EGIF Scholarships

With over $1 Million in scholarships awarded since 1979, the EGIF Scholarship program is a visionary act of philanthropy in Chicagoland. EGIF’s pioneering investment in the education of young people has nurtured a generation of leaders whose achievements and contributions to the social good continue to change the world. This remarkable legacy provides two categories of scholarships:

  • The Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarship is given in the amount of $5,000 ($1,250 disbursed annually over 4 years) per recipient.
  • The Summerowner Scholarship is a one-time award given in the amount of $1,000 per recipient.

Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Applicants

  • Graduating high school male of African-American descent;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Completion of ACT and/or SAT standard exam; and
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities and/or community service programs

Eligibility Requirements for Maintaining Scholarship

  • Submit official documentation certifying enrollment in an accredited four (4) year college or university;
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA each semester and on a cumulative basis for the duration college attendance. Official documentation certifying the required GPA must accompany enrollment data and must be received by the EGIF Scholarship Chairman before awards will be issued;
  • Any indecent, immoral or illegal activity shall constitute grounds for the termination of this award;
  • In the event that a scholarship recipient chooses to complete an intake program, join or undergo initiation in another social Greek Letter Organization, the scholarship awarded by the Chicago Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will be discontinued. Moreover, it is our hope that the fellow organization will assume responsibility for providing the recipient with future financial assistance; and
  • To continue to receive this award, your credentials and eligibility will be reviewed on a semester basis.

Click the image below to download the application and mail to:

Mr. James Alexander
Key Banc Capital Markets
227 West Monroe Street
17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606



James Alexander, Scholarship Chairman


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