AKA Awards $10K+ in Scholarships to Local Students

Back row: Jaylen Stanford (Bethune-Cookman-University), Ramona McGhaney (Valdosta State), Dominique Agnew (Cornell University), Cameron Harold (FAMU), Lakishay Beckford Pender (Faulkner University), Danielle Butler (FSCJ). Front row: Samuel Coward, III (University Central Florida), Ke’onna Sheffield (FAMU), Kayla Freeney (FAMU), Gregory Ravnell (University of Denver), and Kheira Robinson (Savannah State).

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Pi Eta Omega chapter in partnership with the Alpha Clay Pearls Inc. Foundation, awarded $12,500 in Scholarships to local deserving high school area students. Fourteen Clay/Duval county area seniors received funds and recognition for their accomplishments as graduates in the class of 2017. The scholarship presentation was held in the Community Center of the Orange Park Country Club with chapter members, family and friends of the graduates.

Students will be attending colleges and universities in Florida and throughout country, including five Historic Black Colleges and Universities. Through the Alpha Clay Pearls Foundation, Pi Eta Omega has been awarding scholarships for over 25 years. Established in 2008 by members of the sorority’s Orange Park, Florida, chapter, Alpha Clay Pearls Foundation serves as a non-profit arm for community involvement and scholastic achievement.

Students can apply between January 1st and April 15th each year through www.alphaclaypearls.com/about.html

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