E.S. Foster Education Assistance Trust
The Iota Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. offers financial assistance to deserving, graduating seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and their contributions to school and community. This fund is a charitable cause of the Iota Psi Lambda Albuquerque Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is administered through the E.S. Foster Education Assistance Trust, a United Way 501c3 charity. Currently scholarships are administered through two avenues. These avenues are described below.
First, the Iota Psi Lambda Chapter annually partners with Vision ABQ at the level of $1000.00 to award scholarships to graduating male and female students. These scholarships are awarded at the Grant Chapel AME Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast each January.
Second, the Iota Psi Lambda Chapter annually awards one or more single-instance, scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000.00 to graduating male seniors, specifically. A downloable application for this opportunity is available at the link below and is due annually on or before March 25th. It is not required that applicants be of any specific ethnicity. However, socio-economic status and the applicant’s response to the essay question focused on impacting communities of color will be weighed heavily. Therefore, we certainly urge strong male candidates from all under-represented populations to apply.