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Meet the 2021-2022 Alpha Phi Foundation Scholars

Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to recognize the 2021-2022 Foundation Scholars: 76 outstanding Alpha Phis whose academic excellence and achievements make us proud to count them as members of our sisterhood.

Through the generosity of Leading With Heart donors, we have been able to provide more members the opportunity to expand their academic pursuits and professional dreams, awarding a record $466,800 in academic scholarships to the women below. By investing in these sisters, we continue to fulfill our mission of advancing women’s lives through the power of philanthropy now and into the future.

Meet the graduate and undergraduate scholars below and follow Alpha Phi Foundation on Instagram to learn more about the Scholarship Program throughout the year!

Interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year? Learn more about the Scholarship Program for more information on the upcoming application cycle.

 

 

 

Alena Antonowich

Maj Britt Kaal – Zeta Upsilon 20th Anniversary Scholarship

Member of Zeta Upsilon (Washington University)
Pursuing Public Administration at Duke University

“I am incredibly grateful to receive the Maj Britt Kaal – Zeta Upsilon 20th Anniversary Scholarship to fund my Master’s in Public Policy at Duke University. As a dedicated public servant passionate about improving lives, this scholarship will allow me to learn more about policy areas that intersect with my topic of interest, education, and how to craft government policies that benefit local communities.”

Ally Hardebeck

Linda Trinh Memorial Scholarship

Member of Zeta Omicron (Johns Hopkins)
Pursuing Public Policy at University of Chicago

“Alpha Phi Foundation’s support will be instrumental as I pursue a Master of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and begin my career in public service. This degree will give me the analytical skills and applied experiences necessary to develop more equitable social policy.”

Bailey Bernknopf

Canadian Centennial Scholarship

Member of Iota Theta (Wilfrid Laurier)
Pursuing Medicine at University of Toronto

“I am extremely grateful to have received the Canadian Centennial Scholarship for this upcoming academic year. It will help pay for my third year of medical school, the year of clinical rotations. It is incredibly meaningful to be able to devote more of my time to my education and clinical experience without having to worry about the financial burden of tuition. I am so fortunate to be part of Alpha Phi, an organization that supports its members before and long after graduation.”

Brooke Beermann

Margaret Garth Steinert Greene Scholarship

Member of Zeta Beta (Loyola Marymount)
Pursuing Public Health at Columbia University

“The Margaret Garth Steinert Greene scholarship will allow me to continue my education at Columbia University in the fall. I will be working towards my Master of Public Health where I hope to specialize in homelessness, drug use, HIV/AIDS, and the way these interact with our healthcare system.”

Brooke Warren

Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship

Member of Epsilon Rho (UC Davis)
Pursuing Medicine at University of California, San Francisco

“I am incredibly honored to receive a scholarship from the Alpha Phi Foundation. This scholarship will help me as I pursue my dream of becoming a doctor who is with, by, and for communities. Thank you so much, Alpha Phi and the Claussen Family!”

Caroline Gibbon

Courtney Andreas-Gray Scholarship

Member of Lambda (UC Berkeley)
Pursuing Law at The University of Texas at Austin

“This scholarship is such a blessing! It is a gift that is opening up the doors for me to continue my education which will further prepare me to enter the real world and hit the ground running as a young professional. I will forever be grateful to be part of the Alpha Phi family that uplifts its sisters and provides support for us to chase our dreams!”

Courtney Kenyon

Marlyn G. Frazier Scholarship

Member of Gamma Beta (UC Santa Barbara)
Pursuing Medicine at University of Utah

“From the moment I joined this sisterhood, Alpha Phi has championed my career aspirations and nurtured my personal and professional growth. It is a huge honor to receive Alpha Phi’s financial support as I begin medical school. This scholarship is not only an investment in my education but also in my aspirations to advance women’s health locally and globally.”

Dana Eitan

Helen Bradford Graduate Scholarship

Member of Zeta Beta (Loyola Marymount)
Pursuing Cardiovascular Medicine at Creighton University

“I am so grateful to be an Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship recipient and for my Alpha Phi family. The support from this scholarship will help finance my dream of becoming a doctor. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to advocate and educate about health inequities present in underserved communities and ultimately provide compassionate healthcare to the community.”

Dani Brown

Alison Beth Drucker Memorial Scholarship

Member of Beta Nu (Duke)
Pursuing Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

“This scholarship from Alpha Phi will support me in realizing my dream of becoming a doctor. As a physician, I want to work with Spanish-speaking women and reduce the barriers they face in our medical system. I am so excited to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and I am grateful that Alpha Phi has helped me in my path to becoming a doctor.”

