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2017 NAK National Scholarships

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The Nu Alpha Kappa National Alumni Association is proud to present the 4th annual NAK National Scholarships!

We are now accepting submissions for these scholarships. Deadline to submit your application is midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017.

The scholarships will be awarded at Pledgefest 2017.

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. will be offering one (1) $1,000 National Scholarships this year to deserving NAK brothers who upholds our pillars of Academics, Brotherhood, and Culture. An emphasis will be placed on those brothers who have demonstrated either strong financial need (such as being undocumented) and/or active involvement within NAK and their community.

In addition, the NAA is honored to award two (2) $1,000 Arreola Family Award for Student Excellence to one undergraduate or graduate Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Brother who displays outstanding academic achievement, leadership and contributions to society.

To apply, please submit the application on each individual tab at the top of this page. You may apply for both.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship, please contact NAA Director Of Scholarship Sergio Fuentes directly at sergio.fuentes@nakinc.org.

NAK National Scholarship

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2014 Scholarship Winner: Eric Uribe, Omicron Chapter

2015 Scholarship Winners: Gerardo Lorenzo, Alpha Beta Chapter and Edwin Gonzalez, Kappa Chapter

2016 Scholarship Winners: Christian Cayetano, Chi Chapter and Austin Rivera, Founding Chapter

Scholarship Deadlines

One (1) NAK National scholarships will be awarded for $1,000 each for fall 2017. Your application must be submitted by midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply

• Must be a full time undergraduate or graduate student at a university.
• Undergraduate and graduate brothers must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Must demonstrate a personal history of leadership and community involvement
• Must have a history and future plans to being active within NAK
• Must submit an unofficial transcript with the application
• Must submit a résumé

Provide a personal statement (500 words max) that addresses the following:

NAK Involvement: Describe your involvement as a NAK, how you uphold our 3 pillars, future career aspirations, and plans you envision for NAA both short and long term.

Challenging Circumstances:

Describe your personal background and any challenging family or personal circumstance (e.g., a disability or medication condition, a family deportation, serving as a caregiver for a younger sibling) that affected your achievement or participation in school, work, or community activities. Tell us what you did to overcome these circumstances and what you learned in the process.

Notification & Payment

• Applicants will be notified on or before Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
• Award Ceremony will take place during our Pledgefest 2017 Bronze Supper.
• Payment will be made directly to the student.

National Scholarship Application 2017

  • Describe >> Challenging Circumstances: Describe any challenging family or personal circumstance (e.g., a disability or medication condition, a family deportation, serving as a caregiver for a younger sibling) that affected your achievement or participation in school, work, or community activities. Tell us what you did to overcome these circumstances and what you learned in the process. NAK Goals: Describe your background, what future plans you envision for the NAA both short term and long term.
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2017 Arreola Family Award

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2014 Scholarship Winner: Orlando Villa, Eta Chapter

2015 Scholarship Winner: Jorje Cruz, Kappa Chapter

2016 Scholarship Winner: Raul Enciso, Lambda Chapter

Scholarship Deadlines

Two (2) Arreola Family Awards will be awarded for $1,000 for fall 2017. Your application must be submitted by midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Arreola Family

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity awards the Arreola Family Award for Student Excellence to one or two undergraduate or graduate Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Brothers who display outstanding academic achievement, leadership and contributions to society.

ARREOLA FAMILY AWARD

The Arreola Family Award is a gift made by the Arreola Family in honor of Marin F. Arreola and Carmen H. Arreola; the Grandfather and Grandmother of NAK Founding Fathers Antonio V. Arreola, Marin A. Arreola, Nicolas V. Arreola, Gabriel Z. Arreola, Enrique V. Arreola, Ricardo A. Arreola and NAK Brothers Manuel Z. Arreola, Alejandro V. Arreola, and Agustin V. Arreola.

The Arreola Family Award represents the core values of the Arreola family: Family, Ethics, Knowledge, Perseverance, Justice, Balance and Community Involvement.

The Arreola Family Award will be awarded to up to 2 students during the 2017-18 academic year.

The students will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The award will be given to brothers that upholds Nu Alpha Kappa’s pillars of Academics, Brotherhood, and Culture. Consideration will be given to brothers who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and community volunteerism.

In addition, special attention will be given to those brothers that are from a rural community or have a family history in farming and/or are actively involved in NAK’s Executive Board. The Arreola Family Award is different than the NAK National scholarships in that the requirements are higher & the review process is more stringent.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

Your application must be submitted by midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017 Pacific Standard Time

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & HOW TO APPLY

• Must be a full time undergraduate or graduate student who has attended the university for at least six quarters or three semesters.
• Undergraduate and graduate brothers must have a GPA of 3.2
• Must demonstrate a personal history of leadership and community involvement.
• Must have been active within NAK for at least one year
• Must submit an unofficial transcript with the application
• Must submit a résumé

Provide a supplemental personal statement (1,000 words max) that addresses the following:

1. Short Biography
2. List of volunteer/extracurricular activities and positions held.
3. How has NAK benefited from your service?
4. How has your college community benefited from your service?
5. How has the larger community benefited from your leadership and service?
6. How has volunteer service affected you? What have you learned?
7. Describe barriers, if any, you have had to overcome to obtain your college degree.
8. Do you consider your self a leader? Why or why not?
9. What are your educational goals and career interests after graduation and how will your occupation benefit society at large?
10. NAK Goals: What future plans do you envision for the NAA both short term and long term?

Notification & Payment

• Applicants will be notified on or before Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
• Award Ceremony will take place during our Pledgefest national event.
• Payment will be made directly to the student.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship, please contact NAA Director Of Scholarship Sergio Fuentes directly at sergio.fuentes@nakinc.org.

Arreola Family Award Application 2017

  • 1. Short Biography 2. List of volunteer/extracurricular activities and positions held. 3. How has NAK benefited from your service? 4. How has your college community benefited from your service? 5. How has the larger community benefited from your leadership and service? 6. How has volunteer service affected you? What have you learned? 7. Describe barriers, if any, you have had to overcome to obtain your college degree. 8. Do you consider your self a leader? Why or why not? 9. What are your educational goals and career interests after graduation and how will your occupation benefit society at large? 10. NAK Goals: What future plans do you envision for the NAA both short term and long term?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.