The Phi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is accepting applications for two scholarships.

The C. Darline Shepherd scholarship has been set up to help a high school senior defray the cost of attending a college/university of the student’s choosing the following fall semester/quarter upon graduation.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

-- Must be an African-American male or female.

-- Must be attending an Arkansas public high school in Columbia County or be a resident of Columbia County.

-- Minimum ACT score of 16 and/or a high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

-- Applicants must complete the application, provide a seven-semester transcript, and provide a copy of ACT scores.

They should also submit three letters of recommendation, two from a faculty/staff at the high school and one from a member of the community.

An essay between 250-300 words is required. The essay must include a description of the family/personal background, career aspirations, financial need, and how this scholarship would benefit the applicant.

Applications may be mailed to Paula Washington-Woods, Scholarship Chair, Phi Zeta Omega Chapter, 7331 Hwy 98, Magnolia, AR 71753.

Two scholarship awards valued at $500 will be presented. One will be awarded to a student attending a historically black college (HBCU).

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