2021 Alpha Iota Mu Lambda Scholarship

The Iota Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. / Alpha Iota Mu Lambda Foundation is now accepting applications for The "Alpha Phi Alpha" Scholarship Program. This scholarship program was established primarily to provide assistance to outstanding African American male seniors graduating from Tacoma-Pierce County High Schools in their pursuit of a baccalaureate degree program of study at an accredited college or university. Scholarship funding is distributed through the Alpha Iota Mu Lambda Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization designed to support our chapter’s educational and leadership programs.

The "Alpha Phi Alpha" Scholarship Program will honor promising graduating high school seniors from the Tacoma-Pierce County metropolitan area with a $1,000 scholarship per recipient. Based on the judging panel, successful applicants will receive an award in memory of Joseph Peyton (Joe Peyton Scholarship).

Successful Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in their College/University academic program within the second grading period of the current school year to remain eligible as scholarship recipients.

Joseph Peyton was a University of Puget Sound career educator and dedicated member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eligible applicants for the scholarship must have achieved a minimum grade point average
(GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Consideration will be given to the difficulty of the courses taken, academic progress, community service, and to any particular challenges met and overcome by the applicant.

Iota Mu Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. must receive all completed application packets no later than March 9, 2021 A complete application packet includes the application forms verified by your guidance counselor, parent / guardian, transcript, letters of recommendation and the essay.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at the Annual Tacoma National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship Awards Luncheon scheduled for, Spring 2021 (date, location & time to be determined).

Application requests, completed application packet, and all other inquiries should be submitted to:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Iota Mu Lambda Chapter
Attention: Director of Education
PO Box 39126
Lakewood, WA 98496

or via email to iml.apa1906@gmail.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

From its inception on the campus of Cornell University in 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity in the United States established for men of African descent, the Fraternity has supplied voice and vision to the struggle for equality by demanding quality education for African American students. During this, our centennial year, the men of Alpha continue to emphasize that education is the absolute and undeniable catalyst of future economic, political, and personal success.

The list of Alpha Phi Alpha members who have stood at the forefront of the African American community’s pursuit of social justice and equal educational opportunities include some of the following distinguished leaders: W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, and many others. Local leaders include: King County Executive Ron Sims, former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, Seattle City Councilmember Richard McIver, Judge Charles V. Johnson, Judge Charles Z. Smith, Former Tacoma School Board Member, Willie Stewart, Tacoma Municipal Court Judge, Dwayne Christopher, and many others in the Puget Sound area.

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