2020 Scholarship Application

The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce the 2020 Scholarship Application for the 2020 - 2021 academic year is open to current high school seniors who are School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Charter School and Achievement Academy students planning to enroll at bachelor degree offering institutions in the Fall of 2020.

This scholarship is for African American men who are seniors in high school in the Philadelphia, PA area. The application is open Friday March 15, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is Friday May 10, 2019.

Thank you for your interest.

How to Apply

To apply you must complete two components: The Checklist and The Application.

The Checklist is your guide to completing your 2020 Scholarship Application. When all items are completed and checked and the signatures are received, the application can be submitted to the Scholarship Committee Chairman.

The Application is a series of questions and information about the Applicant that will allow the Scholarship Committee to make their award determinations.

Step 1: The Checklist

You must complete and check each item on the 2020 Scholarship Checklist. The completed checklist, the requested documentation & publication suitable photo must be submitted with the application to be considered for any scholarship award.

Download, Print & Complete

  • Download and print the checklist
  • Neatly & clearly write your responses to each item with black ink
  • Procure signatures from the Applicant, School Officials & Parents/Guardians
  • Attach the supported documentation including:
    • Original Personal Essay
    • Copy of official high school transcript
    • Copy of SAT and/or ACT Scores
    • Publication Quality Suitable Photo

To download & print the checklist click here.

Step 2: The Application

You must respond to each and every question on the 2020 Scholarship Application. A fully completed application must be submitted to be considered for any scholarship award. For your convenience there are two versions available: Online or Printed.

Online Version

To complete and send the application online click here.

Printed Version

You can complete the paper version one of two ways.

To download and print the application click here.


The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity is seeking to enhance higher educational opportunities for qualified graduates of the Achievement Academy. It is our desire that through financial assistance, some young man, who might not otherwise be afforded the opportunity, might gain advanced educational training. Further, it is our hope that with this education, the individual will be able and obliged to contribute to the betterment of the region, the country, and indeed the world.

Award Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must have been accepted by a four year accredited college or university.
  2. Applicant must have at least a “C” average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale), as well as a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Scholarship Award Declaration

  1. Selected candidate must submit proof of college matriculation in order to receive his first award payment.
  2. The student is expected to maintain at least a 2.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and maintain standards of good conduct to be eligible for scholarship renewal.

Method of Selecting Awardees

  1. The applications will be forwarded to the chairman of the Scholarship Committee, to be received not later than the published deadline date.
  2. Potential candidates will be contacted by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship Committee as to a possible interview. (Achievement Academy candidates will be notified of the date, time & location by mail.)
  3. Scholarship winners and their high schools will be notified by letter.

Basis of Award

The recipients will be chosen based upon their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities (in and outside of school), character, personality, leadership qualities, and overall potential for the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. Financial need will be considered and given priority.

About Us

This scholarship is a program bourne of the work and will of multiple organizations.

The Philadelphia Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi®

The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® is a large alumni chapter based in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Alumni is led by L. Douglas Harrell, Jr., the chapter’s 48th Polemarch.
Click Here to Read More about Philadelphia Alumni.

L. Douglas Harrell, Jr. - Polemarch

L. Douglas Harrell, Jr. is the 48th Polemarch of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi®.

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter defines and implements the program to identify deserving students and programs eligible for scholarship awards.

Nathanial W. Abney, Jr. - Scholarship Committee Chairman

The Achievement Academy

The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Achievement Academy is an award winning mentoring program for young men of color from Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Our primary focus is on the development of life skills and educational accomplishments of our young men. The Achievement Academy serves as a vehicle to allow our students to learn about key life related topics that are not incorporated in the traditional school curriculum.

The Achievement Academy has almost 100 enrollees from ages 9 to 18 and provides additional mentoring for young men who matriculate to college and/or the military.

The Academy also sponsors a series of workshops for the parents. The workshop presenters are professionals from the Philadelphia area. The alumni and undergraduate members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are also program participants.
Click Here to Read More about The Achievement Academy.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding application.

By Postal Mail

Nathaniel W. Abney Jr.
Chairman Philadelphia Scholarship Committee
441 Mininger Road
Souderton, PA 18964-2219

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By Email

You can reach the committee chairman at Scholarship@PhillyKappas.org.