Chairman Nate Abney
The Scholarship Committee makes scholarship award determinations based upon applications and guidelines established by scholarship funds. These scholarship awards include but are not limited to the Ramon C. Gregory Scholarship, The Hiliary H. Holloway Scholarship and the Dr. Melvin L. Jackson, Sr. Family Scholarship.
The Scholarship Committee is dedicated to providing scholarship awareness to aspirants to continuing education. Use the Scholarship Opportunities page to find out about other scholarship opportunities for any aspiring college student.
Ramon C. Gregory Scholarship
He served as a teacher for several years before moving up the ladder into educational administration, reaching as high as an elementary school principal
Career educator Ramon Carter Gregory was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. Upon graduating from John Harris High School in Harrisburg, he matriculated at Cheyney State Teachers College, where he majored in elementary education and was active in varsity sports and student government. Ray was president of his class sand graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1951. Initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi in 1950, Brother Gregory also holds the distinction of being a charter member of the Gamma Omega Chapter.
During Ray’s 35 years with the School District of Philadelphia, he served as a teacher for several years before moving up the ladder into educational administration, reaching as high as an elementary school principal. Along the way, he earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University and an elementary school principal’s certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On a personal level, Ray was always a family oriented man, an avid reader of many subjects and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, watching sports, gardening and discussing historical and current events.
Hiliary H. Holloway, J.D. Achievement Scholarship
“A prime example of a high achiever is our very own late revered Brother, Hiliary H. Holloway, Esquire.”
Brother H.H. Holloway, a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, was initiated into the Alpha Kappa Chapter, North Carolina College, Durham, N.C. in 1947. Brother Holloway attended his first Grand Chapter meeting in 1949, and attended every subsequent meeting from 1953 until his heath failed him. In 1953 he became the fraternity’s first Executive Secretary. During the twelve years at National Headquarters, he was instrumental in establishing many of the guidelines by which the fraternity continues to administer its affairs. The uniform bookkeeping system is one of his innovations. In 1967 Brother Holloway became 3rd and 6th Grand Keeper of Records and Exchequer an office he held until 1976. In 1976 Brother Holloway became 22nd Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi, an office he held for three years. Brother Holloway was the first recipient of the Philadelphia Alumni Achievement Award and he was the 33rd Laurel Wreath Wearer. At the time of his retirement, Brother Holloway was the Vice President and General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Hiliary H. Holloway was a fully financial and active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. since his initiation into the Alpha Kappa Chapter in 1947. He has held offices on the local, provincial and national levels. Holloway worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1968 as a Legal Counsel and he was later appointed as General Counsel, which made him in charge of the legal department. In 1972 Holloway became the first African American to be promoted to Vice President in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to employment at the bank, Holloway practiced law, served as National Executive Secretary of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and was Business Manager at St. Augustine College.
In 1953 Holloway became the first national executive director of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and in 1976 was elected Grand Polemarch. Holloway worked as an attorney with the law firm of Hazell and Bowser and partner in the law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.
Holloway earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina with honors. He completed a Master’s Degree at Temple University and the Juris Doctor Degree at Temple University School of Law.
Among his activities, Holloway was a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lankenau Hospital and Lankenau Foundation; Philadelphia University; Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church; Zion Nonprofit Charitable Trust (Chair) and past board chair of North Carolina Central University. He was a board member of the United Negro College Fund; Mt. Olivet Village Corporation (Chair); Metropolitan YMCA; National Medical Fellows; Governor’s Economic Development Partnership and chair of the City Planning Commission.
Holloway was named one of Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Black Americans. He died February 9, 2000, and was survived by his wife Gwendolyn Larkin and their two children, Hiliary Jr. and Janis Holloway.
Melvin L. Jackson, M.D. Family Scholarship
“Dr. Jackson […] loved God, his family, his patients, Zion Baptist Church, Morgan State University and Kappa Alpha Psi”
Melvin Langston Jackson, M.D., a tireless worker in his professional and fraternal life, was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1935. Anyone who knew Dr. Jackson was well aware that he loved God, his family, his patients, Zion Baptist Church, Morgan State University and Kappa Alpha Psi. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, MD in 1954 and he graduated from Morgan State University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry. In 1976, he graduated from Hahnemann Medical College with Doctor of Medicine Degree.
Dr. Jackson was initiated into the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in 1968. He was a member of both Philadelphia and Baltimore Alumni Chapters. He received the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Achievement Award in 1981 and he later served the fraternity as Polemarch of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter. Dr. Jackson was a Life Member of the fraternity and he was a member of the Health Committee for the Northeastern Province and Grand Chapter. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeastern province and the 63rd Elder Watson Diggs Award (1999) from the Grand Chapter.
The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce the 2023 scholarship application is open to young men of color who are current School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Charter School high school and Achievement Academy students planning to enroll at bachelor degree offering institutions in the fall of 2023.
This scholarship is for young men of color who are seniors in high school in the Philadelphia, PA area.
Application InformationThe application deadline is June 4th, 2023 at midnight.
How To Apply
Applicants must complete the 2023– [nextyear] Kappa Alpha Psi® Scholarship application in either the online application version or downloadable paper (pdf) version. Additionally there is a mandatory “ Checklist and Signature ” page that must be completed and submitted with the application. The application package also includes –
- official high school transcript,
- copies of SAT and/or ACT scores (either fixed to the transcript or secured for the College Board or ACT),
- publishable photo of the applicant
If an applicant decides to complete the online version, all accompanying documents must be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the applicant decides to complete the paper version of the application, all accompanying documents are to be return in one package via postal mail to Nathaniel Abney Jr, 441 Mininger Rd, Souderton, Pa 18964.
- To access the online version of the application go to https://scholarship.phillykappas.org/application and to download the “Checklist and Signature” page go to https://scholarship.phillykappas.org/files/2022/ScholarshipChecklist.pdf
- To access the downloadable paper version of the application go to http://scholarship.phillykappas.org/files/2022/ScholarshipApplication.pdf Qualified applicants may be contacted by the scholarship committee for an interview.
Selected candidates will be notified by the scholarship committee to receive a scholarship. If there are any questions and/or concerns email email@example.com.The Scholarship Application Period is now closed. Thank you for your consideration.
The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity is seeking to enhance higher educational opportunities for qualified graduates. It is our desire that through financial assistance, some young man, who might not otherwise be afforded the opportunity, might gain advanced educational training. Further, it is our hope that with this education, the individual will be able and obliged to contribute to the betterment of the region, the country, and indeed the world.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Applicant must have been accepted by a four year accredited college or university.
- Applicant must have at least a “C” average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DECLARATION
- Selected candidate must submit proof of college matriculation in order to receive his award payment.
- The student is expected to maintain at least a 2.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and maintain standards of good conduct to be eligible for scholarship renewal.
- Applicants should be students at a Philadelphia Public or Charter School and/or a current Achievement Academy student.
METHOD of SELECTING AWARDEES
- The applications will be forwarded to the chairman of the Scholarship Committee, to be received not later than the published deadline date.
- Potential candidates will be contacted by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship Committee as to a possible interview. (Achievement Academy candidates will be notified of the date, time & location by mail.)
- Scholarship winners and their high schools will be notified by letter.
BASIS OF AWARD
The recipients will be chosen based upon their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities (in and outside of school), character, personality, leadership qualities, and overall potential for the attainment of a baccalaureate degree.