Then there are scholarships based on specific major fields of study. The majority of these are directed to college upper classmen who have already locked in on their chosen career paths, but some of these are scholarships for HS students, who already have a solid idea of what area they would like to study. They are often awarded to good students to encourage them to enter a particular field that is under-populated by their gender or minority group. This particular category is quite broad, and you will notice that it really doesn’t matter which career path you’ve selected -- you’ll find specific scholarships for just about any career you can think of – and some that you haven’t even heard of yet!
Scholarship Description: Alpha Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered in 1929, the first Graduate chapter in Northern California and the second graduate chapter chartered in the Far Western Region. Our sorority’s eighth International President Ida L. Jackson was a member of Alpha Nu Omega Chapter. Each year Alpha Nu Omega Chapter awards scholarships to high school and college students for the upcoming academic year. Although Alpha Nu Omega Chapter awards multiple scholarships, scholarship awards are limited to one per student. The following types of scholarships are available:
-Ida Louise Jackson Scholarship: Ida Louise Jackson, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, became Oakland’s first African American school teacher in 1923. She was a charter member and first President of Rho Chapter on the Berkeley campus in 1921. After graduation she was the moving spirit in the establishment of Alpha Nu Omega Chapter and was its first president. In 1982, to honor the service of Ida Louise Jackson in the chapter, as Far Western Regional Director and as National President, the chapter voted unanimously to give a Chapter scholarship in her name annually.
-Alvie Campbell Bible Scholarship: Alvie Campbell Bible was an educator in the Oakland Public Schools for 29 years where she served as a teacher, counselor, project director, and principal. She was dedicated to helping students attain a high level of academic achievement. In addition to working in the school district, she constantly worked with students through her church and numerous community organizations. Alvie Campbell Bible was a devoted member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and it was her desire to establish a scholarship that would aid students pursuing careers as educators.
-Denise Renee Williams Scholarship : At an early age Denise Renee Williams enjoyed reading, going to the library, and reading to others. She began to tutor individuals that had reading deficiencies. This was indeed an opportunity afforded her as she started working with the Girl Scouts as a scout counselor for many years. Denise attended Bishop O’Dowd High School where she was part of the debate team, forensic club, the Latin club, and student government. At UC Berkeley she was initiated into Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Denise completed postgraduate work at Mills College and Stanford University in Florence, Italy. In her career she was a teacher, reading specialist, and counselor. Denise also served as principal to Robert O. Gipson Middle School students in Las Vegas, Nevada. This scholarship was established by her mother Rita Williams who was an active member of Alpha Nu Omega Chapter of the sorority.
– Ruth Love Scholarship: Dr. Ruth Love, former superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, was an active member of Alpha Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After a successful bid for superintendent in the city of Chicago, farewell donations were received from friends and colleagues in the Bay Area for a testimonial dinner in her honor. At Dr. Love’s request, remaining funds from the dinner were designated for a scholarship to be given to graduate of an Oakland Public School.
-Alpha Nu Omega Chapter Scholarship: Alpha Nu Omega Chapter was chartered in 1929, the first Graduate chapter in Northern California and the second graduate chapter established in the Far Western Region. Alpha Nu Omega is also the home chapter of our 16th Far Western and 6th International Regional Director, Norma J. Tucker. Alpha Nu Omega is an active chapter working together to serve the Berkeley – Oakland Bay Area community.