Scholarship Applications

  • The 2017 - 2018 Scholarship Application submission deadline has passed.

    Thank you.


  • The PEARL Foundation, Incorporated
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
    Rho Zeta Omega Chapter

    2017-2018 Scholarship Application

    For additional information, contact:
    The Scholarship Committee at


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., founded in 1908 as the first African-American Greek-letter sorority, promotes high scholastic and ethical standards.  It soon became America’s premiere organization for college-educated women, focusing on academic excellence and community service.  The international sorority has grown to over 760 chapters both undergraduate and alumnae.


    Since 1988, the North Suburban Atlanta Chapter, Rho Zeta Omega, has actively supported the community through various service projects.  One of our annual projects includes awarding college scholarships to talented students in the area.  The PEARL Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with Rho Zeta Omega Chapter, will award scholarships based on the following criteria:


    • Must be an African-American female who resides in Cobb County.
    • Must attend a Cobb County High School or Marietta High School
    • Must be in the graduating class of 2018
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Must have demonstrated leadership in the school and community
    • Must have participated in community service projects
    • Qualified applicants must participate in a panel interview on March 4, 2018.


    • Application must contain:
      • Completed online application (Click here to download)
      • Resume
      • Headshot picture
      • High school transcript (submitted by the school to
      • ACT (composite score) or SAT (total score)
      • Two letters of recommendation (completed by school official, church/community leader) - (submitted to
      • Signed  Acceptance Statement
      • Signed Certifications page
      • A 500-word essay on one of the topics listed below.  The essay must be double-spaced, using 12 point, Times New Roman Font


    Scholarship Topic

     (Choose One)


    1. Describe how you have demonstrated leadership both in and outside of school.

    2 . In light of today's political climate of divisiveness and blatant racism against people of color, if you had the opportunity to create your own political platform to bring your school, community, and this country together, what would be your top three platform   targets?

    A completed application and supporting materials must be submitted by Monday, February 19, 2018.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


    Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Skills Development Workshop presented by Rho Zeta Omega Chapter scheduled for February 25, 2018.  Those who plan to attend must RSVP at no later than February 20, 2018. 


     Gloria Nichols                                                        Angela Bowers

    President, The PEARL Foundation, Inc.           President, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter