GAMMA OMEGA CHAPTER AWARDS OVER $60,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
ST LOUIS, MO – On Saturday, June 18, the Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® awarded scholarships totaling over $60,000 to 57 college students, high school graduates, and the participants of the 2016 Fashionetta™ Scholarship Cotillion. The awards were presented by Coretta E. Bozeman, president of Gamma Omega Chapter; Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, Gamma Omega Scholarship Committee chairman; and Ruby Grady, Gamma Omega Chapter Fashionetta™ Committee Vice Chairman. The guest speaker for the event was Aleidra R. Allen, Program Coordinator for Multicultural Education at Saint Louis University. The awards ceremony was held at Harris-Stowe State University in the William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Development Parenting Center located at 3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103.
These scholarships were made possible through fundraising efforts by Gamma Omega Chapter, Fashionetta™ Scholarship Cotillion participants, and donations from community members in the form of 24 named scholarships.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®
Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greeklettered organization established by African American college educated women. It is comprised of over 265,000 members in 969 graduate and undergraduate chapters throughout the world. Its membership includes distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.
About Fashionetta™ Scholarship Cotillion
The Fashionetta Scholarship Cotillion gives young ladies and gentlemen in their senior year of high school the opportunity to participate in community service, educational and personal development activities over a nine month period. This year’s program included Thanksgiving, Christmas and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community service projects, an entrepreneur workshop, etiquette sessions, and an overnight retreat. The culminating event is a formal cotillion where each debutante is presented to society and awarded a scholarship based upon the amount of funds raised over the course of the nine month experience.