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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter was chartered as an Alumni Chapter in 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama. Since its inception, our members have supported a College Scholarship Program. During the Alpha Phi Alpha General Convention of 1920, a commission was established to launch a movement towards influencing students of color in the United States to “GO-TO-HIGH SCHOOL, GO-TO-COLLEGE.”


It is with this same conviction that the current members of the Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter continue to provide scholarships to deserving area students as a steppingstone towards achieving a higher education.

In 1997, the chapter started the annual Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr., Memorial Breakfast for the purpose of honoring Dr. King, a beloved brother and former member of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter.

Proceeds from the scholarship breakfast provide the major source of funding for the scholarship program.  In addition to the chapter-sponsored scholarships in honor of Dr. King, individual members, families, and friends have established scholarships in honor of, or in memory of others. Scholarships are awarded each year in the Spring following the annual January MLK, Jr. Breakfast celebration.

Scholarships available for the 2023 calendar year include:

  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships (for multiple awardees)

  • The Percy L. Blackmon Memorial Scholarship

  • The Milton Carver Davis Academic Scholarship

Criteria for each scholarship are provided within each of the below applications:

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