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Scholarship grant given to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

7/10/2013, 12:20 p.m.
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has allocated $6,000 worth of scholarships to the Joliet Area Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae ...
Pictured with Leslie Newbon, Senior Community Relations Coordinator from Silver Cross Hospital; are students Simone Jones, Joliet Catholic Academy; Janaya McClellan, Joliet Township High School-Central; Keith Burt-Craig , Joliet Catholic Academy; Jaylyn Snapp, Joliet Township High School-West; and Estefani Gonzalez, Joliet Township High School-Central; who all received $1,000 scholarships from Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. through a grant given by The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission at the sorority's Scholarship Tealight event in May. Student scholarship recipient not pictured is Jasmine Moore, Joliet Township High School-Central.

New Lenox, IL - The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has allocated $6,000 worth of scholarships to the Joliet Area Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA). Six $1,000 scholarships were given to area students recently by the Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc. who, has for over thirty-five years supported and recognized excellence in education throughout the Joliet and South Suburban Areas.

The Sorority awards scholarships to students who demonstrate good grades and community service. With the help of Silver Cross’ Healthy Community Commission, they are able to grant new scholarships to six deserving individuals. Scholarship recipients must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433 and 60436.

The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission is to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.