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Raymond Pace Alexander Scholarship


In 1922, the Fraternity established its landmark education initiative: "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College". The program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Completing school is one of the best predictors of future economic success. Statistics prove the value of academics and how it is making the difference in the success of young African-American men. Through the “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate and, with scholarships, help them defray the costs of post-secondary education.



The Fraternity and Psi Chapter have long been dedicated in the struggle to achieve academic excellence. Accordingly, Psi Chapter invites all qualified candidates to compete in this year’s competition for the 2019-2020 Raymond Pace Alexander Scholarship. This scholarship will award recipients with a stipend to support their educational journey at the four-year institution of their choosing.



Below you will find the criteria for this year’s competition. Applications for consideration must be completed and returned by March 31, 2020.​  Scholarship semi-finalists will be invited to an interview. After careful consideration, the winner(s) will be notified by being presented with the award at a public event and/or during the scholarship awards ceremony held at the student’s high school.

Each applicant must:

  1. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must provide proof of his academic standing via a transcript or official documentation from his school

  2. Be classified as a graduating Black male high school senior and provide a high school photo.

  3. Be accepted and planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college/university this fall (include acceptance letter and assigned college student ID number, if available)

  4. Be recommended or nominated by an individual from his community or from his school (One letter of recommendation is required; maximum of two letters will be accepted)

  5. Write an essay on the following: “How can I use my academic success to impact my community positively?”.

  6. Both reside and attend a High School in the City of Philadelphia

  7. Complete the application packet and return it before the deadline:

    DEADLINE: March 31, 2020


Complete applications should be e-mailed to:

or sent, postmarked by the deadline, via postal mail to:

Raymond Pace Alexander Scholarship
c/o Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Psi Chapter 3900 Walnut Street MB 164
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Best wishes to all potential candidates. Please continue to march onward and upward in pursuit of higher education.



The Brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated - Psi Chapter.




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