Edward G. Irvin Scholarship Foundation

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Edward G. Irvin Scholarship is provided by the Chicago (IL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. It is awarded annually to graduating black male seniors and is designed to supplement some of the student’s extra collegiate expense, like books and fees.

Website: Edward G. Irvin Scholarship
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
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Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Open to graduating Chicagoland high school males of African-American descent ONLY
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • ACT/SAT test score requirement has been waived this year
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities and/or community service programs

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, The Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarship is given in the amount of $5,000 ($1,250 disbursed annually over 4 years) per recipient.
• The Summerowner Scholarship is a one-time award given in the amount of $1,000 per recipient.

Award
$5,000 ($1,250 disbursed annually over 4 years)
Deadline
04/12/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a MALE student? (You MUST BE A MALE STUDENT TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.)
  2. Official Transcript Required
  3. Please provide one (1) recommendation from a non-family member.
    • Name and Email Address
  4. Please upload your college letter of acceptance OR proof of applying. The letter of acceptance or proof must come from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning.
  5. You are required to list your work history (if applicable) as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities; community service, and awards and honors received.
  6. List the name of the college you plan to attend in fall 2022
  7. What is your intended college major?
  8. How did you find out about this scholarship?
  9. Required Essay: "Why should you be considered to be a recipient of the Edward G. Irvin Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship?" (300 word minimum)
  10. Please provide a brief autobiography (300 word maximum)
  11. Financial Analysis: Expenses
    • 1. College Name
    • 2. Tuition Costs
    • 3. Room and Board
    • 4. Books and Supplies
    • 5. Personal Items
    • 6. Transportation
    • 7. Number of members in the household (include self)
    • 8. Total number of family members in college in fall 2020 (include self)
  12. Financial Analysis: Resources
    • Savings
  13. Financial Analysis: Other Scholarships/Grants
    • 1. Scholarship Name
    • 2. Scholarship Award Amount
  14. Please upload a color, head shot photo (graduation photo or school day photos are acceptable). This photo will be used in promotional material and should be appropriate for sharing.
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