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Scholarships

Gwinnett Pearls of Service, along with Upsilon Alpha Omega, offers a variety of scholarships to students to further their educational opportunities. It is the chapter’s goal to promote post-secondary educational and community organization endeavors. Thus far, we have awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to students attending college.

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Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship

This scholarship was named in honor of one of our chartering members, Dr. Beauty P. Baldwin. THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION FOR THE BEAUTY P. BALDWIN SCHOLARSHIP IS POSTED BELOW. The application deadline is February 28th.

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Debutante Cotillion Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to participants in the Upsilon Alpha Omega Debutante Cotillion Program. The scholarship is awarded in even years. Please view our Debutante Cotillion page for further information regarding our Debutante Cotillion Season.

III. Scholarship

McGruder-Smith Undergraduate Scholarship

The McGruder-Smith Undergraduate Scholarship, named after two UAO Charter Members who have devoted their lives to educating students, is offered to undergraduate Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated members at Oglethorpe University. THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION FOR THE MCGRUDER-SMITH UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IS POSTED BELOW. The application deadline is March 25th.

IV. Scholarship

Theresa Dove-Waters Scholarship

The Theresa Dove-Waters book scholarship is offered to Education majors at the University of North Georgia - Gainesville Campus. Applications for the Theresa Dove-Waters Scholarship must be submitted to the Director of the Office for Diversity Initiatives and Intercultural Relations at the University of North Georgia - Gainesville Campus. Please verify the deadline with the University’s Office.

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HBCU Scholarship

Upsilon Alpha Omega offers scholarships to high school seniors to further their education opportunities. It is the chapter’s goal to aggressively promote post-secondary educational endeavors. THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION FOR THE HBCU SCHOLARSHIP IS POSTED BELOW. The application deadline is March 25th.

VI. Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation

Each year, UAO contributes to EAF to assist this foundation in promoting lifelong learning. For more information regarding these opportunities, please visit the EAF website directly, at www.akaeaf.org.

Through EAF, UAO offers a scholarship to college students at Savannah State University. This scholarship is named in honor of one of our chartering members, Dr. Beauty P. Baldwin. THE LINK TO THE UAO BEAUTY P. BALDWIN EAF SCHOLARSHIP IS POSTED BELOW. The application deadline is March 25th.

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Thermo-Fisher

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. One way that we fulfill our mission is by being a socially responsible community partner and a promoter of academic excellence. As part of our corporate philanthropic strategy, we have established a partnership with the Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to encourage the pursuit of higher education and support of their goals. Upsilon Alpha Omega/ Gwinnett Pearls of Service will partner with Thermo Fisher to offer a scholarship to a current college freshman female student who plans to pursue a major in STEM as they further their education at an accredited HBCU.

VIII. Scholarship

Nancy Warr-Bayonne Scholarship

Nancy Warr-Bayonne graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University. This scholarship is awarded to an African American student matriculating in the school of Journalism at the University of Georgia.