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Thu, Mar 30


Graduating High School Seniors: Apply for our Scholarship!

Calling all MS Gulf Coast area high school seniors to apply for The TZO Ivy Foundation Scholarship! Transcripts are due March 24 and Scholarship Packets are due March 30.

Graduating High School Seniors: Apply for our Scholarship!
Graduating High School Seniors: Apply for our Scholarship!

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2023, 11:59 PM – Mar 31, 2023, 12:04 AM

About the event

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Theta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will award several scholarships to seniors graduating from public high schools located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Harrison and Jackson Counties. Scholarships will be in the amount of $500 and $1000. While all students who meet the general requirements are encouraged to apply, priority consideration will be given to those students who have participated in leadership and community service organizations and activities sponsored by Theta Zeta Omega Chapter of AKA, Inc.; students pursuing STEM careers; and students who will be attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). 

Any student attending a public high school in these areas shall be eligible to apply for this scholarship if he/she meets the following general criteria. 

o A graduating senior from a Mississippi Gulf Coast High School 

o 85 or higher numerical grade point average 

o 18 or higher on the ACT 

o Plan to attend a four-year college/university or a community/junior college 

o Have notreceived a fullscholarship to attend college at the time of application 

o Active in school and community activities o Demonstrated good citizenship both in and out of school 

o Single 

o Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a teacher, school counselor, or principal, verifying the above requirements 

o Include a recent photograph; headshot only o currentschool year, ACT/SAT scores, current GPA (out of 100 points) & GPA (on a 4 pt or 5 ptscale), also class rank. 

Interested students should complete the following and mail to the address listed below. 

► Scholarship Application 

► Resume`: Include honors/awards, clubs and other school/church/community activities; scholarships received 

► Essay: Topic – “How Do You Define Success? How Can Your Success be Used to Enhance Your Community”? [Limit your response to no more than two (2) pages, double-spaced.] The essay will be scored on content, grammar, and mechanics. 

► Two (2) letters of recommendation: Letterhead required. Letters must be sealed with the writer’ssignature across the seal. Letters may be mailed separately but must be postmarked by the deadline. 

► Sealed copy of an official transcript (should include the student’s GPA, ACT score and Class Rank). 

► Photo [wallet size headshot only; no ‘selfies’, please. Place in the space indicated on the application. 

Transcripts must be mailed to: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., TZO Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1575, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 [SENDING TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS WILL DELAY RECEIPT AND MAY RESULT IN APPLICATIONNOT BEING REVIEWED.] 

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Postmark date must be visible on the envelope. Only students selected to receive scholarships will be notified. Failure to respond after notification of selection will result in revoking the scholarship offer. 

Complete application packet must be emailed to by Monday, March 30, 2023. (Applicant will receive an auto response to confirm receipt). 

NOTE: Transcripts MUST be mailed separately and postmarked by March 24, 2023. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., TZO Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1575, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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