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Since the first scholarships were awarded in 1962, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has been a leader in the Greek community, making a difference for its members pursuing degree programs. To date, Theta Foundation has awarded over 7,500 scholarships totaling more than $16 million.

Each year, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation supports hundreds of Thetas, providing more than $800,000 in scholarships to make academic dreams a reality. Theta Foundation’s minimum scholarship award is $1,000, and each scholarship is made possible by generous donors. Scholarship applications are typically due in the spring and scholarships are awarded in the summer for use during the upcoming academic year.

Scholarship Application Information

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  • Initiated members, college and alumnae, of Kappa Alpha Theta in good standing with the Fraternity.
  • New members may apply, but ideally, should be initiated by the application deadline.
  • Applicants who expect to have eligible academic expenses (see below) not funded by other scholarships or grants during the academic year for which they are applying.
  • 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. Rather, upon submitting the annual scholarship application, applicants will automatically be considered for any scholarships for which they qualify.

Scholarship Uses

  • Toward academic expenses, including tuition, course-related fees, and required textbooks and supplies for undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Theta membership dues are not an eligible expense.
  • During any term in the academic year for which they are awarded. Unused scholarship dollars must be returned to Theta Foundation and cannot be held by the recipient for future use.

A-Z Scholarship Listing

Review our scholarships, their criteria, and tentative available award amounts. Scholarship funds are listed in alphabetical order.


Scholarships FAQ

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Recent Scholarship Recipients

In 2023, 299 Theta collegians and alumnae received $869,365 in scholarship funding, allowing them to pursue their lofty academic goals. Congratulations to these remarkable members!


Founders Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Founders Memorial Scholarships are awarded to four outstanding junior applicants every year. They are Theta Foundation’s most prestigious awards, valued at $12,000 each.


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