.

KIM VISMALE SCHOLARSHIP 

The Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. invites applications for the Kim Vismale Scholarship. The need-based scholarship of $500.00 is awarded annually to a graduating male high school senior residing in Loudoun County, VA. Applicants must have a current GPA between 2.0 and 2.99. Applicants are required to submit a 350-word essay to illustrate a) personal and academic goals, b) community involvement, and c) reason for the need-based scholarship. Applicants should also submit 3 letters of recommendation and an official high school transcript. Finalists will be required to participate in personal interviews.

Submissions for the scholarship should be mailed: Northern VA Kappa Achievement Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1968, Ashburn, VA 20146-1068.

The Kim Vismale Scholarship will contribute to the potential of a young man who is working to overcome academic and/or external challenges. In addition, the goal of the scholarship is to recognize, encourage and reward the emerging progress of a high school student who desires to attend a college or university.

Note: In person interviews will be conducted with Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Elizabeth Abney Scholarship

Elizabeth Abney Scholarship Fund welcomes applications from college bound high school seniors attending high school in The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (the DMV). Clarice Elizabeth Abney has always worked tirelessly in the community helping those in need. She believes in the power of education to transform lives and to shape the future. The Foundation will award annually one (1) scholarship for $1000 n her name. The scholarship will be based on the following criteria:

1. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

2. The applicant must submit a 350-word essay response to the following prompt: “Why you chose to attend an HBCU and how can it prepare you for your future?”

3. The applicant must submit an official high school transcript.

4. The applicant must submit three letters of recommendations (community member, school official, and a personal friend or relative).

5. The applicant must be accepted to one of the great Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the next school year.

6. Finalist are required to participate in an interview held by the scholarship selection committee.

7. The Northern Virginia Kappa Achievement Foundation, Inc. scholarship selection committee will review all applications and select the most qualified candidate. The NVKAF Board of Directors will approve the final selection of the scholarship committee.

Allia Watts Scholarship

The Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is sponsoring the Allia Watts Scholarship Fund for a college bound high school senior who is the child of a veteran with a disability ranking of at least 10% disabled or greater.

Applicant’s parent must have been honorably discharged from the military and must submit the DD214 (with the social security number redacted) and provide a copy of the eligibility letter showing the percentage of the parent’s disability. Essay of 350-words responding to the following prompt: “How honor, courage and commitment have impacted my life”. Official high school transcript must be submitted, three letters of recommendations (community member, school official, and a personal friend or relative). Applicant must be accepted to an accredited four-year institution of higher learning for the next school year. Finalists are required to participate in an interview held by the scholarship selection committee.

Northern Virginia KAPPA Achievement Foundation, Allia Watts Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1968, Ashburn, VA 20146-1968.

The “JADE” SCHOLARSHIP

The Just A Diva Encouraging (JADE) Academic Achievement Scholarship welcomes applicants from an accredited high school in the Northern Virginia Area. The applicant must be from a Single-Parent Household and have a minimum of a 3.0-grade point average. We will award this scholarship to one (1) individual for $1,000.00

JADE is a Non-profit 501c3 faith-based global ministry established in 2014. Our mission is to serve with compassion, humbleness and integrity while being a voice of outreach connecting with women locally & globally. Since its founding, JADE has supported and worked within the Washington, DC metropolitan community and many other cities. Serving all with humbleness and compassion while fostering physical and spiritual support to encourage, empower, restore and provide healing to all in need.

JADE believes a DIVA is Divine, Inspiring, Virtuous and Anointed and there’s a DIVA in every woman. She can come from any background, be any shape, size, color or age.

Applicants must write a 350-word essay on a topic (listed on the application) to submit with their scholarship application. The application process also requires three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and in some cases, an interview. The scholarship committee selects a recipient based on their academic achievement, character, and leadership. Enclosed is a copy of the Scholarship Application and a description of the scholarship to be posted in your school.

Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.

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