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 2016 Scholarship Application (for scholarships awarded for the 2016-17 Academic Year) has now closed. Visit the Apply Now page to access the scholarship application guide with complete information on important dates, deadlines, 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



Pansy Patch 2016

Free Event

@ 9:00 am


Every other year as Thetas prepare for Grand Convention, they participate in what has become a biennial tradition—Pansy Patch. Pansy Patch is Theta Foundation's official Grand Convention fundraiser, and the best part is, you don't have to attend Grand Convention to participate! For just $5 each, Thetas, their families, spouses, and friends can give virtual pansies to honor the special Thetas in their lives and to support the educational and leadership programs of our Fraternity.

When you give a pansy through, your honoree will receive an email letting her know you’ve "planted" a pansy in her honor. Her name will be added to the Pansy Patch display at Grand Convention 2016 in Phoenix, and you'll ensure you're both part of Grand Convention! Not only will your pansies let your sisters know you’ve thought of them, your thoughtfulness will help your college chapter become eligible for some pretty amazing perks through our new Power Pansies. Read our blog post to learn more about Power Pansies and this year’s Pansy Patch.

Put some spring in your step and a smile on your sister's face by giving her a pansy today!