Current Signature Foundation Programs (2022)
College Scholarship Committee
Toni E. Brooks, Chairman
The Foundation sponsors a four-year tuition scholarship of $3,500 per academic year for Freshman and Sophomore year and $4,000 per academic year for Junior and Senior year. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, character, participation in extra-curricular activities and community service. The scholarship is directed to graduating seniors based on:
A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
Plans to attend four-year college or university
Has been active in extra-curricular activities and community service
In addition to one scholarship award per year, the Foundation also awards 5 (five) book expense awards to worthy applicants.
The Foundation has been awarding scholarships since the establishment of the Foundation. Please click here to download the Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation of Detroit scholarship application.
AKATeens Leadership Organization
Crystal Frierson, Chairman
The AKATeens Leadership Organization is comprised of young ladies from various high schools in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. We provide a nurturing environment that encourages females in grades nine through twelve to build confidence, character, and self-esteem as they explore:
• Leadership, Ethics and Character Development
• Financial Literacy
• Health Awareness
• Life Skills
• Citizenship Building
• Community Service
• Financial Aid & Scholarship
Opportunities are provided for the young women in our organization to interact with community leaders, attend seminars, workshops and conferences, along with social activities that provide friendship and fun.
Selected Seniors Citizens
Betty Howard, Chairman
The Foundation’s Selected Seniors Citizens program has been in existence for over 44 Years of service. The goal of the Selected Citizens Program is to provide a community-based program to over 75 seniors on the third Saturday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Its mission is to enliven the daily existence of our seniors by playing games and other means of having fun which assist in helping to maintain their memory and improve hand-eye coordination. In addition, volunteers provide community resources, educational information, and a hot healthy lunch. Seniors come primarily from the New Prospect Baptist Church, LaBelle Towers, and Gabrielle Apartments in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Additional Programs the Foundation Supports
NAACP Detroit Chapter
Ronald McDonald House
Detroit MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Meals on Wheels