Eleni Kohilakis

Mary Miller Lyons Scholarship

Member of Delta (Cornell)
Pursuing Cardiovascular Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“There are no words to truly express my gratitude to Alpha Phi Foundation for helping me pursue my dream of becoming a physician. This scholarship will support my medical education and allow me to enter a career in which I hope to work directly with patients and more broadly on patient advocacy and health equity. Ever since joining Alpha Phi, I have been in awe of the intelligent and determined women that have made an impact on their communities and I look forward to using my education to do the same.”

Isabelle Maxwell

Diane Keenum Hite Memorial Scholarship

Member of Gamma Tau (Willamette)
Pursuing Applied Physics at University of Oregon

“This scholarship will allow me to continue to work towards my Master’s Degree in Applied Physics and my dream of becoming an engineer. Alpha Phi has helped make me into the person I am today and I am so grateful to continue to have support as I work towards pursuing my graduate degree!”

Jamie Klapp

Jennifer Lynne Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Member of Zeta Beta (Loyola Marymount)
Pursuing Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University

“This scholarship will help me fund my medical education and continue my journey toward becoming a physician! Alpha Phi has given me lifelong friendships as well as supported my academic and career pursuits every step of the way.”

Jasman Kaur

Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship

Member of Epsilon Rho (UC Davis)
Pursuing Medicine at Michigan State University

“I am so honored to be one of the first recipients of the Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship. As a first-generation college student and future physician, I hope to address the socioeconomic barriers that are often faced by communities of color and increase equitable access to health care. I am so proud to be a part of a sisterhood that continues to support its members through life’s greatest and challenging moments. Thank you Alpha Phi, for believing in my dreams and helping alleviate some of the financial stress of medical school!”

Jordyn Austin

Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship

Member of Phi (Oklahoma)
Pursuing Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University

“I am extremely grateful to have been awarded this scholarship and have the continuous support of Alpha Phi throughout my undergraduate education and now medical education as I pursue becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. This truly is a lifelong membership, and I am very appreciative to have a sisterhood that encourages me to obtain my professional and personal endeavors. With this scholarship, a huge financial burden will be lifted which will allow me to focus on succeeding in school and fulfilling my longtime dream of becoming a physician.”

Karen Parada

Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship

Member of Eta Delta (CSU East Bay)
Pursuing Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

“As a first-generation Mexican-American, navigating life was, and still is, an adventure. As an undergraduate and Master’s student at Cal State East Bay, I did not have the privilege of solely being a student. I often worked 30-40 hours a week on top of taking a full load of courses and conducting my own research. Thanks to the Alpha Phi Foundation, I will now be able to solely focus on school as I pursue my Ph.D. in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This sisterhood has given me a network of support that I could have never imagined as the first person, and woman, in my family to pursue higher education. I am thankful for all of the sisters and advisors who have supported me throughout the years, I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Marcella Labellarte

Nancy Pitchforth Patton Scholarship

Member of Zeta Sigma (Franklin & Marshall)
Pursuing Law at University of Baltimore

“When I first discovered Alpha Phi, I was drawn to the opportunity to help women care for their hearts, and when I learned about the impact of gender discrimination on women’s health, I knew I had to get involved. For the past three years, I have worked at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), where I assisted in the development of over a dozen policy guidance documents addressing topics such as health care access, racial and ethnic disparities, and complex family planning, among others. This fall, I will be attending the University of Baltimore School of Law, where I hope to study public interest, health care, and family law to achieve my goal of providing pro bono legal services for victims of violence. I will also continue to serve as the Health, Wellness, and Accountability Advisor for my collegiate chapter, Alpha Phi – Zeta Sigma. I am forever grateful for the impact Alpha Phi has had on my past, present, and future dreams and I hope to make my sisters proud.”

Marissa Bocchiaro

Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship

Member of Eta Sigma (Lafayette)
Pursuing Dental Medicine at Rutgers University

“I am so thrilled to have been awarded and named to the Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship from the Alpha Phi Foundation. I truly appreciate this recognition as I move onto this next chapter of my academic journey in dental school. As a future dentist, I will continue to exercise the community values instilled within me as an Alpha Phi, as I embark on a profession devoted to caring for and improving the lives of others.”

Mary Zimmerman

Marilyn Bracken Ruckman Scholarship

Member of Eta Sigma (Lafayette)
Pursuing Law at University of Pennsylvania

“This scholarship will assist me with the expenses associated with my legal education, which will allow me to follow my dreams to become someone who can help people through some of their hardest times.”

Morgan Johnson

Marilyn Bracken Ruckman Scholarship

Member of Lambda (UC Berkeley)
Pursuing Law at The University of Texas at Austin

“I am so honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Lambda 100th Year Anniversary Scholarship through Alpha Phi Foundation. Alpha Phi connected me with an incredible network of friends and mentors while in college and has continued to support my growth as I take on this next step in my journey to pursue my JD at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Thank you, Alpha Phi!”

