From left, Withrow seniors Dauvae Davis, Kenneth Alexis, Papa Sadio Kone, Guy-Leroc Ossebi and Mason Worthen.

5 Withrow graduates receive Kappa Alpha awards

Five Withrow University High School seniors received 2018 Fred Heisel Jr. Grant-in-Aid Awards from the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at a luncheon May 19, 2018, at Holiday Inn-Cincinnati North.

Withrow graduating seniors Papa Sadio Kone, Dauvae Davis, Kenneth Alexis, Guy-Leroc Ossebi and Mason Worthen received scholarships May 19, 2018, from the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. From left, FamiliesFORWARD prevention specialist Darrell Henry Jr., Kone, Davis, FamiliesFORWARD college coordinator Lakisha Porter, Alexis, Ossebi, Worthen and FamiliesFORWARD site manager Shane Fletcher.

Scholarships were awarded to Kenneth Alexis, Dauvae Davis, Papa Sadio Kone, Guy-Leroc Ossebi and Mason Worthen. Four received $1,000, and one received $500. They were among 21 who received the awards in 2018, the most for a single year, totaling $20,000, according to Kappa Alpha. Through the years, Kappa Alpha says it has given more than $150,000 to high school scholars. Since 2012, the fraternity has provided 31 Withrow students with scholarships.

The application process requires students to write an essay, achieve at least a 2.8 GPA and complete a one-page application. A seven-member Scholarship Committee of the Kappa Alpha Psi alumni chapter then reviews the

applications and conducts interviews with applicants before selecting the winners. The five of six students who applied from Withrow this year and received the award:

Each year, FamiliesFORWARD staff members assist Withrow seniors in applying for the Kappa Alpha scholarships.

Kappa Alpha has awarded 141 scholarships, beginning in 2001.

—Bill Ferguson Jr.