NATIONAL PROJECTS

Career Exploration – Programs are designed to help broaden youths’ awareness of career opportunities and to assist in preparing them for the world of work.

 

Tutorial – Members assist the educational system by providing remedial help for those with academic weaknesses, and work to eradicate illiteracy.

 

Toys “U” Can’t Return: A teen pregnancy prevention project designed to help educate communities about teen pregnancy and develop effective action agendas for preventing children from having children.

 

Iota Mothers Assistance Program (IMAP) Program designed to provide outreach services to meet the needs of teen and disadvantaged mothers.

 

Future Iota Leaders (FIL) –are preteen and teenage girls and boys who are mentored by members of the Iota family. Programs provide socialization and development opportunities for youth leadership training, and encourage them to realize their potentials to the fullest. Click here for more info

 

Scholarships – are awarded annually on the chapter, regional, and national levels.

 

Lola M. Parker Award (Outstanding Woman of the Year)

Mahala S. Evans Award (Outstanding Soror of the Year)

LOCAL PROGRAMS

Power of She Awards - biannual awards program to honor women who have demonstrated leadership and are making changes and impacting our local communities every day

 

Healthy Babies Project - our local partner where we offer programming from our Iota Mother's Assistance Program, Toys "U" Can't Return and Tutorial programs

 

Youth Programs- we partner with the Business Academy at Suitland High School, the STEM Academy at Dunbar High School and the Healthy Babies Project DC to provide college readiness programming.

 

Gamma Goes Red - Annual fundraiser to raise awareness for Heart Disease and Gamma Chapter Scholarships

Scholarships

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. promotes business education throughout the nation by offering scholarships on our local, regional, and national levels. The sorority believes that education is a key component which opens the doorway to pursuing and achieving career goals in lasting professions or entrepreneurial endeavors. Gamma Chapter supports these pursuits by awarding merit and need based scholarships to young women and men driven to earn degrees in business or related professional fields. (Gamma Chapter sponsors scholarships for residents of the DC, MD, and VA, metropolitan area ONLY.)

GAMMA CHAPTER – (FIL)SCHOLARSHIPS

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is proud to offer a one-time $1000.00 FIL Scholarship.  This scholarship offers financial support and is awarded to a deserving FIL, a high school senior, who will pursue a degree in a business related field of study. Judging criteria will include academic performance/achievement, SAT/ACT scores, career aspirations, demonstrated leadership and financial need.  Gamma Chapter will also award up to $250.00 locally for this scholarship.  In addition, all FILs who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to compete for the national award up to $1,000.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Graduating Future Iota Leader (FIL) high school senior.

 

2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

3. Plans to pursue a degree in a business related field of study.

 

4. Must attend an accredited institution in the United States.

 

5. Must provide proof of enrollment before funds are allocated.

 

6. Submit the completed application packet to Gamma Chapter on or before January 26, 2019.  The application packet must include the following:

 

a. Completed & Signed Student Application Form

b. Completed & Signed Scholarship Registration Form

c. Current official/certified academic transcript with SAT or ACT scores

d. Two letters of recommendations from either high school teachers, counselors, or principal

e. A 300-500 word autobiographical essay (see guidelines below)

 

7. Please email your submission packets to: scholarship@iota-gammadc.org

 

8. Mail all original copies of the application packet to:  Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

 

Christine M.G. Garrett

P.O. Box 75985

Washington, DC 20013

 

9. A committee of non-partisan judges will judge all essays.  All decisions of the judges are final

 

Essay Guidelines:

● Compose an autobiographical essay based on your career aspirations, most significant leadership experiences, and your most significant achievements

● Double-spaced typewritten pages (about 300-500 words)

● Submit your essay on 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper (one original and three copies)

 

Click Here to Apply

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Alice P. Allen National Scholarship Award

2018-2019 Scholarship Information

 

The Alice P. Allen National Scholarship is named in honor of Iota’s second National President (1946-1950). This scholarship is to be awarded to a teenage mother desiring to further her education beyond high school. Gamma Chapter manages this award locally and awards $250.00 locally to the one winner selected to compete for the national $2,000.00 award.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Graduating high school senior and a teenage mother.

 

2. Plans to pursue a degree in a business related field of study.

 

3. Must attend an accredited institution in the United States.

 

4. Must provide proof of enrollment before funds are allocated.

 

5. Submit the completed application packet to Gamma Chapter on or before January 26, 2019. The application packet must include the following:

 

a. Completed & Signed Student Application Form

b. Completed & Signed Scholarship Registration Form

c. Current official/certified academic transcript with SAT or ACT scores

d. Two letters of recommendations

e. A 300-500 word autobiographical essay (see guidelines below)

 

6. Please email your submission packets to: scholarship@iota-gammadc.org

 

7. Mail all original copies of the application packet to:  Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

 

Christine M.G. Garrett

P.O. Box 75985

Washington, DC 20013

 

8. A committee of non-partisan judges will judge all essays. All decisions of the judges are final

 

