Our Education Foundation raises funds for and awards scholarships to deserving scholars as funds are available. Scholarships are made available for African-American males residing and attending school in North Miami Dade County. In order to be considered for a scholarship, please complete the following application. Please note that the application has an essay requirement that should be included as an attachment with the application. Do not submit your application until your essay is ready to be submitted.
A printed version of the application is available here and can also be mailed to the following address:
P.O. Box 12447
Miami, Florida 33101
Scholarship Due Date: March 3, 2017
Part 1: Scholarship Application
Part 2: Scholarship Essay
Essay Topic: Alpha Phi Alpha - Marching Forward By Looking Back
The date was August 28, 1963, the venue was the Lincoln Memorial, and the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The final speaker for the day was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a visionary advocate for civil and social change and a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. It was here on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that he would deliver his historical “I Have A Dream” speech challenging Americans to honor the principles upon which this nation was founded. In August 2013, citizens from all parts of our country converged on the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historical speech.
As a part of this historical celebration, high school students were asked to share their views on the education and violence,and what is necessary to improve their lives as students and citizens. We are asking you to do the same and share your views in a 500-word essay that addresses the following - What would be two things that you would do today to improve the lives of your fellow students and citizens in your community, and why?
The essay must be typed and double-spaced. Times New Roman (14pt) is the desired font.
Scholarship Application Check List
- Online application
- Acceptance letter(s)
- 500 word essay
- Two letters of recommendations (school & community)
- Include transcript or student course history with application
Mail the required documents to:
Mr. Hector B. Gray Sr.
Scholarship Committee Chairman
Beta Beta Lambda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
20445 NW 28th Court
Miami Gardens, Fl. 33056