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About Our Foundation

The Kappa Youth & Community Foundation of Gaithersburg/Rockville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. KYCF is the chapter’s nonprofit 501 (c) 3 program that provides book and tuition scholarships to deserving students and support to organizations in the Gaithersburg – Rockville community.

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Education

The Foundation funds scholarships awarded to deserving students who plan to attend a college or university.

Health and Nutrition

We’re helping to promote healthy food choices in food pantries, empowering the people we serve to make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families.

Childhood Cancer

KYCF continues to support St. Jude in its efforts to change the way the world treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through pioneering research and lifesaving.

Hunger and Livelihoods

The Foundation supplies local shelters with food, toiletries, and backpacks throughout the year to assist local families who need community support.

You Can Make a Difference

Your financial gift helps people affected by any societal problem - - big and small.

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

Qureyin Wilkinson

Gaithersburg High School
4.0

UMES

Etana Heda

Springbrook High School
4.0

Yale

Zayd Cravens

Paint Branch High School
4.0

Towson University

Kobina Asafu-Adjaye

Richard Montgomery High School
3.9

University of Rochester

Ricardo Taylor

Thomas S. Wootton High School
4.0

Morgan State

Yves Hyppolite

Northwood High School
3.5

UM

Brian Olajec

Northwest High School
3.7

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Supporting Education and Empowering Future Leaders

Scholarship

About

The Kappa Youth & Community Foundation funds scholarships awarded to male students who plan to attend a college or university. Gaithersburg-Rockville area male high school seniors can apply. Each applicant is thoroughly reviewed and evaluated on their high school transcripts, personal statement, future goals, and motivation to “Achieve”. The top Scholarship recipients who are selected are recognized at the annual Gaithersburg-Rockville Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship event.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduating senior or GED recipient and has been accepted to college as a full-time student and will be enrolled for the next semester.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Should be active in extra-curricular activities or work-related activity.
  • Must be an African American male student of color living in Montgomery County.

How to apply!

The KYCF Scholarship application can only be submitted online. No paper application or correspondence will be accepted via U.S. postal mail or e-mail. All required support documents must be uploaded via the application portal before April 20, 2024.

Application Procedures

  • All material must be submitted online before 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2024.
  • All information on the application form is considered confidential.
  • All submitted material becomes the property of the Kappa Youth and Community Foundation.
  • The essay will be evaluated on appearance, spelling, and grammar.
  • Your counselor must upload an official transcript that includes grades 9-12. You will need to provide the counselor's name and email on the application, so be sure to have that information available before you start the application.
  • Applicant must upload proof of acceptance to the college he will attend.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required; one (1) from a school representative and one (1) from a non-school representative. You will have to enter the names and email addresses of the two people you want to use as references on your electronic application. Be sure you know the people you want to complete your electronic recommendation and have their names and email address before you begin the application.
  • For additional information, email us scholarship@kycf-grock.org

Scholarship Guidelines

The Kappa Youth & Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. This scholarship is open to all graduating male students in a Montgomery County School with the ambition of attending college after high school. If this is you, or you know someone who is, please encourage the student to complete an application for a chance of being selected as a 2024 Kappa Youth & Community Foundation scholarship winner.

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Notice to Applicant

A completed application consists of:

  • A completed electronic application
  • The college acceptance letter.
  • The transcript.
  • The essay.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A current photo

Applications submitted without the requested information, including signature, recommendations, and official transcript, will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. 

Contact Information

Kappa Youth & Community Foundation of Gaithersburg-Rockville

P.O. Box 1706
Rockville, Maryland 20849

Call us

240-595-1931

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