Morgan McCoy

John and Sharon Spraker Barnes Scholarship

Member of Phi (Oklahoma)
Pursuing Business Administration at The University of Oklahoma

“This scholarship will allow me to return to the University of Oklahoma to get my Masters in Business Administration. I am so grateful for Alpha Phi, even beyond my undergraduate years. The leadership skills and academic support Alpha Phi has given me set me up to achieve my professional goal of becoming a project manager in an engineering field. Without my sisters’ love and the skills Alpha Phi has taught me, returning to graduate school would not have been possible. Thank you Alpha Phi for leadership, scholarship, and forever friendships! AOE.”

Olivia Burke

Mary Yearsley Scholarship

Member of Beta Alpha (Illinois)
Pursuing Nursing at Johns Hopkins University

“I am extremely grateful as this Alpha Phi scholarship has helped me obtain the degree I have been working towards for years! My journey obtaining my Master’s in Science of Nursing from Johns Hopkins has been a life-changing experience that I am extremely thankful for. Thank you Alpha Phi for your generosity!”

Olivia Duggins

Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship

Member of Beta Alpha (Illinois)
Pursuing Law at University of Illinois

“After law school, I hope to pursue public interest law. Sadly, the cost of obtaining a law degree heavily surpasses the salary of a public interest attorney and plagues this area of law. The Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship awards me the freedom to pursue my career aspirations without the financial stress that would otherwise steer me in another direction. I am forever grateful for the doors this scholarship opens for me and other aspiring women.”

Olivia Negris

Beverly Lasher Memorial Scholarship

Member of Theta (Michigan)
Pursuing Medicine at Rush University

“To be selected for this scholarship is uplifting and serves as a reminder of the incredible support Alpha Phi has for its community. I am so fortunate to have the passionate and like-minded members of Alpha Phi supporting me along my educational journey. Like Alpha Phi, Rush Medical College is an institution dedicated to its community. I am honored to have the opportunity to achieve my dream of becoming a physician dedicated to serving and uplifting those in need of care.”

Roosha Mandal

Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship

Member of Iota Sigma (Carnegie Mellon)
Pursuing Medicine at University of Illinois Chicago

“I am incredibly thankful to be one of the first recipients of the Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship, which will go towards my medical education. This scholarship allows me to focus on my studies and on becoming a compassionate, community-centered first-gen physician. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement I have received from Alpha Phi every step of my educational journey.”

Samantha Pérez

Eloise Howell Scholarship

Member of Zeta Gamma (Santa Clara)
Pursuing Law at University of Pennsylvania

“I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to continue my career in homelessness advocacy as a JD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Going to law school will allow me to further my short-term goals of becoming an attorney providing direct services for eviction defense and fair housing as well as my long-term career goals to become one of the voices to change the landscape of public policy surrounding the issue of homelessness altogether. I am incredibly thankful to the Alpha Phi Foundation for providing me with a scholarship to help make these aspirations a reality.”

Tess Korbesmeyer Holman

Vicki Silverman Memorial Scholarship

Member of Eta Eta (Seton Hall)
Pursuing Gender & Public Policy at University of Minnesota

“This generous gift from Alpha Phi Foundation is helping me go back to school to get my Master of Public Policy. It’s no coincidence that my concentration will be in gender studies – since joining Alpha Phi over a decade ago, fostering sisterhood and empowering the women around me has been a key tenet of my life. As a mother to two young girls – Little Dippers! – I feel a duty to model the ideals that Alpha Phi stands for: intellectual development, growth, and good citizenship. This scholarship will help me truly make a difference – from inspiring my own daughters to advocating for equitable gender policy around the world.”

Vicki Workman

Anne Williams Muhl Scholarship

Member of Omicron (Missouri)
Pursuing Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin

“I am so thankful to be a Foundation Scholarship Recipient! It means the world to me to have support from my Alpha Phi sisters as I pursue my dream of becoming an architect. This network of strong and inspiring women continues to push me to become a better student and allows me to pursue my dreams of designing a better world.”

Victoria Reznikov

Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship

Member of Eta Omicron (Virginia Tech)
Pursuing Dental Medicine

“By winning the scholarship I was able to recognize my potential when applying to dental schools knowing that I have the support of my sisters because they believe in my potential to succeed in the field of dentistry.”

 

 

 

Alexandra Steele

John R. and Cecile D. Richards Scholarship

Member of Omega (Texas)
Studying Marketing and Media & Entertainment Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

“I am so grateful to be the recipient of the John R. and Cecile D. Richards Scholarship this year! As I go into the fall semester, this award will give me more time to get hands-on experience in my field as it significantly lowers the cost of my education. Thank you to all of the Alpha Phi Foundation Donors for investing in college women and giving me the resources I need to realize my full potential!”

