The Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.® (KSEF) is the grants branch of Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. KSEF was set up in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-benefit company fully intent on raising funds to be utilized for granting scholarships to alumni of the District of Columbia Public and Public Charter High Schools. The underlying objective was to bring $10,000 up in five years, but KSEF had the option to raise $15,000 that first year. Since then, KSEF has granted roughly 2 million dollars in grants to 700 alumni of the D.C. Public and Public Charter High Schools. Their endowment fund is presently in more than $3 million as they seek after their objective of reaching an $8 million endowment.
To be eligible for the grant, the candidate must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be a graduating senior of a Washington, D.C. Public/Charter High School, show monetary need, and present a copy of the FAFSA. The candidate must be associated with school and community activities exercises, be acknowledged by and enlisted full-time in a licensed four-year establishment of higher learning for the fall semester of the current school year. The following Scholarship’s cutoff time is April 30 of the application year.
KSEF was set up in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-benefit association with the mission of raising funds to be utilized for granting scholarships to alumni of the District of Columbia Public and Public Charter High Schools. The fund is dedicated to making education accessible for all.
Following are the brief details concerning the subsequent grant:
|Organization||Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund|
|Education Level||High school senior, college|
|Number of Awards||Varies|
|Contest Deadline||April 30|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Following is the qualification criteria for the concerning grant program:
- Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Be a graduating senior of a Washington, D.C. Public/Charter High School
- Demonstrate financial need and submit a copy of the FAFSA.
- Be involved in school and community activities.
- Be accepted by and enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning for the fall semester
of the current school year. Official confirmation from the institution that you have enrolled for the fall
The term will be necessary before funds are paid to the institution.
How to Apply?
Qualified candidates who are intrigued to apply must fill out the application form that appeared on the scholarship portal itself and attach the below-mentioned documents along with it. The link to the application is given at the end of this article. The application form must be completed by providing all the necessary information asked.
Below is the list of the documents that need to be attached with your application form:
- Two letters of recommendation
- High school transcript
The selected beneficiaries of the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund grant will be granted the funds they require to fund their education. The award amounts vary every year depending upon the availability of funds and the number of candidates applying. The award funds will be directly sent to the school or college the candidate is attending through a check, and the funds are only for educational purposes.
If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship, make sure to submit your application by April 30 every year, the annual deadline. The applications submitted later this date will be ignored and left unconsidered.