Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAPSM.

Too many African-American high school students lack the basic support needed to navigate through the college admissions process. Through #CAPSM, chapters will partner with local high schools and youth groups to bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process. This educational initiative will extend to all colleges and universities, both HBCUs and non-HBCUs.

#CAPSM is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results. Through #CAPSM, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive, and fulfilling lives.

College Application and HBCU Resources

College Admission Process Toolkit and Resource Presentation:

The following toolkit and presentation provide resources and guidance for high school students as they plan for college.

Click Modified #CAP Materials for 2021 to download the toolkit.

Click #CAP Resources to download the presentation.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Links:

Outside Scholarships – MSU Office of Financial Aid – https://finaid.msu.edu/forms/schships/view.asp

Scholarship Searches – MSU Office of Financial Aid – https://finaid.msu.edu/searches.asp

Grants for Individuals – MSU Libraries – http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3subject.htm

Federal Financial Aid – Applying for College Checklist – https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists

Researching and Preparing for College:

SAT Prep, College Planning, and More… – https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Resources:

2019 Best HBCUs – https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu

List of HBCUs – http://edonline.com/cq/hbcu/alphabet.htm

UNCF Member HBCUs – https://uncf.org/member-colleges

Lansing Black College Tour – For information, please contact Mr. Fred Porter at (517) 394-0699  or Mr. Amel Eiland at (517) 648-7167 or eilandjf@yahoo.com.

Y Achievers Black College Tour – For information, please contact Ms. Elaine Hardy at (517) 827-9610 (ext 8145) or ehardy@cityofeastlansing.com.