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Apply for Scholarships & Grants

This page is your gateway to apply for Theta Foundation scholarship and grant funding. Here you can find all the resources you need to successfully complete applications.


Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is proud to support Theta collegians and alumnae with merit-based and need-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. The minimum scholarship award is $1,000, and funding is awarded for use during the following academic year toward tuition, course-related fees, and required textbooks and supplies.

Theta membership dues are not an eligible academic expense.

Apply for Scholarships

The deadline for the 2022 Scholarship Application (for scholarships awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year) is Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Review the following resources for complete instructions and requirements:

2022 Scholarship ApplicationRedirects to the SmarterSelect online application system

2022 Scholarship Application GuideRequired reading for all applicants

Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Theta Foundation scholarships

In addition to general eligibility guidelines, many scholarships are designated for candidates with certain qualifications. Available scholarships and criteria are outlined in the A-Z Scholarship Listing. Applicants do not have to apply separately for each individual scholarship and will be considered for any scholarships for which they qualify after submitting the 2022 Scholarship Application.

Chapter & Individual Grants

College and alumnae chapters and individual Thetas are eligible to apply for Theta Foundation grants for non-degree educational, leadership, and service-learning opportunities. Applications are available year-round and grants are awarded on a quarterly schedule throughout the fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Due to IRS regulations, as a charitable, tax-deductible organization, Theta Foundation cannot grant any funding solely for Theta-specific benefit, including membership dues.

Apply for Chapter & Individual Grants


Required reading for 2021-2022 grant applicants.

2021-2022 Chapter Grant Application Guide

2021-2022 Individual Grant Application Guide


Choose the application that corresponds to the quarter in which you would like to apply; all links redirect to the SmarterSelect online application system.

All application materials must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadlines indicated.


Deadline: January 12, 2022 for programs beginning on or after March 1, 2022

2021-2022 Q3 Chapter Grant Application

2021-2022 Q3 Individual Grant Application


Deadline: April 13, 2022 for programs beginning on or after June 1, 2022

2021-2022 Q4 Chapter Grant Application

2021-2022 Q4 Individual Grant Application

Learn more about Theta Foundation chapter and individual grants by reviewing the Grants FAQ.

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