Essay Guidelines:

● Compose an autobiographical essay based on your career aspirations, most significant leadership experiences, and your most significant achievements

● Double-spaced typewritten pages (about 300-500 words)

● Submit your essay on 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper (one original and three copies)

 

 

 

Click Here to Apply

 

 

 

Dorethea N. Hornbuckle Memorial Scholarship Award

2018-2019 Scholarship Information

 

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. awards the Dorethea N. Hornbuckle Memorial Scholarship to a worthy student enabling them to pursue or continue academic studies in the field of business, business administration, science, or engineering at an institution of higher learning of their choice located in the United States of America. The Dorethea N. Hornbuckle Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award that provides a college scholarship up to $3,000 for the academic year for students pursing a degree at a four-year institution.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Recent high school graduate or full-time undergraduate college student

 

2. Pursuing a degree in a business, business administration, science or engineering.

 

3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

4. Must attend or plan to attend an accredited four-year institution.

 

5. Served in the community within the past 12 months, with certified documentation.

 

6. Must provide proof of enrollment before funds are allocated.

 

7. Submit the completed application packet to Gamma Chapter on or before January 26, 2019. The application packet must include the following:

 

a. Completed & Signed Student Application Form

b. Completed & Signed Scholarship Registration Form

c. Current official/certified academic transcript with SAT or ACT scores

d. Two letters of recommendations

e. A 300-500 word autobiographical essay (see guidelines below)

 

8. Please email your submission packets to: scholarship@iota-gammadc.org

 

9. Mail all original copies of the application packet to:  Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

 

Christine M.G. Garrett

P.O. Box 75985

Washington, DC 20013

 

10. A committee of non-partisan judges will judge all essays. All decisions of the judges are final

 

Essay Guidelines:

● Compose an autobiographical essay based on your career aspirations, most significant leadership experiences, and your most significant achievements

● Double-spaced typewritten pages (about 300-500 words)

● Submit your essay on 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper (one original and three copies)

 

 

Click Here to Apply

 

 

 

2018-2019 Anna J. Steen Eastern Regional Scholarship Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The women of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. deeply care about your privacy. The information you share will be kept confidential and will only be used by select committee members of this organization to evaluate and assess your candidacy for our scholarship awards. This form is to be completed, signed, and dated by the prospective candidate and submitted to the local Iota Phi Lambda chapter in your respective city and/or state.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

This application must be completed in its entirety. All fields within each section must be satisfied with a valid response. If the question or field does not apply directly to you, or if you do not have a response, please include “N/A or Non-Applicable” on the line item, so that the committee members see that you have acknowledged that section of the application.

 

In addition to the application, please submit three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the local sorority chapter), a passport sized headshot photo, an official, sealed high school transcript, and your professional résumé. Recommendation letters can be submitted from pastors, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, mentors, etc. If your recommender is a member of a national organization or registered business, please ensure that they use the official letterhead of that organization or firm.

 

All responses must be legible and printed in black or blue ink. Typed responses are also acceptable.

 

CHECKLIST

A total of three copies of each item should be included in your submission*

3 Copies of the Completed Student Application Including Essays 3 Copies of the Official, Sealed Transcript and SAT/ACT Scores 3 Copies of EACH Candidate Recommendation Forms

3 Copies of the Passport Sized Headshot Photos 3 Copies of your Professional Résumé

 

 

Click Here to Apply

 

 

 

Jean P. East Leadership Scholarship Award

2018-2019 Scholarship Information

 

Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. awards the Jean P. East Leadership Scholarship to a worthy student enabling them to pursue or continue academic studies in the field of business, business administration, science, or engineering at an institution of higher learning of their choice located in the United States of America. The Jean P. East Leadership Scholarship is a one-time award that provides a college scholarship up to $2,000 for the academic year.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate college student.

 

2. Pursuing a degree in a business, business administration, science or engineering.

 

3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

4. Must attend a four-year accredited institution in the United States.

 

5. Served in the community within the past 12 months, with certified documentation.

 

6. Must provide proof of enrollment before funds are allocated.

 

7. Submit the completed application packet to Gamma Chapter on or before JANUARY 5, 2019. The application packet must include the following:

 

a. Completed & Signed Student Application Form

b. Completed & Signed Scholarship Registration Form

c. Current official/certified academic transcript with SAT or ACT scores

d. Two letters of recommendations

e. A 300-500 word essay. (See guidelines below.)

 

8. Please email your submission packets to: scholarship@iota-gammadc.org

 

9. Mail all original copies of the application packet to:  Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

 

Christine M.G. Garrett

P.O. Box 75985

Washington, DC 20013

 

10. A committee of non-partisan judges will judge all essays. All decisions of the judges are final

 

Essay Guidelines:

● Compose a petition to African American Women on what they feel these women can do to bring about economic empowerment for women in today’s society.

● Double-spaced typewritten pages (about 300-500 words)

● Submit your essay on 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper (one original and three copies)

 

 

Click Here to Apply

 

 

 

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