There are (5) scholarship types available, of which, each can have multiple students awarded. As an applicant you only need to complete one application to be eligible for any of the five (5) listed below:
The Pearls of Wisdom Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors seeking to attain higher education, provides services to the community and promote educational activities. The scholarship is named after the charitable arm of Pi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.
The Marjorie Herbert Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to enroll or who currently attends an historically black college or university (HBCU). The scholarship is named after Mrs. Marjorie M. Herbert who attended and graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, an historically Black university. She is a Charter member of Pi Theta Omega and a dedicated Morris County Community leader. Continuing HBCU students are also eligible for this award (rising college Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors).
The Princess Anne Millard Scholarship is awarded to eligible graduating high school seniors who have excelled academically, participated actively in extra-curricular and community activities, and who intends to pursue undergraduate studies in education or a related social science area. The scholarship is named after Mrs. Princess Anne Millard who became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® in 1949 while attending what was then known as Virginia State College (now university) in Petersburg, VA. As a charter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Pi Theta Omega Chapter, Mrs. Millard held two major offices and served on several committees. She is a founding member of the chapter’s Education Committee, which administers its scholarship program annually. In December of 2008, Mrs. Millard funded the “Princess Anne Millard Scholarship,” under the umbrella of the Pearls of Wisdom Foundation, Inc.
The Mitzi Abney Wisdom Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with a GPA or 3.0 or higher who plans to further their education in the area of math or science and be actively engaged in one or more extracurricular activities through school or community. Examples of activities include sports teams, academic clubs (debate team, student government, language clubs, etc.), visual and performing arts (drama performance, dance, art shows/exhibits), or mentorship and personal development organizations (Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, etc.). Ms. Abney-Wisdom graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Spanish/Education, became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated® in 1974, and is a charter member and former President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated, Pi Theta Omega Chapter.
Helping connect our society across generations. Ms. Vera Blossom graduated from Benedict College in South Carolina with a degree in Biology, became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated in 1968, and a charter member and former President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated, Pi Theta Omega Chapter. After a number of years teaching, working in corporate America, and various others areas, Ms. Blossom grew more passionate the connection between young and older adults. She then decided to pursue a degree in Social Work. Ms. Blossom received her Masters in Social Work at Rutgers University while working full-time.
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