Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • High school senior
  • Reside in and attend high school in Lake County, Illinois
  • Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited junior college, trade school, or university (verification of acceptance must be provided)

Submission Requirements:

  • Two recommendations (one community or personal reference and one high school teacher, counselor, academic mentor, or administrator)
    • Forms must be placed in sealed envelopes and mailed to the address below or emailed directly from the references (the recommendation form is located in the link below and can be completed for the community and academic recommendation)
  • Completed application, including student response, must be submitted and postmarked by March 10, 2024
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to complete the required form. (The same form can be used for both recommendations.)

Important Notes:

Applicants recognized as finalists may be asked to submit a professional photo and participate in an interview in March (exact dates to be determined)

Mailing Address:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
PO Box 8528
Waukegan, IL 60079-8528
Email Address: 

Please click here to complete the scholarship application form.