5 Withrow seniors receive scholarships

Four Withrow University High School graduating seniors received 2021 Fred Heisel Jr. Grant-in-Aid Awards in May, sponsored by the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and another student received an award sponsored by a fraternity alumni member.

The Withrow students were among 23 recipients in the region selected by the Kappas, who have awarded 215 scholarships worth almost $200,000 since 2001. This year’s Grant-in-Aid awardees from Withrow, who each received a $600 scholarship:

Additionally, a Diamond in the Rough Award was presented to Anton Fant by a Kappa Alpha Psi alumnus, Jim Anderson. Fant, son of Taquilla Foggie, played football, basketball and baseball, and ran track. He also mows lawns in his community and is part of the community cleanup team. He plans to attend Campbellsville University, majoring in finance/marketing.

Applicants must be male, have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, have an acceptance letter from a university and complete an essay and an interview. Adrian Cunningham, chairman of the scholarship committee, and other Kappa Alpha Psi members interviewed the young men.

Each year, FamiliesFORWARD staff members assist Withrow seniors in applying for the Kappa Alpha scholarships. Six Withrow seniors applied and interviewed for the scholarships this year. Since 2012, the fraternity has provided 47 Withrow students with scholarships, plus one funded by a Kappa Alpha Psi alumnus.