Eligibility & Application


  • African American graduating high school students residing in Alameda or Contra Costa counties and enrolled in four (4) year program at a university or college
  • Alameda/ Contra Costa Resident
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5/ 4.0 Scale
  • Active in Community Service Initiatives
  • Meets the Criteria set forth by all four Cardinal Principals:
    • Manhood - Having a sense of responsibility to family, the community, and self.
    • Scholarship - Ability to show quality performance inside as well as outside the classroom.
    • Perseverance -The ability to start a task and finish it despite difficulties.
    • Uplift - The ability to elevate or raise those around you.**Legacy Award Winner**


  • All applications must be typed or completed in blue or black ink.
  • Submit an official school acceptance letter from a university or college.
  • Participation in an interview with Sigma Iota Scholarship Committee.
  • Submit two written recommendations, preferably from a teacher, minister, employer or community leader.
  • Official High School Transcripts.
  • Submit a 500 word essay discussing a topic selected by our Scholarship Committee Chairman.
  • Download application for all forms and submission deadline dates.