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Sankofa Foundation Scholarship

The Sankofa Foundation is committed to promoting education and supporting our future leaders through the distribution of scholarship awards. Information regarding our application process is available below.

Please click the button above to download the 2024 Sankofa Foundation Scholarship Application.

Thank you for your interest in the Sankofa Foundation Scholarship provided by the Sankofa Foundation of

Dallas/Fort Worth and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Xi Tau Lambda Chapter of North Dallas County.


Scholarships are granted each year to graduating high school African American male seniors. Each student is

awarded an individual scholarship of at least $3,000, payable directly to the student. All application materials are to be sent and postmarked to the following address by March 29, 2024:

Alpha Phi Alpha – Xi Tau Lambda

Attn: Sankofa Scholarship Committee

P. O. Box 835430

Richardson, TX 75083-5430


Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Awardees will be notified no later than May 3, 2024.

In-person interviews will be conducted as part of the scholarship selection process. Applicants who are selected as

finalists will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Applicants

must be available for the interview - please plan accordingly.


If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman, K.C. Mmeje, at



1. Scholarships are limited to African American male graduating seniors attending high schools in the

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

2. Preference is given to students who have excelled academically, demonstrated exceptional involvement

and service to the community.

3. Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale.

4. An eligible candidate must be enrolling as a full-time student (at least 12-credit hours) in a 2- or 4-year

accredited college or university in the fall semester.

5. Applicants must submit a complete scholarship application including all required supporting materials.

6. All applications are weighed as follows:

a. GPA 25%

b. Essay 30%

c. Extra-Curricular Activities & Community Service 20%

d. Letters of Support 10%

e. Overall Assessment 15%

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