The Beta Phi chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is making history in its 50th year by establishing the first Black Greek-letter scholarship endowment at Ball State University. The sorority aims to raise $50,000 to support future generations of Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters, who can earn this scholarship through academic excellence or financial need. So far, the Ball State University Foundation, volunteers, current sorority members, and alumni are at the half-way mark and are launching a $25,000 effort on One Ball State Day in order to complete this very important gift.
During a kickoff celebration on Oct. 20 with more than 100 members, the sorority handed President Geoffrey S. Mearns a $50,000 ceremonial check representing a commitment to reach the goal. We’re asking you today to commit to this important scholarship and to ensure that the best and brightest members of Alpha Kappa Alpha can receive much-needed tuition support to ensure success during their time on campus.
Brenda Vance Paschal, the Scholarship Committee Chair, said, “By establishing this scholarship endowment, we’re creating a culture of sustainable giving.” “This will propel the next generation of sorors to dream bigger dreams and have the confidence to achieve them.”