Anna Ensminger

Darcel Atwill Weller Scholarship

Member of Delta Tau (LSU)
Studying Accounting & Information Systems at Louisiana State University

“I am beyond thankful to be the recipient of the Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship. As an aspiring CPA, this scholarship will enable me to focus on my dual-degree in Accounting & Information Systems, complete 150 hours of college coursework, and hopefully obtain my CPA license. I know that going forward, obtaining my CPA will be pivotal in achieving my career aspirations, so I am incredibly grateful to have received this scholarship & recognize the impact it will make on my senior year, as well as on my future endeavors.”

Anna Hoerster

Maxine English Memorial Scholarship

Member of Beta Epsilon (Arizona)
Studying Nursing at University of Arizona

“Earning an Alpha Phi Scholarship is an honor and it will allow me to enhance my educational goals on my way to becoming a nurse!”

Ariel Kwak

Mabel Cowlishaw Siggins Scholarship

Member of Iota Sigma (Carnegie Mellon)
Studying Information Systems & Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University

“As an international female student, I have always doubted my dreams on how I could achieve what others have achieved and thought of myself as starting from a different start line from others. However, this scholarship gave me confidence in my abilities and made me even more passionate about my professional dreams. I am thankful I have this chance to further support myself in assisting my academic career.”

Ashtyn Laurali Barry

Nu Centennial Scholarship

Member of Nu (Nebraska)
Studying Nursing at University of Nebraska

“Through the aid of this scholarship, my desire of becoming a nurse in the very near future is more attainable. I will forever be grateful for the value of scholarship through Alpha Phi and the continuous support I receive financially and emotionally by being a member.”

Ayshea Banes

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Member of Gamma Xi (Wichita State)
Studying Physics & Mathematics at Wichita State University

“I am incredibly grateful and honored to be the recipient of the Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship! This scholarship puts me closer to obtaining a degree in Physics and closer to entering my dream career. Alpha Phi has become such an important and amazing part of my life, and I am thankful for all the opportunities it has provided me.”

Bailey Wright

Sally Mitchell Milam Memorial Scholarship

Member of Gamma Iota (Texas Tech)
Studying Education at Texas Tech University

“The Sally Mitchell Milam Memorial Scholarship will help with my professional dreams in many ways and I am grateful that I have been awarded this. The funding from this scholarship helps make my professional dreams become reachable. Not only does this help financially with my profession, but shows me that I need to have the character traits of responsibility, timeliness, and generosity to be successful.”

Britney Boden

Delta Chi Chapter Scholarship

Member of Delta Chi (William Woods)
Studying Business Management and Equestrian Administration & Science at William Woods University

“This scholarship has allowed me to continue my college career with less financial stress. This allows me to focus on my studies and being able to find the perfect job when I graduate!”

Caroline Miller

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Member of Iota Mu (Georgia Tech)
Studying Biomedical Engineering & Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology

“I am incredibly honored to receive the Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship. Intending to earn my Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering and then pursue my MD comes with a heavy financial burden, and this scholarship helps immensely by allowing me to focus on my academic and enrichment activities. I am so thankful to be part of such a generous organization. Alpha Phi has given me more opportunities than I ever could have imagined, including the chance to grow in a leadership role, engage with the community in philanthropic events, and form lifelong friendships.”

Celina Seguin

Kay Wainwright Nixon Memorial Scholarship

Member of Iota Upsilon (Ottawa)
Studying Communications & English at University of Ottawa

“I am honored to receive the Kay Wainwright Nixon Memorial Scholarship. The generosity of the Alpha Phi donors will support me in the fulfillment of my academic pathway while supporting a life balance of athletics, academics, student leadership, and being an active member of our community. Alpha Phi has given me opportunities for professional, academic, and personal development for which I am forever grateful.”

Charlotte Weng

Sharon Petzold Memorial Scholarship

Member of Kappa Epsilon (Georgia)
Studying Mathematics Education and Public Policy & Management at University of Georgia

“I am so grateful for the opportunities that my Alpha Phi scholarship will provide, allowing me to pursue my goal of serving others as a high school math educator. I am privileged to learn more each day about the nuances of education for students aged 11-25, an experience that Alpha Phi continues to support me through. Working with students of all ages reminds me daily that I want to serve my community with character and generosity at heart.”

Chinaza Asiegbu

Doris Corbett Scholarship

Member of Iota Tau (Harvard)
Studying History & African Studies at Harvard University

“I will be eternally grateful for everything that Alpha Phi has given me—not only lifelong sisterhood and friendship but support in my academic and professional pursuits. The Doris Corbett Scholarship has given me the opportunity to finance my senior year of college, allowing me the freedom to invest in my future legal career and serve my community on campus and abroad.”

Chloe Rosenberg

Sally McCall Grant Scholarship

Member of Eta Iota (Pennsylvania)
Studying International Relations, Hispanic Studies & International Development at University of Pennsylvania

“I am so honored to receive the Sally McCall Grant Scholarship. I will use this awarded money to help fund my undergraduate studies, where I am so excited to pursue a degree in International Relations, Hispanic Studies, and International Development. I hope to make Alpha Phi proud, and represent my sisters in the best possible light.”

