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The Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter
Scholarship Guidelines 

One of the founding principles of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® is its commitment to encouraging and cultivating high scholastic standards among young women. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has a rich history of providing young African American women with opportunities to go to college by establishing scholarships through its hundreds of chapters. 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter which serves Champaign, Danville, Rantoul and Urbana began awarding scholarships in 1960. We have awarded over $200,000 to African American college bound high school seniors through our fundraising and charitable efforts; and we strive to continue this important tradition of educating our future leaders. 


To be eligible for this one-year, one-time-only award, the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time high school senior 

  • Reside in Champaign/Vermilion county 

  • Demonstrate community service involvement

  • Be an African American female

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 equivalent scale 

  • Identify academic recognition


Scholarship Applications must be fully completed and submitted online on or before the deadline on Friday, March 31, 2024, by 11:59 pm. 

  • Applications postmarked or email time-stamped after March 31, 2024, will not be considered.​

  •  Applications must contain all of the required items listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  •  A typed personal statement/essay 

  •  An official transcript

  •  If sent by US mail, the official unopened transcript(s) from all high schools you have attended must include a cumulative grade point average/GPA. Email submissions are acceptable if your transcripts are sent directly to Dr. Trina Wright-Dixon at from your high school counselor or administrator.

  •  A photograph of the applicant (a professional headshot is preferred)

  •  Two (2) letters of recommendation, including the contact information for each person who submitted a letter of recommendation. Letter(s) may be sent by the recommender via US mail or emailed directly to Dr. Trina Wright-Dixon at


  • Complete this online official Academic Scholarship Application Form. Applications must be signed by a parent/legal guardian unless the applicant is 18 years of age or emancipated. 

  • Send the completed application, letters of recommendation, and official transcript(s) via US mail or email to:

       Winding Ivy Foundation

       PO 813

       Champaign, IL 61824


  • If you have questions related to this scholarship, please email Dr. Trina Wright-Dixon at

  • Eligible students are encouraged to complete the scholarship by Friday, March 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm. 

  • You can access the scholarship application here:  

  •  You must have a Google (an @gmail email address) account to complete this form.

Applicant Academic Scholarship Criteria

Application Requirements

How to Apply

We encourage you to join us in our fundraising efforts by supporting our signature scholarship fundraising events:

The Pink Panache and Pink Up The Pace 5K Run & Walk.

Contact the Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter

Learn more about Epsilon Epsilon Omega's programs, community events, and how you can help us serve our community by contacting us. 

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