With over 90 Named Scholarships, each year more are being established to honor and remember some amazing AOIIs. The hope is that these scholarships will live in perpetuity by reaching the required minimum to establish an endowed scholarship. The recently established scholarships below are actively fundraising to reach $25,000 or more to become permanently endowed.
Angels of Kappa Theta Scholarship
The Kappa Theta chapter was installed on May 23, 1925, and adopted the sub motto “Achieve Courageously.” For 47 years, AOII had a prominent presence on the UCLA sorority row with their home built into the side of a hill, featuring formal rooms, bedrooms, a porch, sundeck and the infamous basement study room known as “the Pit.” Sadly, the chapter closed in 1973, but the Kappa Theta angels longed to keep the chapter alive. The angels were alumna whose love for their sorority outlasted their collegiate days of AOII. This benevolent group of ladies held fundraisers to establish a scholarship as a means to remember Kappa Theta and to honor their sisters who departed to become true angels. The Angels of Kappa Theta Scholarship is available to a collegiate member in an active Southern California chapter.
Dana L. Moreland Scholarship
Since her initiation in 1986 into the Delta Alpha (University of Missouri), Dana has actively promoted alumnae engagement and volunteerism. She is also passionate about ensuring that AOII women have the funds needed to reach their educational goals. In 2023, Dana created this scholarship which is available to an alumna member in good standing who volunteers with the Fraternity or Foundation, locally or internationally and is a dues paying member of an alumnae chapter.
Dr. Lori Hart Belonging Scholarship
The Dr. Lori Hart Belonging Scholarship is a new named AOII scholarship opportunity launched in 2023 to celebrate and commemorate Lori’s work in the fraternity space. This scholarship will be awarded to a collegiate AOII member who inspires belonging within her chapter and/or the university community. The recipient creates, facilitates, and supports environments where everyone feels included, heard, and offered the same opportunities to thrive. The recipient will demonstrate how they advance belonging through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Dr. Lori Hart Belonging Scholarship will not only provide financial support for young women making a significant impact in AOII, their community and even our world.
Southern Orange County Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The women of Southern Orange County Alumnae are thrilled and proud to be working with the AOII Foundation to create an everlasting legacy with an Endowed Scholarship, which will provide an increased level of financial support to our sisters in college. It is to be awarded first to initiated collegiate members from one of the following chapters: Lambda Alpha, Lambda Beta, Lambda Iota or Theta Iota. The applicant must be in good standing with the chapter and the University and pursuing an undergraduate degree. Secondly, this scholarship can be awarded to an Alumnae member in good standing, living in California working on an advanced degree.
Tribute to Sisterhood Nu Iota Legacy Scholarship
As Nu Iota sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi we have enjoyed lifelong friendships with wonderful accomplished women. For many, the bonds formed in their college years strengthened over time as they pursued professions and had life experiences. Sadly, they have lost some of their dear sisters and have looked for a meaningful way to pay tribute to those who were part of the Nu Iota legacy of sisterhood. Alumnae and friends of Nu Iota chapter established this scholarship to honor the memory of Nu Iotas that they have lost; paying tribute to their lifelong friendship, their dedication to lifelong learning, and their commitment to their professions by supporting sisters pursuing advanced degrees in the field of education through the Tribute to Sisterhood Nu Iota Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship will be available first to an initiated member of AOII from Illinois, who is pursuing a graduate degree in Education.