Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore Achievement Scholarship Program
A college education is critical to building the next generation of achievers.  The KFMB has established several scholarship categories to support deserving college bound students.

Scholarship Categories


Achievement Scholars
The Achievement Scholarship is designed to acknowledge academically successful Baltimore Metropolitan Area Students.

To be considered candidates must:
  • Be a Baltimore Metropolitan area resident.
  • Attend a Baltimore Metropolitan area high school.
  • Be classified as a senior.
  • Be at least a college freshman by the Fall/Winter term.
  • Be officially accepted by an accredited academic program at a four-year college or university.
  • Be officially enrolled in such a program within the next academic year following
  • High-school graduation, unless otherwise approved by the Foundation.
  • Have at least a 3.0 grade point cumulative grade point average (GPA) weighted on a 4.0 scale.

Lewis H. Richardson Memorial Scholarship for Majors in Education
Created by the Honorable George L. Russell, the Lewis H. Richardson Memorial Scholarship for Majors in Education was established to encourage the development of future educators.

To be considered candidates must:
  • Be a Baltimore Metropolitan area resident.
  • Attend a Baltimore Metropolitan area high school.
  • Be classified as a senior.
  • Be at least a college freshman by the Fall/Winter term.
  • Be officially accepted by an accredited academic program in Education at a four-year college.
  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point cumulative grade point average (GPA) weighted on a 4.0 scale.

Diamonds in the Rough Scholars
The Diamonds in the Rough Scholarship is specifically for African-American males that are active in their communities and schools and have shown high potential for academic success.

To be considered candidates must:
  • Be an African-American male residing in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
  • Attend a Baltimore Metropolitan area high school.
  • Be classified as a senior.
  • Be at least a college freshman by the Fall/Winter term.
  • Be officially accepted by an accredited academic program at a two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Be officially enrolled in such a program within the next academic year following
  • High-school graduation, unless otherwise approved by the Foundation.
  • Have at least a 2.0 grade point cumulative grade point average (GPA) weighted on a 4.0 scale.

Benchmark Scholars
The Benchmark Scholarship is designed to support the dependents of SUSTAINING members of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter.

To be considered candidates must:
  • Be the dependent of a Sustaining member of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter.
  • Be at least a college freshman by the Fall/Winter term.
  • Be officially accepted by an accredited academic program at a four-year college or university.
  • Be officially enrolled in such a program within the next academic year following
  • High-school graduation, unless otherwise approved by the Foundation.
  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point cumulative grade point average (GPA) weighted on a 4.0 scale.

Instructions for Completing Scholarship Application


Completely fill out the online application.
Click the “Submit” button and you will get a message stating your application was recorded.
Gather the following supporting documentation, scan and email them to: achieve@kappafoundationbaltimore.org:
  • Copy of High School Transcript
  • Copy of SAT Scores/ACT Scores    
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letters of Acceptance (Optional)
Note:  Upon award of scholarship, letter of acceptance must be received before the award is released to the institution.

All scanned material must be received by midnight May 13, 2017. If the documentation cannot be scanned, please forward by certified mail to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc., ATTN:  Scholarship Committee, 1207 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD  21217.  The envelope must be post marked by May 13, 2017.  An application will not be considered complete until all items are received by the Foundation.

The awards will be presented to the recipients at the George L. Russell, Jr. Charities and Awards Brunch on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

For questions, please email achieve@kappafoundationbaltimore.org.

Click Here to complete an application