Mary Kate Smith

Gamma, Butler

Coming Soon: Theta Foundation’s 2020 Scholarship Application

The start of a new year brings new opportunities, and we hope that you will jump at the opportunity to apply for Theta Foundation scholarships! The application for scholarships to be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available soon, and we want you to be prepared. By completing the steps outlined in this post, you will already be on your way to a successful scholarship application submission.

1. Determine Your Plans for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Theta Foundation offers scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate study and the minimum award amount is $1,000. Answer “yes” to the following questions and consider submitting an application this year:

  • Do you intend to pursue a degree-granting program during the 2020-2021 academic year? (Graduating seniors: If you intend to pursue a graduate degree next year but have not yet been accepted into a program, you can still apply for Theta Foundation scholarships!)
  • Do you expect to have at least $1,000 in eligible academic expenses (tuition, course-related fees, required textbooks/supplies) not fully funded by other scholarships or grants during the 2020-2021 academic year?

2. Start Gathering Required Information, Including:

  • Kappa Alpha Theta member ID. Don’t know your member ID? Not to worry! The application will include detailed instructions for obtaining it.
  • Current or most recent cumulative GPA from the institution that will confer/has conferred your degree, exactly as listed on your official transcript.
  • Work experience, non-Theta activities, and Theta/Panhellenic service information.
  • Financial information (only for undergraduate applicants intending to apply for need-based scholarships) – make sure you complete and submit the FAFSA in a timely manner! More on that here.

3. Brainstorm Potential References

As in previous years, Theta Foundation’s scholarship application will require recommendations from two references: one Theta reference and one academic reference. We encourage applicants to think about their reference choices in the context of a job application rather than in terms of membership recruitment. Start thinking about who you might like to serve as your references now, and once the application is available, check to ensure they are eligible before sending requests.

4. Be on the Lookout for More Information

Keep an eye out for more information via email and Theta’s social media channels!

You can also learn more about Theta Foundation scholarships on our website. Wishing you all the best in 2020.