Scholarship and Grant Funds
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is committed to upholding and strengthening the Theta ideals of academic excellence, widest influence for good, and love. Our scholarship and grant funds reflect this commitment and our efforts to support the Fraternity and Theta members in their endeavors.
Types of Funds
Theta Foundation currently has over 250 funds established by individuals and college and alumnae chapters. Non-endowed funds support immediate needs, while endowment funds are held in perpetuity.
Each founding contributor is responsible for all fundraising activities necessary to establish a fund (with approval from Theta Foundation’s executive director), while Theta Foundation assumes all administrative responsibilities associated with accepting and acknowledging tax-deductible gifts.
Scholarship funds provide scholarship support to college and alumnae Thetas who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs. Currently, our greatest need is scholarship funding that can be awarded to any Theta regardless of chapter, field of study, or hometown. Non-endowed funds are expended when all scholarship funding is awarded, while Educational Scholarship Endowment Funds (ESEFs) are held in perpetuity.
Grant funds support a variety of Theta programs. Unlike scholarship funds, however, grant funds do not support individuals’ degree-granting programs. Depending on the wishes of the founding contributor, a grant fund can support the Fraternity’s educational programs, or individual college and alumnae Thetas and college and alumnae chapters for non-degree educational, leadership training and service-learning opportunities. Donors can establish a non-endowed grant fund or a Named Grant Endowment Fund (NGEF) to be held in perpetuity.