Each year, for the past 22 years, the Lower Hudson Valley Diamond Foundation (the
“Foundation”), has awarded college scholarships to four minority high school students. The
Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. This scholarship opportunity will be given to the students each year, for
four successive years, as long as the student meets the academic standards set by the Foundation.
When selecting awardees, the Foundation will take into consideration academic performance,
involvement in the school community, involvement in the community at large, and financial need.
The following outlines the procedures the applicant must follow to enter the competition for the
1. Complete the application form (INCLUDING THE REQUESTED PHOTOGRAPH)
2. Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers that can speak to your character and
3. Submit your high school transcript.
4. Submit an essay of at least 500 but no more than 750 words on the following topic:
What Has the #MeToo Movement Meant To You?
5. Submit a personal letter addressed to the Foundation giving any additional information that
will help us evaluate your qualifications. This letter should include information on
leadership ability, vocational plans, ambitions, interests, hobbies, family, etc.
The 2018 Scholarship Application can be located on the website below:
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P L E A S E C O M P L E T E T H E A P P L I C A T I O N
E L E C T R O N I C A L L Y A N D S A V E , T H E N P R I N T A N D
F O R W A R D Y O U R C O M P L E T E P A C K E T T O :
Lower Hudson Valley
c/o Andre G. Early
PO Box 1193
White Plains, NY 10602
YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018.
ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE FOUNDATION WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED
BY E-MAIL. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS
AS REQUESTED IN YOUR APPLICATION.
The Foundation will review all applications and select a group of semifinalists to be
interviewed. Each semifinalist will be notified of the date, place and time for their interview.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
ATTACHED IS THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2018 LOWER HUDSON VALLEY
DIAMOND FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. THE APPLICATION MUST BE
COMPLETED IN FULL AND RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 TO BE
ACHIEVEMENT AND THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE ARE IMPORTANT IDEALS IN
KAPPA ALPHA PSI AND IN KEEPING WITH THOSE IDEALS, WE WISH TO
CONSIDER CANDIDATES WHO:
HAVE DEMONSTRATED HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
HAVE DISPLAYED ATTRIBUTES WHICH SUGGEST SUCCESS AS A
COLLEGE STUDENT AND A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.
Awardees will be selected by April 30, 2018. Awardees must attend
the Foundation’s Scholarship Breakfast that will be scheduled for
Saturday, May 19, 2018.