Educational Advancement Foundation Community Assistance Awards

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) provides funds to advance education in fulfillment of its mission: “To promote lifelong learning.” The Community Assistance Awards is available to full-time students who are currently enrolled at an accredited degree-granting institution. The Foundation is a source of support to graduate students, post freshman students and nonprofit organizations serving diverse beneficiaries. Community Assistance Awards are awarded to assist individuals and organizations for a specific civic, educational or human service program or project.

The Educational Advancement Foundation was founded in 1980 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an organization with a rich and distinguished history of service that spans nearly a century. Today, the Foundation, a financially strong and viable organization, is a powerful tool for good, pooling the resources of others who share this vision of providing a perpetual source of support for education.


  • Be a full-time (depends on your school’s qualifications)
  • Be currently enrolled student at an accredited degree-granting institution. Online and accelerated classes are accepted.
  • Must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year.
  • Demonstrated exceptional academic achievement/or financial need.Leadership, volunteer, civic and academic services.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicant can submit online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The applicant must submit all the following:

  • Two letters of support and other supporting documents, double-spaced.
  • Budget: The budget must include:
  • Total funds for the project/activity
  • Delineate the use of requested funds
  • Funds from other sources (if applicable)
  • Narrative: not to exceed five (5) typewritten pages should include:
  • Name of project/activity
  • Need or rationale
  • Objectives
  • Procedure
  • Number of participants assisted by this program
  • Target audience
  • Relationship to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. program priority
  • Expected benefits
  • Method of evaluation (with proper timeline)
  • Additionally, provide a copy of your IRS 990 or audit.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Community Assistance Awards are one-time awards to non-profit organizations implementing projects addressing one of the programmatic thrusts of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.:
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Health Promotion
  • Family Strengthening
  • Environmental Ownership
  • Global Impact
  • Awards range from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00
  • Award Information – Qualified expenditures include: Tuition, room/board, coursework fees, books and supplies (paper, notebooks, computers, electronic media, etc), local transportation (e.g., to/from/at school), including bus fare, mileage auto expense, parking, and tolls.

Application Deadline:

Community Assistance Awards applications are due on August 15, 2017, at 11:59 PM CST. The awards will be announced in November of 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact by e-mail:

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