The Scholarship Fund was founded by several alumni of the Alpha Eta chapter of the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. Since 1988, the Scholarship Fund has awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarships to 300 recipients. For the 2019/20 academic year, we awarded over $250,000 to 12 incoming freshman and 28 upperclassmen. The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to incoming freshman who have strong academic records and leadership experience and will attend the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Information on how to apply as a high school senior is listed below.
Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
To be eligible to apply for an Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
A) MUST be an incoming freshman admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (students with waitlisted or deferred decision are not eligible)
B) Have strong academic records
C) Demonstrate leadership experience
D) Note: financial need will be taken into account for almost all of our scholarships. We request FAFSA information so applicants may be considered for all scholarships. If you do not have strong financial need, please apply but know that only a few of our awards do not consider financial need. Questions on this may be directed to Laura Murphy, Executive Director at email@example.com or 617-515-5012 (text or call).
To apply we request that you provide the following materials:
A) Personal Information: Name, contact info, applicant photo, etc.
A) High School Information: High School and any additional academic transcripts for at least the past two academic years.
B) ACT Score: The score report from the testing authority (SAT may be used if ACT was not taken).
C) Family Financial Information: FAFSA
D) Extracurricular Involvement: Activities, volunteering, work, etc.
E) Short Answers: Answer all 3 short answer questions (250 word maximum) in your own words.
1) Other than a relative, who has been an influential figure in your life that you look up to and why?
2) Besides a degree and academic achievement, what do you hope to accomplish or gain from your college experience?
3) Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate-and us-get to know you better.