Denaya Desormeaux

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Member of Iota Xi (Denver)
Studying Criminology & Psychology at University of Denver

“I am so honored to be a recipient of the Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship, which will help me tremendously as I further my education and pursue my professional dreams in Criminology and Psychology. Alpha Phi has given me so many opportunities and I am fortunate to be a part of an organization that supports its members in so many ways. I have grown in amazing ways thanks to the love and encouragement from Alpha Phi. Every day, I am inspired and motivated by my sisters of Alpha Phi and I am so proud to represent this incredible organization. Thank you to Alpha Phi Foundation and their generous donors!”

Destinee Stallard

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Member of Gamma Eta (North Texas)
Studying Psychology at University of North Texas

“This scholarship will help me achieve my goals of being the first in my family to graduate with a Bachelors’s degree and want to move onto graduate school. Alpha Phi has allowed for me to grow academically, as a leader, as well as personally. I can say confidently that joining Alpha Phi has been the best decision I have ever made for my life and look forward to how I will be able to contribute to those who come after me.”

Emily Ames Otken

Craig Hester/Hester Capital Management LLC Scholarship

Member of Delta Tau (LSU)
Studying Biology, Political Science & Mass Communications at Louisiana State University

“As a rising senior at Louisiana State University, I am honored to be the recipient of the Craig Hester/Hester Capital Management LLC Scholarship this year. This scholarship and the continued generosity of Alpha Phi Foundation have given me financial peace of mind, allowing me to focus my attention on applying for medical school while finishing my undergraduate degree with college honors. I aspire to serve as a pediatric and neonatal physician in a medically underserved community where I can educate and empower my patients to build healthy lifestyle habits. The Alpha Phi sisterhood has bolstered me to develop my leadership abilities, allowed me to fortify my communication skills, and has strengthened me into the confident young woman I am today. Because of Alpha Phi’s support, I know that I can and will achieve my goals.”

Emma Harris

Beta Omicron Anniversary Scholarship

Member of Beta Omicron (Bowling Green)
Studying Business Management at Bowling Green State University

“Being a recipient of the Beta Omicron Anniversary Scholarship gives me the opportunity to begin my senior year at Bowling Green State University while focusing on completing my business degree, and still being an involved member of my community, both on and off-campus. I am so grateful for all that Alpha Phi has given me over the years, including lifelong best friends, numerous leadership roles, and now, this scholarship.”

Emma Morrissey

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Member of Upsilon (Washburn)
Studying Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation & Women’s Studies at Washburn University

“I am beyond grateful for the generosity of Alpha Phi Foundation for this academic scholarship and their continuous support of women. Being an Alpha Phi has already opened so many doors in my life, and I am incredibly humbled to stand alongside the generations of women that have grown from their time in our sisterhood. Furthering the academic and professional success of our women is integral, and I will always be proud to be a part of an organization that uplifts our sisters on their respective journeys. Majorie V. Dove’s tremendous kindness has aided in financing my educational future, and her memory inspires me to persevere in my academics as I work toward becoming a social justice attorney. After I graduate this upcoming Spring with my degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in forensic investigation, I hope to attend law school.”

Gabriella Peluso

Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship

Member of Delta Nu (Maine)
Studying Marine Science at University of Maine

“It is with love and gratitude I thank Alpha Phi Foundation for gifting me with funds that will serve to further my education in Marine Science at the University of Maine; this scholarship will allow me to pursue additional research opportunities in my fields of interest. Alpha Phi’s support of me, along with other members of the Latinx community, and other BIPOC communities, means the world to me. I would like to also thank my Alpha Phi sisters of Delta Nu, you have all supported me and welcomed me with open arms from the beginning, and for that, I am so thankful and give you all my love. AOE, always!”

Grace Emmons

Abby Dorsa Sobrato Memorial Scholarship

Member of Zeta Gamma (Santa Clara)
Studying Child Studies & Classical Studies at Santa Clara University

“I am incredibly grateful for Alpha Phi’s support in my academics as I will be able to continue to study what I love and become prepared to be a teacher in the future. This scholarship is also helping me finance a semester abroad in Scotland which has always been a dream of mine! Thank you to all Alpha Phi donors and members who have made these scholarships possible!”

Grace Schedel

Ruth Allingham Soriano Scholarship

Member of Sigma (Washington)
Studying Communications at University of Washington

“This scholarship will aid me in reaching my collegiate and professional aspirations by providing me with the means to continue attending my dream college for my junior and senior year. Alpha Phi has made the past two years of my collegiate experience unforgettable. I am so excited to continue making memories with my sisters in these upcoming two years and throughout the rest of my life.”

