The Alpha Academy Mentoring Program (AAMP) is a mentoring program designed to build, develop, and enhance young African American males in middle school and high school into well-educated, strong leaders, and community advocates. How do we achieve these qualities? ...Through engaging, interactive, motivational, and applicable workshops. The Alpha Academy Mentoring Program seeks to equip young men from grades 3-12 with the tools needed to evolve into effective and educated leaders that will actively contribute within their communities. It is our purpose to assist these males in knowing they can achieve worthy goals for themselves through hard work, positive choices and responsibility.
Learn more about A.A.M.P. at alphaacademy.apa262.com
Eta Eta Lambda's Young Men's Scholarship
MANLY DEEDS, SCHOLARSHIP AND LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND
Eta Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has established an educational grant to assist eligible African-American male high school graduates who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is an African-American fraternity, which was founded in December 1906 on the fundamentals of scholarship, fraternal fellowship, and service to mankind.
The scholarships, which have a one-time award value of $500.00 - $1,000.00 will be paid to each honoree’s chosen school after receipt of confirmed enrollment in the college, university or technical school.
- Apply for admission to an accredited university, college or technical school
- Demonstrate the need for financial assistance
- Demonstrate participation in school and community activities and leadership roles
- Demonstrate academic achievement in high school (GPA = 2.5 or higher)
- Completed application package must be received by Friday, March 20, 2020
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
- Complete the 3-page application and essay. Use the accompanying fillable-PDF file below
- Student and parent/guardian sign the application (page 3)
- Provide two personal references prepared by adult non-family members (example: school counselor, teacher, coach, religious leader, employer). Use the accompanying fillable-PDF file below
- Provide a current high school academic transcript in a sealed envelope
- Provide a copy of student's most recent FAFSA Student Aid Report
*Mail the completed application, personal essay references, and transcript to:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
2435 Heath Aster Court
Odenton, Maryland 21113
All documents must be received at this address by Friday, March 20, 2020 to be eligible for consideration.
Scholarship Application Packet
This application is available to high school seniors who meet the eligibility criteria as stated in the cover letter of the application.
*This application is a 'fillable-PDF', which enables the students and their chosen References to enter the requested data using the ACROBAT READER.
College Brothers' Scholarship
MAAC Brothers Apply!
This is our second year providing a College Brother Scholarship as a complement to the other offerings that we provide to members of our general community.
We are reaching out seeking nominations of College Brothers for an award of up to $1000!
- Be a College Brother who is a currently enrolled undergraduate student at any accredited 4-year university or college within the Mid-Atlantic Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters (MAAC) jurisdiction
- Be a member in good standing with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the local College Chapter where enrolled
- Be eligible for continuous enrollment through December 2020
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 as verified by official college transcript
- Provide an introductory narrative that summarizes your academic accomplishments, leadership experiences, and your civic involvement (500 - 1,000 words, single spaced lines, 1” margins, 12-pt font)
- Submit a completed scholarship application package which can downloaded below
All components of the application package must be postmarked by April 18, 2020 toEta Eta Lambda Chapter P.O. Box 6387 Annapolis MD 21401.
College Financial Aid Opportunities
Here is a list of 50 financial aid programs available to you.
- BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES http://www.belllabs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
- Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate
- Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
- Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.cocacolascholars.org/programs.html
- Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
- Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
- Brand Essay Competition http://www.instituteforbrandleaders hip.org/IBLEssayContest2002Rules.htm
- Gates Millennium Scholarships (major) http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
- Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
- Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
- National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/html/st udentsvcs.html
- Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
- FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/
- Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/
- Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
- Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship _searc h.jsp
- Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
- 19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
- Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://gehon.ir.mia mi.edu/financialassistance/Scholarship/black.html
- Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
- BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects) http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educatio nrelations/scholarships
- Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
- Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
- Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) http://www.jac kituckfield.org/
- Historically Black College & University Scholarships http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
- Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
- International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/
- College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.coll! egeboar d.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
- Burger King Scholarship Pro gram http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
- Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
- GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
- CollegeNet ‘ s Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
- Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
- Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
- Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
- Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
- FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
- Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/
- 41) Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.html
- Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
- HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
- Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
- INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
- ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind ‘A Scholarships ‘http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
- Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships ‘http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp
- ScienceNet Scholarship Listing ‘http://www.sciencenet.emory..edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
- Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide ‘http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES
- RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
- The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarshipsprogram.php
Annual African American
Young Men's Conference
This conference was birth out of the ALPHA Academy Mentoring Program as an expansion effort to reach young males across Anne Arundel County. The African American Young Men's Conference grants the brothers a great opportunity to create a fun yet thought-provoking and interactive program for the young men that will continue to help them evolve into effective and positive leaders. One of the biggest highlights of the conference is the College and Career Fair, which has been attended by the United States Army, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, George Washington University, Bowie State University, Michigan University, ITT Technical Institute, and Morgan State University to name few. The inaugural conference took place on May 17, 2008 at Glen Burnie High School.
Spruill Family Farm
The Spruill Family Farm, operated by our own Bro. Harold Spruill, was a significant part of our mentoring program. From 1992-1997, children were brought to the farm where they were taught how to harvest vegetables and assisted the brothers in selling their products at various Farmer's Markets in Annapolis.
About Brother Harrell S. Spruills
Brother Harrell S. Spruill will always be remembered as beloved teacher, philanthropist. who enjoyed opening his south county farm for working visits by underprivileged children
“I’m trying to transfer the same experience I had when I was growing up on a farm, the idea that nothing grows overnight, that everything takes hard work and time,” he told The Capital in 1991.
Born on Aug. 18, 1924, Spruill was one of 10 children. He grew up on a small soybean and corn farm in northeastern North Carolina. After graduating from high school, he worked in a saw mill for a year to earn money to attend Hampton Institute. At Hampton, he was in a work-study program, which helped pay for school. Spruill was drafted into the Navy in 1943, and returned to Hampton Institute after World War II. He graduated in 1952 and came to Wiley Bates a few years later, where he taught industrial arts, including auto mechanics and body work.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy as a Machinist Mechanic, he returned to school earning a B.S. degree from Hampton University. Upon graduation, he taught at Alcorn State University for two years before arriving in Annapolis to teach at Wiley H. Bates High School. He retired from teaching in the Anne Arundel County Public School System after 29 years of service, yet he was far from finished serving the youth of Anne Arundel County.
Harrell and his wife, the late Pearl Spruill, worked with various local civic organizations and fraternal groups to establish scholarships and educational programs, culminating in the establishment of the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation, Inc. After Pearl's death, he remarried and he and current wife, Annetta, continued the expansion of many vocational, agricultural, and scholarship programs. In later years, he further expanded his efforts to include continuing education for adults, working closely with Sojourner Douglas College to not only bolster their programs at the Edgewater campus, but most recently to establish a charter school for at risk youth. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Letters from Sojourner Douglas College.