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Achievement Foundation

The Hampton-Newport News, VA Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter Achievement Foundation was incorporated on 8 April 1998. The Achievement Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to providing services to community youth so as to help produce a better quality of life for all through education and training and to provide to young persons, academically oriented services such as tutoring, leadership training, career exposure and financial assistance for schools of  higher learning in the form of scholarships. The mission of the Foundation is to provide education, training, and mentoring programs and other philanthropic services that enhances the quality of life for the community at large. The Foundation supports the Newport News Alumni Chapter’s two signature programs, Guide Right and Scholarship. The Foundation is a 501c3, tax exempt, non-profit organization, registered and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia (EIN is 31-1787427). The Foundation receives most of its charitable contributions from the public. Website coming soon!

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., has established twenty merit or need scholarships to promote academic excellence among high school seniors. The following scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students graduating from high schools in Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, York County and Williamsburg-James County. Active Kappa Leaguers living in and outside of the peninsula will be considered.

Eligibility

Lucius C. Wyatt Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Demonstrate academic excellence

  3. Have an interest in a career in business and entrepreneurship

  4. Possess a commitment to civic contribution

Arthur M. Price, Jr. Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University. Priority will be given to applicants attending North Carolina A&T State University, Hampton University or Norfolk State University

  3. Possess an excellent academic record and leadership potential. Students should have at least a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 1000

  4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and community involvement

  5. Financial need will be considered

 

Robert D. Ayers, Jr. Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Must have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5

  3. Must be active in the community and school

  4. Must exhibit compassion and concern for others

  5. Must be accepted to and plan on attending an HBCU

  6. Financial need will be considered

 

 

Norris E. Lamb Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University, with first consideration given to applicants attending Virginia State University

  3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 to 3.0 and an SAT score in the range of 820 to 1000 or ACT equivalent

  4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and civic and community involvement

 

 

William M. Revells Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and Scholastic Aptitude tTest (SAT) scores of at least 1000

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school/community activities

 

 

Gregory Williams Scholarship ($500, renewable for four years, college 2.5 GPA)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes a least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of at least 1000

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school/community activities

  5. Must include a financial need letter/statement

 

Frank J. Smith Endowed Scholarship ($500, renewable for four years)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University, with first consideration given to applicants attending Hampton University

  3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.3 to 3.0 and an SAT score in the range of 820 to 1000 or ACT equivalent

  4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and civic and community involvement

 

 

Augustus L. Owens Scholarship ($1000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University. Priority will be given to applicants attending South Carolina State University, Hampton University or Virginia State University

  3. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and community involvement

  4. Financial need will be considered

 

 

LTC (R) Curtis J. Johnson Memorial Veteran Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a graduating high school male senior

  2. Write a one-page essay on “What are personal characteristics of a good leader?”

  3. Provide a documented record of excellent conduct, leadership potential and civic and community involvement

  4. Submit an official copy of your high school transcript

  5. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of no less than 2.8 and an SAT score of 900 or ACT equivalent

  6. Be accepted for admission into an institution of higher learning

  7. Demonstrate a need for financial support necessary to attend college

 

 

Community Knights Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Live in the Hampton Roads area

  2. Be a male or female graduating senior

  3. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or better and an SAT score in the range of 900 or ACT of 17

  4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and civic and community involvement

 

Brian Gillespie Scholarship for Future Business Leaders ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Must be accepted to and planning to attend an HBCU

  3. Majoring in Business or Entrepreneurship

  4. Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  5. Have demonstrated a record of excellent conduct, leadership potential and civic/community involvement

 

 

Kappa Achievement Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes:

    1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

    2. A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1200 or American College Testing (ACT) score of 24

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school and community activities

  5. Must include a financial need letter/statement

 

 

William R. Walker Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes:

    1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

    2. A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1200 or American College Testing (ACT) of 24

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school and community activities

 

 

Archie C. Felton Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes:

    1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

    2. A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1200 or American College Testing (ACT) of 24

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school and community activities

 

Robert B. Suber, Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes:

    1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

    2. A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1200 or American College Testing (ACT) of 24

  3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential

  4. Be involved in school and community activities

 

Catherine S. Williams Education Scholarship ($500)

 

  1. Male or female graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University. Priority will be given to applicants attending Tuskegee University, Hampton University or Howard University

  3. Be accepted at a Virginia Community College with a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (2 + 2 program)

  4. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and community involvement

  5. Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) or at least 2.5 and a minimum SAT score of 850 or ACT equivalent

 

 

Roger R. Watson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior

  2. Be accepted for admission and attend a Historically Black College or University. Priority will be given to applicants attending Virginia State University, Norfolk State University or Hampton University.

  3. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher

  4. A minimum SAT score of 820 or ACT score of 15

  5. Preference given to involvement in athletics for your high schools (student athlete)

  6. Preference will be given to a senior who has been an active participant in the Hampton- Newport News Alumni Guide Right Program

  7. Have demonstrated an excellent record of conduct, leadership potential and community involvement

  8. Must exhibit compassion and concern for others

 

 

Small Business Workforce Service Center Scholarships 2 ($500)

 

  1. Be a male graduating senior attending a four year college or university

  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75

  3. Major in Business or Education, leading to a four year degree

  4. Preference will be given to an active graduating Kappa Leaguer; this is not, however, a requirement.

 

Lee Arthur Lewis, Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($1000, renewable for up to 5 years)

 

  1. Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university; or currently enrolled or returning undergraduate student

  2. Priority will be given to applicants attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)

  3. Participation in extracurricular or community service activities is desirable

  4. Priority may be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need

  5. This scholarship shall not be limited on the basis of gender

  6. Receipt of the scholarship is contingent on acceptance to school

Marjorie Lee Faulk Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

 

1.      Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a nursing school or a two-year or four-year college or university for nursing.

2.      Have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or better

3.      Have demonstrated an excellent record of serving others by volunteer work through church, school and/or community activities 

4.      Receipt of the scholarship is contingent on acceptance to school

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How to Apply

To enter the competition for a scholarship, applicants must submit:

 

  1. A completed typed application form (included). Only apply once.

  2. An official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores

  3. Two letters of recommendation as stipulated in part E of the application form

  4. Applicants who wish to be considered for the Arthur M. Price, Jr., Robert D. Ayers, Jr., Augustus L. Owens, Gregory Williams, LTC (R) Curtis J. Johnson Memorial Veterans Scholarships and the Kappa Achievement Scholarship must include a statement of financial need from your school counselor

  5. Affix a current photograph (2 x 3) to the first page of the application form

 

The above documents, which constitute a complete application package, must be submitted to the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the address shown on the application form and be received to his address by April 30, 2024. Incomplete or handwritten application packages will not be considered.

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