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Scholarship

Education_FutureNu Iota Omega Chapter in partnership with Ivy Tea Rose, Inc., is committed to the development of youth in our community. In addition to the mentoring programs we participate in, we award two scholarships annually to deserving students.  The Connie Joyce Davis Scholarship is awarded to a local African American high school senior who is in good academic standing. The Robin Lynn Young Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving female African-American law student at Florida State University. The THINK HBCU Scholarship is awarded to a local African American male or female student who will be attending a Historically Black College & University. These scholarships are based on academic merit and financial need.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

We are thankful for our sponsors and the community at large for supporting our events which in turn, allows us to provide these three scholarships to deserving students.

Connie_JoyceConnie Joyce Davis

June 30, 1977 – September 15, 2008

Connie Joyce graduated from Ft. Walton Beach High School in 1995 and she graduated from the University of Florida in 1999. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Connie Joyce was enrolled at Capella University as a candidate for a Master’s in Business Administration. Connie Joyce worked as a third and fourth grade teacher at J. J. Finley Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida. She continued her professional teaching career at Maxey Elementary School in Winter Garden, Florida. She changed careers and began working for Hewitt Associates, Inc. as a Calculus Engineering Analyst where she calculated pension plans for the federal government.

Connie Joyce had a very active life. She loved dolphins and recently learned how to swim so she could swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove. True to her alumni, Connie Joyce was a “Gator” for life. She loved to sing Zion’s songs and help children. Connie Joyce made many friends and enjoyed working for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Criteria

The applicant must be an African American High School Senior in good academic and social standing within the Orlando Metropolitan area. Please click here to download the information and scholarship application. Application submission deadline is March 31, 2017. The successful applicant shall be honored at the Annual Kentucky Derby Soiree on May 6, 2017 held at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center, located at 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761.

Criteria are as follows:
Submit a completed the application
Submission of a 250 word essay describing your reasons for applying for this scholarship
Submission of one (1) letter of recommendation from your school principal, teacher or counselor
Submission of one (1) letter of recommendation from your minister or community service coordinator
Submission of an official transcript
Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)

Click here to download the application.

The completed application packet should be mailed to: Nu Iota Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., P.O. Box 941953, Maitland, FL 32794, ATTN: Deidre Harris, Scholarship Chairman.

Past Recipients


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Robin Lynn Young

November 17, 1965 – July 3, 1999

The Robin Lynn Young Scholarship is dedicated in remembrance of Robin Lynn Young. Robin was a dedicated and loyal member of Nu Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® She exemplified all the characteristics of a true Alpha Kappa Alpha woman. She had an enormous spirit. Her spirit was so illuminating and real; she inspired everyone she touched. She was a tremendous leader with vision and a sense of value. Robin modeled and promoted sisterly relations with vigor. She was creative, talented, committed to community service and possessed a win-win attitude.

Nu Iota Omega has partnered with Florida State University College of Law in the awarding of this scholarship annually.

Past Recipients


 

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Think HBCU

Download application here.

Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, Think HBCU℠ to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.

 

In order to be eligible for this award, please note the following requirements:
Completion of the attached application
Completion of a 250-word essay answering the following: “Why are you attending an HBCU and what will you gain from an HBCU college experience?”
Submission of one (1) letter of recommendation from your principal, a teacher or counselor
Submission of one (1) letter of recommendation from your spiritual leader/minister or community service coordinator
Submission of an official transcript
Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
District GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application submission deadline is March 31, 2017. The successful applicant shall be honored at the Annual Kentucky Derby Soiree on May 6, 2017 held at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center, located at 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761.

Past Recipients

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