Fraternity gives scholarships, awards in Howard County

April 25, 1999

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. of Columbia offers a scholarship and awards program for Howard County residents or students who attend school in the county.

The men of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter -- the national fraternity's Columbia chapter -- will offer nine scholarships to high school seniors of African-American or African descent recognizing academic excellence and potential.

The fraternity also bestows eight nonmonetary awards named after the fraternity's founders -- six for black students noting academic excellence, achievement in sports or service to their school or community.

An award is offered to a faculty member, counselor or administrator who has inspired African-American students and another to a parent who has demonstrated commitment and concern for students.

The deadline is Friday. Guidelines and applications are available in high school guidance offices, or from Black Student Achievement Program coordinators.

Information: Freeman L. Sands, 410-461-2732.

Pub Date: 4/25/99

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