Isabella Hay

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Member of Iota Chi (Yale)
Studying Chemical Engineering & Computer Science at Yale University

“Since joining Alpha Phi, I have felt so supported and encouraged by this sisterhood, and this scholarship is one of many ways that it has enabled me to grow as an individual and a student. This scholarship will help me continue to pursue my B.S. in Chemical Engineering, which I hope to ultimately use to work towards alleviating environmental crises through the development of novel materials. I am so grateful to be a part of an organization like Alpha Phi that supports my education and my pursuit of my goals. AOE!”

Isabella Lichen

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Member of Iota Kappa (Dartmouth)
Studying Chinese Language and Culture & Biology at Dartmouth College

“After I complete my undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, I hope to attend medical school with the long-term goal of returning to my home community to minimize health inequities for vulnerable populations. The Alpha Phi Foundation and sisterhood have not only aided my path toward study completion, but they have also driven me toward a life-long commitment to philanthropy and service. I am incredibly grateful to my parents, mentors, and fellow Alpha Phis who have helped me reach my goals thus far.”

Jamie Greene

Irving H. & Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship

Member of Eta (Boston)
Studying Political Science at Boston University

“I am tremendously grateful to receive the Irving H. and Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship enhances my academic experience by enabling me to pursue my unpaid internship which furthers my professional interests. This scholarship allows me to meet my expected financial contribution to my tuition next semester while simultaneously allowing me to spend my summer completing an unpaid internship for the Arizona Court of Appeals, which better aligns with my career aspiration to serve as a judge than a traditional summer job like nannying or waitressing.”

Jordan Jankowski

Lucy Hart Finnerty Phi Chapter Centennial Scholarship

Member of Phi (Oklahoma)
Studying Supply Chain Management, International Business & Chinese at University of Oklahoma

“Being a member of the Alpha Phi sisterhood has impacted my life in so many amazing ways. The Alpha Phi experience has helped me become the person and leader I am today. I am very blessed and fortunate to have been selected for the Lucy Hart Finnerty Phi Chapter Centennial Scholarship. This scholarship will help me achieve my professional goal of being a businesswoman who specializes in Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Chinese. This scholarship lifted a huge financial burden and helped fund my education. I am very thankful for the Alpha Phi Foundation and for our sisterhood.”

Jordyn Shelton

Edwynne C. Rosenbaum Scholarship

Member of Beta Epsilon (Arizona)
Studying Management Information Systems & Public Relations at University of Arizona

“Time and time again, Alpha Phi Foundation has not only helped me identify my professional dreams but push me to strive and achieve them. Because of the generous donations from Alpha Phi Foundation, I have found my passions and this scholarship will continue to help me reach those dreams and passions. This scholarship will allow me to finish my undergraduate career, and help me utilize the skills I have learned from Alpha Phi and the University of Arizona and put them towards my future endeavors, always remembering where I came from. I can not thank Alpha Phi Foundation enough! AOE.”

Kaitlyn St. Rose

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Member of Theta Eta (Western University)
Studying Psychology, Family Studies & Human Development at Western University

“Alpha Phi has touched my life in so many ways since being initiated in the Fall of 2020. I am so honoured to be a recipient of the Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship for this year, as it will help me to continue studying towards my goal of being an educator after graduation!”

Kamea Bartholomew

Carol Grohmann Copeland & James Copeland Delta Beta Chapter Scholarship

Member of Delta Beta (Texas A&M Commerce)
Studying Biology at Texas A&M University-Commerce

“This scholarship financially will assist me in my pursuit to achieve my degree and attend medical school. Alpha Phi has positively impacted my life in so many ways and I’m so grateful to be a part of this amazing sorority.”

Karolina Ryszka

Rachel G. Smylie Theta Chapter Scholarship

Member of Theta (Michigan)
Studying Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan

“I am passionate about saving lives and pushing medicine to become more patient-oriented by innovating at the intersection of engineering and medicine. The Rachel G. Smylie Theta Chapter Scholarship means being able to study Biomedical Engineering on the pre-med path at the University of Michigan, an institution that will extend my academic growth while providing opportunities to engage with the diverse and passionate community, ultimately propelling me towards my goal of being a physician.”

Kate Thompson

Ruth-Ellen Elliott Scholarship & Sigma Scholarship

Member of Sigma (Washington)
Studying Public Health & Global Health at University of Washington

“Receiving these scholarships will allow me to focus on my pre-medical classes and experiences like research and volunteering on campus. The support of the Alpha Phi sisterhood has made a huge impact on my confidence in myself and growth as a young woman.”

Keilani Barba

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Member of Iota Sigma (Carnegie Mellon)
Studying International Relations and Affairs & Professional Writing at Carnegie Mellon University

“I am so grateful and honored to have received this scholarship. I hope to be able to gain more knowledge and professional as well as life experience through Carnegie Mellon’s study abroad and Washington Semester programs, with the help of this scholarship. Ultimately, my goal is to expand my impact beyond my own community through working on education and/or foreign policy. Thank you, again!”

