Education Foundation

Alpha Education Foundation, Inc.

The Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. was established in October 1996 by members of the Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter of Seattle, Washington. The Foundation is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization incorporated in the State of Washington. The Foundation's sole purpose is to acquire funds to be distributed as scholarships to deserving students graduating from Puget Sound area high schools who plan to attend college. Scholarship awards are based on need and scholastic achievement. The Foundation is empowered to conduct all legal activities associated with raising funds to be distributed as scholarships. The Foundation's initial assets were generated from a Alpha Excellence Fund Drive and have been enhanced by proceeds from golf tournaments, chapter Black and Gold Balls and other fundraising activities since that time. To date, the Foundation has awarded 10’s of thousands of dollars to deserving students, many who have gone on to become Alpha Men and college graduates. Brother Duane Hill currently serves as the President of the Foundation.

Herbert L. Starke Scholarship
The Herbert L. Starke Scholarship was established in 2005 and is given in honor of Brother Herb Starke for his unwavering dedication to the Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brother Starke was initiated at West Virginia State College in 1952. He served as the State Director for both Florida and Washington State in addition to many numerous chapter and regional position. Brother Starke spent over 40 years as a public school educator in Ft Myers and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Kent and Tacoma school systems.  The Herbert L. Starke Scholarship will honor an outstanding graduating high school senior from the Seattle-King County metropolitan with a scholarship valued at $1,000. The student will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and will have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, superb academic achievement and a strong commitment to community service.  The student will be attending college in the fall. 

C. P. Johnson Scholarship
The C. P. Johnson Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1988. The scholarship fund was established to provide financial assistance to youth in the pursuit of knowledge in honor of our fraternity brother Clifford Paul Johnson who served the fraternity for over 58 years.  He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and served the fraternity for 58 years until his death on January 6, 1988. It was C.P. desire that the brothers of Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter aid students financially in their pursuit of higher knowledge and education. He was most interested in assisting the “B” and “C” students who may not necessarily be eligible for traditional scholarship awards.

Karl Holifield Scholarship
The Karl Holifield Scholarship was established in 2008 and is given in honor of Brother Karl Holifield. He was an original member of the Alpha Xi chapter founded at the University of Washington. The scholarship will honor a promising college student with a $1,500 scholarship.  The award will be based upon the student’s educational achievement, community service and active involvement in the Alpha Phi Alpha’s national and local community service programs.