LUKE H. CHATMAN SCHOLARSHIP
GREENVILLE, SC: The Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation along the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. released on June 21, 2013, the 2014 Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship application packet, which includes the scholarship application, recommendation forms and instruction sheet.
The chapter will be awarding the Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship to deserving high school seniors starting College begining in the upcoming Fall and Spring terms (2014-15). The deadline for submitting the packet is April 1, 2014. The scholarship is targeted to African-Americans (Males preferred). We are making the application packet available eariler to allow more applicants more time to complete the application. Previously, it was available in late December or early January.
The scholarship is based on the whole person concept, which encompasses academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, athletics and service to the community. Also, an applicant's financial need will be considered in the selection of the scholarships. The scholarship application requires two letters of reference from the community. If one or both of the reference is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha, the application will receive preference in the selection process.
This year we are transition the management of the Scholarship form Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter to the Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc. Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, our mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. The Foundation’s programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina. For more view about the Foundation please visit our chapter web site at www.alphagreenville.org.
We are expecting to announce a $3,000 award for this year (2014-15). Currently, we have three scholarship in being funded at various colleges. You can view previous scholarship winners on the Chapter's Web site, www.gglapa.org.
Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Kynan Robinson, Scholarship Committee Chairman, via email message at email@example.com. or calling the Chapter number at (864) 441-9067.