Scholarship Information


Discover the Kappa Foundation Scholarship Types

To help our members in their academic pursuits, the Kappa Foundation grants scholarships to hundreds of undergraduates and graduates every year. 

As our members strive to make a meaningful change in the world around them, we empower them to reach their full potential. It’s why our scholarships are built on a simple premise: encourage our sisters to reach their educational goals. 

To help our members in their academic pursuits, the Kappa Foundation grants scholarships to hundreds of undergraduates and graduates every year.

Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 cycle, which are awarded for the 2023-24 academic year, are available from Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 through Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. 

Note: Continuing Education Grants have different application deadlines. Please click below to learn more. 

Most scholarships are $3,000 and are awarded for the following academic year. The Kappa Foundation was pleased to award over $1.27 million in scholarships for the 2021–22 academic year.

Looking to learn more? Check out the Scholarship Application Guide for a timeline of the scholarship cycle, including when notifications, agreements and disbursements are sent.

Undergraduate applicants may apply for a merit-based OR need-based scholarship, but not both. If you try to apply for both types of scholarships, neither application will be accepted.

If you will be a fifth-year undergraduate student, apply for an undergraduate merit-based or need-based scholarship, not a graduate scholarship.

Merit-based awards are up to $3,000 per year or up to $1,500 per term.

Please read the Scholarship Application Guide for more details regarding merit-based scholarships. 

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Undergraduate applicants may apply for a merit-based OR need-based scholarship, but not both. If you try to apply for both types of scholarships, neither application will be accepted.

If you will be a fifth-year undergraduate student, apply for an undergraduate merit-based or need-based scholarship, not a graduate scholarship.

Most need-based awards are up to $5,000 per year or up to $2,500 per term.

Please read the Scholarship Application Guide for more details regarding need-based scholarships. 

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For undergraduate Kappas who find themselves with extreme financial need due to a new or existing situation, applying for a Marisol Scholarship may be an option.

If you meet the requirements for an undergraduate need-based scholarship, you may also meet the requirements for the Marisol Scholarship. The award covers 75% of educational costs, including tuition and fees, housing costs and books.

Please read the Scholarship Application Guide for more details, including the supplemental Marisol Scholarship application. 

Note: All applicants will be asked to acknowledge that they have read the Scholarship Application Guide prior to submitting their completed application.

The award for full-time students is up to $3,000 per year or up to $1,500 per term. The award for part-time students is up to $1,500 per year or up to $750 per term. Full-time student status is considered nine credit hours per term and part-time student status is considered between three and 8.9 credit hours per term.

Keep this in mind: Rose McGill Continuing Education Grants are available for students with fewer than three credit hours per term. Click here for the application.

Please read the Scholarship Application Guide for more details regarding graduate scholarships.  

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The Rose McGill Alumna Continuing Education Grant is specifically for alumna members who have found it necessary to interrupt their education or who need further education for the purpose of career qualification or advancement. Grants do not exceed $1,000 per year and are awarded on the basis of need, merit, and individual goals for study at a college, university, or vocational or technical school. These grants are not available to full-time graduate students. They are designed to fund part-time study, usually for a specific course.

Application deadline: Aug. 1, Dec. 1, May 1. 

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Kappa Foundation Scholarship Application Process

Read the Scholarship Application Guide.

Choose the application type.

Confirm eligibility.

Select references.

Secure the required documents.

Apply before Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

 

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