of northwest arkansas

The Tea Rose Foundation 
The Tea Rose Foundation 

The PAO Memorial Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY:
The Phi Alpha Omega Chapter Memorial Academic Scholarship  is offered to:
  • Graduating African American seniors enrolled in a high school located in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties
  • African American students currently enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties
  • African American students from the counties previously indicated (a high school transcript must be submitted with the application) matriculating at an accredited college and/or university outside the counties previously mentioned
  • All active and financial members of Phi Alpha Omega and Kappa Iota Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
All applicants must be: (1) graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; (2) non-graduating undergraduates who have earned at least 15 college credit hours (as reflected on the applicant’s transcript) with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; and (3) half or full-time (as defined by their college) graduate and professional students with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Students must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA for each term to remain eligible for the scholarship.

The PAO Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Tea Rose Foundation of Northwest Arkansas, the charitable arm of the Phi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The Phi Alpha Omega Chapter Memorial Academic Scholarship was established in memory of Ernestine White Gibson, Dionne Harold, Cassandra C. Taylor, and Deidre Davis Butler, deceased members of Phi Alpha Omega and Kappa Iota Chapters. The PAO Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Tea Rose Foundation of Northwest Arkansas.

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

2022-2023 AKA GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APP

2022-2023 AKA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APP 

2022-2023 AKA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APP 

Applications for the 2022 - 2023 Phi Alpha Omega (PAO) Memorial Scholarship are now closed.

You may access it by selecting the “Scholarship App” links below. The Scholarship Application Packet must be submitted electronically in the form of ONE (1) PDF Document to Scholarship@nwatearosefoundation.org. (Note: Google Drive links will not be accepted to submit materials.)

The deadline to submit the Application Packet was April 10, 2022.  





Applications

Please feel free to contact us at Scholarship@nwatearosefoundation.org for any further inquiries.

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