Sometimes life will throw you into situations beyond your control. All of a sudden, affording your continued education is in jeopardy. Kappa doesn’t believe these circumstances should prevent anyone from obtaining a degree, which is why the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation offers more than 150 scholarships that provide financial assistance to our initiated members.
Visit www.kappakappagamma.org/foundation to view the full list of scholarships available.
Theta Chapter Scholarships
Koller Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually by the Theta Chapter House Board to a Theta Chapter active member at the spring scholarship banquet. It is administered by the Koller Educational Foundation Board of Directors. The selection committee members are Nancy Ekern, Janie Hazel, Joanne Heisler and Sarah Hill (chair).
The Koller Scholarship was established in memory of Hortense Peetz Koller who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911 and died in 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was a member of Theta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma and was initiated in 1933. She was married to Air Force Colonel Walter Koller and volunteered as Gray Lady with the Red Cross. Colonol and Mrs. Koller lived in numerous military installations around the world.
Initiated and dues-paying member of Theta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma
GPA of 3.0 as confirmed by an official University of Missouri-Columbia transcript
Registered as a full-time undergraduate student; involved in campus and sorority activities
Completed 30 academic hours at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Theta Chapter member in good standing and current in financial obligations as certified with written statement from Chapter President
Golden Key Scholarship Fund: Since its founding in 1985, the Golden Key Scholarship Fund has awarded 247 scholarships totaling over $410,000 to outstanding Greek women attending the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The purpose of the Golden Key Scholarship Fund is to foster and promote campus and sorority involvement through the granting of scholarships. Our scholarships are awarded to qualified female undergraduate students of sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference, the Panhellenic Council, or the Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Be an initiated and active dues-paying member of a sorority recognized by the Office of Greek Life at the University of Missouri during the academic year to which the award would apply (2015-2016).
Have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA with no grades of “F” as confirmed by an official University of Missouri-Columbia transcript.
Be classified as a full-time, undergraduate student. Be involved in campus and sorority activities.
Have completed at least 45 academic hours by the beginning of the 2015 Fall semester, with a minimum of 30 of those academic hours completed at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarships: Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation scholarships are based on a combination of factors including academic merit, financial need and participation and leadership in Kappa, campus and community activities.
Most Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation scholarships are $3,000 for the academic year. A few scholarships are for lesser amounts. The Marisol Undergraduate Scholarship provides 75 percent of educational expenses for one year. Annually, application forms are available between November 1 and February 1 on the Foundation website, www.kappa.org/foundation.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
P.O. Box 38
Columbus, Ohio 43216-0038
Scholarships are available to initiated members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity who have a grade average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above and are full-time students.
Undergraduate applicants must be members in good standing with the Fraternity, and graduate applicants must have been members in good standing as undergraduates.
Most scholarships are not awarded for study abroad.
Associate members are not eligible to apply.
Samantha P. (middle left) was the 2015 winner of the $3000 Koller Scholarship.