SAN DIEGO ALUMNI CHAPTER COMMUNITY SUPPORT
The San Diego Alumni Chapter is active in our community. We provide several programs that support the Greater San Diego and award scholarships to male students who attend or plan to attend a local university. San Diego area Male high school seniors can apply. Submission instructions are also available at local San Diego schools. Each applicant is thoroughly reviewd and evaluated on their high school transcripts, personal statement, personal introduction, future goals and motivation to “Achieve”. the top Scholarship recipients are interviewed and those who are selected are recognized at the annual San Diego Alumni Chapter's Memorial Scholorship Golf Tournament.
The Following Scholarship are awarded:
“The James O. Whaley Scholarship
“The Bert Richey Esq. Scholarship
“The Preston Kelly Scholarship
“The Roy E. Logan Scholarship
“The Charlie Carmichael Jr. Scholarship
“The Hon. Napoleon A. Jones Jr. Scholarship
The awardees are invited to attend our the Annual Clancy Davis and Bobby Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Luncheon which is held the first week of June each year.
Important Scholarship Information: Submission packages are received, starting March 1st, through May 1st - Must be postmarked by May 1st to be accepted - Selected Applicants will be interviewed starting in April through the end of May, recipients of the scholarship are awarded in June.
To be eligible for this award the local San Diego applicants must:
Have a Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
Provide documentation of their G.P.A. by an official transcript or letter of verification signed by a school administrator;
Complete Scholarship Application.
Provide one letter of recommendation from a school staff member at the school of attendance;
Provide one letter of recommendation from a person in the community;
Provide a one-page personal statement that highlights the applicant’s views on current issues that are important to him/her which outlines their motivation to seek a higher education.
Completed applications should be sent to:
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
c/o Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 740822
San Diego, CA 92174
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
San Diego Alumni Chapter hosts an annual Scholarship Golf Tournament with proceeds supporting a Scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors to assist in furthering their education at the college of their choice. The Annual Golf Tournament was renamed to honor the memories of San Diego Chapter members LTC Clancy Davis and Bobby L. Hatcher both avid golfers.Their legacies will never be forgotten and The San Diego Alumni Chapter is proud to have consecutively held twenty-four Golf Tournaments in their memory.
RAYMOND T. ROBINSON HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE
The San Diego Alumi Chapter Annual Holiday Bike Drive was started by Brother Raymond T. Robinson during his tenure on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Jackie Robinson YMCA. Brother Robinson collected used bicycles and stored them in his garage. He would repair them from his own funds and donate them to the YMCA during the holiday season for needy children. After Brother Robinson passed to Chapter Invisible San Diego Alumni Chapter named the Annual Holiday Bike drive in honor of Brother Robinson. Today Brother Brett Fisher carries the torch and the chapter annually donates over one hundred bikes and helmets annually to children in San Diego!
HIGHWAY ADOPTION PROGRAM
The San Diego Alumni Chapter participates in the California Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program to help maintain and beautify sections of roadside within California’s State Highway System. The AAH Program saves California taxpayers millions of dollars every year and provides a great opportunity to promote civic responsibility and community pride. The San Diego Alumni Chapter participates in:
Vegetation ControlTree and Shrub Planting
Our adoption site usually spans a two-mile stretch of roadside in the greater San Diego area.
SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed nearly 20 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, 320,000 people per month in San Diego County.The Food Bank receives food from the USDA, food manufacturers, food retailers, the agricultural sector, food drives, and through financial contributions that enable us to purchase protein-rich foods, fresh produce, and dry staple foods such as beans, oatmeal, and rice.
The SDFB also benefits from the generosity of more than 28,000 volunteers annually that help to sort and distribute donated and purchased food products.The Food Bank works to acquire, store, organize, and distribute food through a network of 330 nonprofit partner organizations that include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and low-income daycare centers in communities throughout San Diego County. The Food Bank also distributes food directly to those in need at over 150 distribution sites throughout the county.