Lizzie Gumula

Delta Xi – Amber Weitzel Memorial Scholarship

Member of Eta Sigma (Lafayette)
Studying English, Theater & Women’s and Gender Studies at Lafayette College

“Throughout my time in Alpha Phi, I have been able to grow as a human, artist, and sister, constantly supported by the resilient women in my chapter. To me, the support this brings to women like me pursuing a career directing and educational planning in the theatrical arts is exemplary. It’s only a testament to Alpha Phi Foundation’s inspiring initiatives, mission, and purpose of supporting the academic growth and well-roundedness of Alpha Phi sisters!”

Lizzie Krogh

Madge H. Lesher Memorial Scholarship

Member of Beta Epsilon (Arizona)
Studying Retail Consumer Science at University of Arizona

“‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there.’ – Theodore Roosevelt
Alpha Phi creates an environment that supports young women to pursue their academic and professional dreams. The support of my sisters is one of the reasons I LOVE being a student at the University of Arizona. This scholarship has lightened my financial responsibilities so that I can be a well-rounded student. I am majoring in Retail Consumer Science and I hope to pursue a career in the fashion industry. I look forward to concentrating on my academics, engaging in Greek Life through my local chapter, being a member of the University of Arizona Pomline, and giving back to others through community service. I am sincerely grateful for the generosity of Alpha Phi Foundation for honoring me with the Madge H. Lesher Scholarship. #beardown #go-cats”

Lucrecia Retes

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Member of Theta Eta (Western University)
Studying Criminology & Political Science at Western University

“From the moment I joined, my Alpha Phi sisters have been an undeniable support system. I am truly grateful to be part of this organization that continues to love me, support me, and push me to be a better version of myself. With the kind generosity of the Alpha Phi donors, I will have the opportunity to continue my undergraduate studies. Becoming a lawyer has always been a dream of mine that I will always strive for. This scholarship gives me the opportunity to further that dream while taking away my financial burdens. I am proud to call myself a sister and cannot believe how incredibly lucky I am to be surrounded by such amazing and empowering women.”

Madalena Piedmonte

Beta Beta Chapter Scholarship & Beta Beta Class of 1963 40th Anniversary Scholarship

Member of Beta Beta (Michigan State)
Studying Finance & Real Estate Investment at Michigan State University

“I am sincerely grateful to have received both The Beta Beta Chapter Scholarship and The Beta Beta Class of 1963 40th Anniversary Scholarship. These scholarships will directly contribute to finishing my finance degree these next two years. I am inspired by these generous donations and will continue to work even harder within school and within my role as President at Michigan State’s Beta Beta chapter.”

Maggie Sullivan

Octavia Born Brooks Scholarship

Member of Gamma (DePauw)
Studying Neuroscience & Biochemistry at DePauw University

“I have made incredible connections with the women of Alpha Phi, and I’m so glad that this community has lead me to an opportunity to receive a scholarship! The Octavia Born Brooks scholarship will allow me to pursue my professional goal of pursuing medical school and help me to realize my dream of studying abroad with more financial freedom. I am a proud Alpha Phi, and appreciate the generosity of Alpha Phi Foundation.”

Makayla Walia

Clara Bradley Burdette Founders’ Scholarship

Member of Theta Sigma (Southern Utah)
Studying Nursing at Southern Utah University

“I am incredibly thankful to Alpha Phi Foundation for their generosity and aid in helping me pursue and obtain a college degree! I am an aspiring nurse, and this scholarship will give me the opportunity and flexibility to devote my time to my academics, research, and volunteer work within the Cedar City community! After college, I plan to obtain a graduate degree, and ultimately I hope to become a research nurse, all while inspiring other young women to chase their goals and pursue their interests in the STEM field! Thank you once again to Alpha Phi Foundation for helping my dreams become a reality!”

Makenna McNabb

Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship

Member of Delta Pi (Indiana State)
Studying Nursing at Indiana State University

“I am incredibly thankful to Alpha Phi Foundation for their generosity and aid in helping me pursue and obtain a college degree! I am an aspiring nurse, and this scholarship will give me the opportunity and flexibility to devote my time to my academics, research, and volunteer work within the Cedar City community! After college, I plan to obtain a graduate degree, and ultimately I hope to become a research nurse, all while inspiring other young women to chase their goals and pursue their interests in the STEM field! Thank you once again to Alpha Phi Foundation for helping my dreams become a reality!”

Margo Callahan

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Member of Epsilon Psi (Lehigh)
Studying Political Science & Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University

“It is an extraordinary honor to have received the Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship and its impact on my academic and professional career cannot be overstated. This scholarship will aid my family and me as I complete my Bachelor’s Degree this year in political science and minor in entrepreneurship, before entering law school. This generous award from Alpha Phi Foundation has brought me one step closer in pursuing my J.D. to become an Intellectual Property attorney where I will further my dream of bettering our community through innovative thinking and justice!”

