AKA Foundation offers arts scholarships

February 13, 2020

Graduating high school seniors who are entering college with at least a 2.5 average and are interested in applying for an arts scholarship may apply for one of two $500.00 scholarships administered by the Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Epsilon Kappa Omega /AKA Sorority.

The purpose of the arts program in the sorority is to expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts and by showcasing talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other artists. Supporters include local artists, children and youth chorales, scholarships, donations and art collections.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 is the deadline for the applicant to submit the application; official transcript from the graduation high school; one letter of recommendation from a former high school teacher; and a one-page composition on the candidate’s career and educational goals.

For an application, please send a letter of request to Jenelle Elder-Green, ARTS! Committee Chairman, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., P.O. Box 18603, Milwaukee, WI 53218.

Epsilon Kappa Omega has served the community since 1949, as the first Greek lettered African American sorority in the state. It has an active membership of more than 225 community-minded women with the goal to improve human lives through service to all mankind. In 2019, more than $35,000 in scholarships and contributions were awarded to students and community organizations.

The Foundation, conceived in 1998 and established in 1999 is named in honor of a charter member, Pauline Redmond Coggs. It serves as a vehicle for accepting, raising and distributing and investing funds for scholarships and awards to students and for establishing an ongoing educational programs and for charitable donations and community projects. Doris Cahn presently serves as president and Deborah Brown Wallace as vice president.