Serving Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon, NC

2019 Chi Rho Omega Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908, is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Rho Omega Chapter, annually awards the Crystal Creech Shepherd Memorial Scholarship to African American high-school seniors who plan to matriculate to a four-year college or university. Preference is given to applicants who live in or attend high school in Knightdale, Wendell, Wake Forest, Rolesville or Zebulon.

All applicants must meet and/or submit the following supporting materials:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Standardized test score results (ACT or SAT)
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Official current high school transcript
  • Senior photo
  • Completed essay and leadership question

The completed application along with supporting materials must be postmarked by April 10, 2019. Download the CRO 2019 Scholarship Application. All information should be sent to:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Chi Rho Omega Chapter
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 434
Knightdale, NC 27545

All scholarships are one year and non-renewable and will be awarded to the recipient upon verification of college enrollment.

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