Meah Konstanzer

Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra Scholarship

Member of Iota Mu (Georgia Tech)
Studying Information Technology Management, Computing & Business at Georgia Institute of Technology

“Being a member of Alpha Phi has provided me with a supportive community and given me the opportunity to grow as a leader. This scholarship will help give me the financial flexibility to focus on pursuing a challenging academic path that combines technology and business while continuing to rise in leadership in the various clubs and organizations about which I am passionate.”

Megan McFadden

Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship

Member of Epsilon Beta (Butler)
Studying Political Science & Data Science at Butler University

“I’m beyond thankful for Alpha Phi Foundation and this scholarship that will help to pursue my academic goals. The support of my sisters, those past and present, motivates me to be the best version of myself every day and for that, I am forever grateful!”

Mounisha Anumolu

Sally Hepler Memorial Scholarship

Member of Iota Kappa (Dartmouth)
Studying Economics, Computer Science & Public Policy at Dartmouth College

“As a double major in Economics and Computer Science, minoring in Public Policy, I hope to apply my passion for statistical methods to important social, political, and economic issues. I am eager to advocate for tangible changes within the communities and groups that may need it the most. In the long-term, I plan to obtain either a JD, an MBA, or a Master’s degree in Public Policy in order to better inform my understanding and awareness of the world around me. Joining Alpha Phi has already allowed me to form lasting friendships with my sisters, which in turn has fostered meaningful self-growth. With this scholarship, Alpha Phi is also helping me further my educational and professional goals!”

Olivia Besgrove

Valerie Lawlor Scholarship

Member of Omicron (Missouri)
Studying Nursing at University of Missouri

“Through the love and support of Alpha Phi Foundation and donors, I will be able to earn my BSN degree and work hard daily on my journey to become a labor and delivery nurse. Thanks to the confidence and growth Alpha Phi has instilled in me through various leadership roles and from supporting alumnae just like Val, I will be making my dreams of being an advocate for expectant mothers and their babies a reality.”

Paola Giammattei

Virginia Coleman Scholarship

Member of Zeta Pi (Case Western Reserve)
Studying Chemical Engineering & Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University

“I hope to become a scientist and pursue a research career to provide the best science-based solutions to society’s most pressing issues. Alpha Phi keeps fueling this and many other dreams. I’m deeply grateful and honored to carry our values in everything I do to achieve my goals.”

Samantha Kerns

Martha Jarvis Sutton Scholarship

Member of Lambda (UC Berkeley)
Studying Political Science & Media Studies at UC Berkeley

“Alpha Phi Foundation scholarships award me the feasibility to continue my membership and relieve financial tensions to focus on school and leadership participation in my chapter. Being a member of Alpha Phi for the past three years has furthered my personal, professional, and academic development. I am grateful these scholarships enable me—a low-income and first-generation student—the opportunity to have direct access to professional resources and realize my dream of being the first in my family to become an attorney.”

Sarah Webber

Gamma Sigma Chapter Scholarship

Member of Gamma Sigma (Wisconsin Stout)
Studying Packaging Engineering & Spanish at University of Wisconsin-Stout

“It’s not just four years; it’s for life. Ever since joining Alpha Phi three years ago, I have been endlessly supported by this sisterhood. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship, so I can pursue my degree in Packaging Engineering. The financial assistance from the Alpha Phi Foundation allows me to focus on making my academic and professional dreams come true.”

Tara Alizadeh

Alpha Phi Foundation BIPOC Scholarship

Member of Lambda (UC Berkeley)
Studying Business Administration & Psychology at UC Berkeley

“I am incredibly grateful to Alpha Phi Foundation for supporting me in my undergraduate degree and providing me with the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career in business. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such kind and empowering women within Alpha Phi who consistently serve as a source of inspiration for me.”

Vanessa Wang

Beta Delta Scholarship, Joan Covert Doupé Scholarship & Margaret Beery Doe Scholarship

Member of Beta Delta (UCLA)
Studying Computer Science at UCLA

“I am extremely humbled and honored to be recognized as an Alpha Phi Foundation Scholar. Alpha Phi has truly shaped many aspects of my college experience, from forming lifelong friendships to gaining essential leadership experience to everything in between. I’m endlessly grateful for Alpha Phi’s support, which will allow me to realize my dreams of driving the forefront of innovation as a female leader in the technology industry.”

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Scholarship Program

Through the generosity of Leading With Heart donors, Alpha Phi Foundation awarded over $466,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to graduate and undergraduate Alpha Phis for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2022-2023 scholarship application will open on December 1, 2021. Learn more about the Scholarship Program.

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