Welcome to the Application Process 

Thank you for your interest in an Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship!
Applications for Fall 2021 incoming freshman will be available in November 2020.
Applications will be due mid-February 2021.

The application process for the Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarships has been designed to help the selection committee learn about your leadership experience, extracurricular involvement, and academic performance.  Last year, we awarded 11 incoming freshman scholarships valued between $5,000 and $25,000.  We invite all high-caliber high school seniors admitted to the Carlson School to apply!



Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund 


The Scholarship Fund was founded by several alumni of the Alpha Eta chapter of the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. Since 1988, the Scholarship Fund has awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarships to 300 recipients.  For the 2020/21 academic year, we awarded over $250,000 to 11 incoming freshman and 28 upperclassmen. The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to incoming freshman who have strong academic records and leadership experience and will attend the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Information on how to apply as a high school senior is listed below.


Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria


To be eligible to apply for an Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • MUST be an incoming freshman admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (students with waitlisted or deferred decision are not eligible)

  • have strong academic records

  • demonstrate leadership experience

  • Note: financial need will be taken into account for almost all of our scholarships. We request FAFSA information so applicants may be considered for all scholarships. If you do not have strong financial need, please apply but know that only a few of our awards do not consider financial need. Questions on this may be directed to Laura Murphy, Executive Director at lmurphyakpsi@gmail.com or 617-515-5012 (text or call).

To apply we request that you provide the following materials: 


  1. Personal Information: Name, contact info, applicant photo, etc. 

  2. High School Information: High School and any additional academic transcripts for at least the past two academic years.

  3. ACT Score: The score report from the testing authority (SAT may be used if ACT was not taken).

  4. Family Financial Information: FAFSA 

  5. Extracurricular Involvement: Activities, volunteering, work, etc.

  6. Short Answers: Answer all 3 short answer questions (250 word maximum) in your own words. 
    • How have you demonstrated principled leadership?  Be as specific as possible.

    • Other than a relative, who has been an influential figure in your life that you look up to and why?

    • Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—get to know you better.


Note: You do not have to be a member of Alpha Kappa Psi to qualify for these scholarships. Alpha Kappa Psi members will not be given preferential treatment for these scholarships.


Step-by-Step Guide to Applying

To apply for these scholarships, please access our online application.

  • At this link, you may preview the application and questions included in it prior to beginning to complete it.

  • Applicants will create a username and password so they can save their application and return to it later.

  • If you are unable to complete an online application, please email lmurphyakpsi@gmail.com in order to explore alternative options to apply.




  • November 2020 - application available

  • Mid-February 2021 - application deadline

  • 1-2 weeks after application deadline - finalists invited to interview

  • Third weekend in March - finalist interviews

  • Early April - scholarship recipients notified


Any questions can be directed to apply@akpsischolarships.com or Laura Murphy, Executive Director of the Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund at lmurphyakpsi@gmail.com or 617-515-5012 (text or call).


Questions? Contact apply@akpsischolarships.com