Upsilon Alpha Omega, along with Gwinnett Pearls of Service, 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 $920,000 in scholarships to students attending college.
Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship
This scholarship was named in honor of one of our chartering members, Dr. Beauty P. Baldwin. The next opportunity for this scholarship is Spring, 2023.
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. Juniors and Seniors will be accepted into this program in the Fall of 2023, awarding scholarships in the Spring, 2024.
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 next opportunity for this scholarship is Spring, 2023.
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. The next opportunity for this scholarship is Spring, 2023.
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 next opportunity for this scholarship is Spring, 2023.
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 next opportunity for this scholarship is Spring, 2023.
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 partnered with Thermo Fisher to offer a scholarship to a college freshman, female student who plans to pursue a major in STEM as they further their education at an accredited HBCU.
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.