Each year Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation supports over 200 women, providing more than $500,000 in scholarships to make academic dreams a reality. The minimum scholarship award is $1,000, and each scholarship is made possible by generous donors. Scholarship applications are typically due in March each year and scholarships are awarded each June for use in the upcoming academic year.


  • Initiated members, collegian and alumnae, of Kappa Alpha Theta in good standing with the Fraternity.
  • New Members may apply, but should be initiated by the application deadline.
  • Applicants who expect to have eligible academic expenses (see below) not funded by other scholarships or grants in the academic year for which they are applying.
  • In addition to general eligibility guidelines, many scholarships are designated for candidates with certain qualifications. Available scholarships and criteria are outlined in the A-Z Scholarship Listing. Applicants do not have to apply separately for each individual scholarship. Rather, upon submitting the annual scholarship application, applicants will automatically be candidates for any scholarships for which they qualify.


  • Toward academic expenses, including tuition, books, and course-related fees for undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Theta membership dues are not an eligible expense.
  • During any term in the academic year for which they are awarded. Unused scholarship dollars must be returned to Theta Foundation and cannot be held by the recipient for future academic study.
  • Full-time or part-time study.

The 2014-15 Scholarship Application (for scholarships awarded for the 2015-16 Academic Year) has now closed. Visit the Apply Now page to access the scholarship application guide with complete information on important dates and deadlines, application questions, and applicant and recipient expectations.

Click here for a list of scholarships Frequently Asked Questions and answers.

Questions about Theta Foundation scholarships? Contact:
Gaylena Merritt, Director of Programs



Office Closed for Thanksgivnig

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Kappa Alpha Theta Headquarters—including Theta Foundation, Fraternity, and FHC offices—will be closed Wednesday, November 25, through Sunday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.



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December 1, 2015, is a day to Give to Lead, Give to Learn, and Give to Theta. We are on a mission to raise $100,000 (or more) to invest in the future of our Fraternity and the next generation of Leading Women.

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

This #GivingTuesday, Thetas and their supporters have an opportunity to give to Give to Lead, Give to Learn, a milestone campaign that through two proven programs—the Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) program and a new need-based scholarship program—invests in the future of our Fraternity and the next generation of Leading Women. With less than $500,000 remaining until we reach our $5 million campaign goal, every gift matters!


GT T-shirtStarting at Midnight EST on December 1, you’ll see Thetas around the globe who are inspired by the impact of Theta’s scholarships and educational and leadership programs working together and giving back for a full 24 hours.

The first 250 women who give $250 or more on December 1 will receive a #GivingTuesday t-shirt, but more importantly, will be helping us to assure that women committed to education have the opportunity to receive that education, even when they cannot bear the cost alone, and to assure that our young women and our chapters will receive—forever—strong, informed, peer-level guidance from educational leadership consultants.


Share! Let your sisters, friends, and family know that you are a #LeadingWoman every day, but especially on #GivingTuesday. In the weeks leading up to #GivingTuesday follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Our #GivingTuesday Facebook Album will contain the stories of women whose lives have been changed thanks to the generosity of their sisters. Encourage others to “save the date” and prepare to #GivetoTheta on #GivingTuesday.


We appreciate you and are here to answer any questions you may have. Read our #GivingTuesday FAQ for additional information or reach out to our team at

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