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					                  ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ®
                       Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter
                          Baltimore, Maryland




Bruce Nelson, President, Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter
Andre Harris, President, BAL Educational Foundation, Inc.




To Whom It May Concern:

       The BAL Educational Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the
availability of scholarships for graduating high school seniors attending public or
private schools in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Applications are for young
men graduating in the 2009 - 10 school year that will be enrolled in a four- year
college or university beginning in the Fall 2010. The scholarship is a $1,000 one
time grant for the freshman year. All applications must be postmarked by May
18, 2009. Copies of the application and this cover letter can also be found on our
website: www.apa-bal.org . (The entire application has four pages).

      Please note that if you are selected as a 2010 Beta Alpha Lambda
Educational Foundation Scholarship recipient you will be notified by letter and
phone. Otherwise, there will be no further communication from the committee.
Scholarship awardees will be notified on or before April 30, 2010 and honored at
our annual Gala on May 21, 2010.



Thank you.

Good Luck,
Jamal Harris, Chairman
Scholarship Committee
Beta Alpha Lambda Educational, Foundation Inc.
                      ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ®
                           Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter

                                 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

                              BETA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER


Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and
vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. This vision
continues today through Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter, which was established at Jersey City, New
Jersey, on March 23, 1936 and later re-chartered in Baltimore County on June 27, 1999 by thirteen
alumni brothers. Our Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a
firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the
uplifting of humanity and Beta Alpha Lambda is committed to fostering those principles in both
Baltimore City and County communities.


                                    AWARD DESCRIPTION



The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating African American male high school
student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is interested in pursuing higher
education at a four-year college or university. Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter will recognize three
students who have achieved academic excellence with a $1000 scholarship.

                                 SELECTION REQUIREMENTS


In order to be considered for the scholarship, all applications must be postmarked or hand
delivered No Later Than April 15, 2010. All applications received before this date will be
evaluated on the following criteria:


           Completeness of the application

           Students academic achievements

           Students school and community involvement

           Personal essay




If you have any questions please contact the Scholarship Committee at:

Jamal Harris                                                      (410) 299 - 8303
Scholarship Committee Chairman

Andre D. Harris                                                   (443) 831 - 2680
BAL INC. President
                       ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.                       ®

                            BETA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER
                            P.O. Box 305 Owings Mills,MD 21117
                                e-mail: lama_j@hotmail.com
                                  website: www.apa-bal.org
                                 Scholarship Application



                                 PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name (Last, First, Middle):                                                Date of Birth:

Home Address:

City:                                                    State:                   Zip:

Home Phone:

                         NAME OF PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS
Father:                                       Mother:

Occupation:                                   Occupation:


                                         EDUCATION
School Presently Attending:                                       Phone:

School Address:

City:                                                    State:                   Zip:

Guidance Counselor:                           Phone:

Grade point Average:                       Class Rank:                     Out of:

NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A RECENT OFFICAL COPY OF
THEIR TRANSCRIPTS TO VERIFY THE ABOVE INFORMATION.

College Board Scores (SAT/ACT) Verbal:                            Math:

                              ORGANIZATIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS

List Any Academic Honors or Achievements Received During High School:




BETA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                                        1 OF 3
List School Organizations That You Participated in During High School. Include Dates of
Participation and Any Positions Held.




List Any Community or Church Affiliated Involvement Outside of School. Include Any Positions
Held and Year of Involvement.




                                   COLLEGE INFORMATION
List Names of The Colleges/Universities That You Have Been Accepted In Order of Preferences:

Name of College:                                        Location:

Name of College:                                        Location:

Name of College:                                        Location:

Name of College:                                        Location:



                               MAJOR/CHOSEN CAREER FIELD
What Course of Study Will You Pursue?

What is Your Career Choice?



                                      COLLEGE EXPENSES
           Tuition:

           Room/Board:

           Books & Fees:

           Other:

           TOTAL:




BETA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                                    2 OF 3
                                COLLEGE FUNDING RESOURCES
Total Amount Received From Other Scholarships:

Parental Contributions:

Personal Contributions:

Other Financial Aid (Please Specify):

TOTAL:


                                            REFERENCES
List Three Persons Who Can Attest To Your Personal Character, Academic Achievement, and
Community Involvement. At Least One Reference Should Not Be Associated With Your High
School.

Name:                                   Position:                         Phone:

Name:                                   Position:                         Phone:

Name:                                   Position:                         Phone:



                                    ESSAY
   ( PLEASE SUBMIT A 250 OR MORE WORD RESPONSE TO THE PREPARED QUESTION)
    Why is obtaining a college education important is today’s economy? How will a quality college
                          education prepare you for life’s many challenges?


I CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION CITED HEREIN, AND WHICH I AUTHORIZE YOU TO
VERIFY IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.



Signature of Applicant:                                                          Date:

Signature of Parent/Guardian:                                                    Date:



                     Suspense Date: All Applications Must Be Postmarked By
                                         April 15, 2010


THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE APPLICANT WILL BE HELD IN THE STRICTEST
CONFIDENCE AND WILL BE SHARED ONLY WITH THOSE PERSONS DIRECTLY INVOLVED
WITH THE SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION PROCESS.

BETA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                                        3 OF 3
                                           Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
                                BAL Education Foundation Scholarship Fund
                                                Reference Evaluation Form


Applicant’s Name_________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________
                  Street, Route, or Box City State Zip
High School
________________________________________________________________________

1. What are the applicant’s strengths? Comment on the applicant’s character,
responsibility, leadership, integrity, motivation, community service, work ethic, and any
other characteristics that make this student special. (Please type within this document)

2. Based upon your contact with the applicant, do you believe that he demonstrates the
ability to perform well and complete college? Yes____ No_____

3. How long have you known the applicant? ___________
       Are you related? ____ yes ____ no

4. Identify your relationship to the applicant: ___________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Position: _________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________________

Date________________


Please return directly to address or fax number below by April 15, 2010:
Beta Alpha Lambda Education Foundation
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 305
Owings Mills, Md. 21117
Fax 410.551.4851

				
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