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)
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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
● 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)
Our mission is to unite in a sisterhood qualified business and professional women who will encourage, inspire, nurture, and assist persons engaged in business vocations.