Scholarships for College

Launching New Dimensions of Service


The Rho Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce two scholarship programs offered through their Ivy and Pearls Foundation.

Since its inception, the Ivy and Pearls Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to help aspiring youth further their education, growth and development.

HBCU Campus Tour Scholarship

Our HBCU Tour Scholarship has been awarded for the year. Please visit our website later in the year for the new application details.

2018 Ivy and Pearls Foundation Scholarship

A minimum of four IPF scholarships will be awarded in 2018, and are intended to aid entering college freshmen by providing financial support based on academic merit, community engagement and need. One of these scholarships will be designated for a freshman attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) institution and one will be designated for a female majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degree. Completed application packages must be submitted by 16 April 2018. Finalists are required to attend the annual African American Baccalaureate Program in San Jose, CA on Sunday, 03 June 2018. Finalists are also required to provide bi-annual progress reports, which consist of four questions, by Jan 31st and July 1st of each year of freshman through senior year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Rho Delta Omega service area (San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties)
  • Be African/African-American
  • Be a high school student graduating in Spring 2018
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a two- or four-year college in Fall 2018
  • Show recent community involvement

Download 2018 IPF Scholarship Application

Contact for more information.