Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation - Gateway Arch Scholarship

The mission of the Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation is to promote and uplift the education of youth and the advancement of communities. This is achieved through it involvement in various activities and initiatives. These activities are to support both the national initiatives and programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated as well as support other local philanthropic interest in St. Louis metro area.

The Gateway Arch Scholarship will be awarded, totaling $1,000, based upon consideration of academic excellence, financial need, personal accomplishments, aspirations, and student/ community involvement. Each award is to be applied to the tuition of the four-year accredited college institution at which the student has been accepted and enrolled.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Live in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4 year university in Fall 2024
  • Identify as Black or African American

Finalists for these scholarships may be required to participate in an interview.

Awardees will required to submit documentation by April 5, 2024 from the university where the student enrolls confirming attendance. Funds will be disbursed in September 2024.

Each candidate must be present at the reception given in his honor to be awarded the scholarship. Details regarding the reception will follow later. In the case of an emergency or a conflicting engagement, the candidate must call before the reception to state why he or she cannot attend the reception and to receive a waiver from this requirement. Failure of candidate to show or call will forfeit the scholarship.

Questions? Contact Brent Harvey harveybapa06@gmail.com

Donor
Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Epsilon Lambda Chapter
Award
$1,000
Deadline
04/05/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Update your Scholarship Central General Application to list the college/university you plan to attend. Have you been accepted to that college/university?
  2. School Counselor's Name
  3. School Counselor's email address and/or phone number
  4. List high school activities (sports, clubs, offices, etc.).
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, letter, recognition)
    • 3. Years
  5. List community activities (church, scouts, volunteering, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Years
    • 3. Office, award, letter, recognition
  6. List any awards, honors or leadership roles NOT included in the questions above.
    • Award, honor or leadership role
    • Years
  7. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
  8. Write a 500 word essay on the topic “What a College Education Means to Me.”
  9. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  10. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL SECOND RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  11. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work. I understand that all awards will be made at the sole discretion of the Foundation, and the decision by the Foundation will be final.
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