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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 in 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 2021 Scholarship Application (for scholarships awarded for the 2021-22 academic year) is Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Review the following resources for complete instructions and requirements:

2021 Scholarship ApplicationRedirects to the SmarterSelect online application system

2021 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 2021 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 2020-21 grant applicants.

2020-21 Chapter Grant Application Guide

2020-21 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: April 14, 2021 for programs beginning on or after June 1, 2021

2020-21 Q4 Chapter Grant Application

2020-21 Q4 Individual Grant Application

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

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