The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation



Since 2003, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Phi Kappa Omega Chapter and The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation has given over $20,000.00 in scholarship money to deserving youth in Cook County, Illinois.

The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that seeks to spark change in the greater Chicagoland community it serves by providing scholarships, family programs, health services, and educational services.

Essence of Ivy & Pearls Foundation congratulates our 2020 Scholarship Recipients.

The 2020 recipients are as follows:

  • Odas Nicholson Scholarship: Ryan Norman, Butler University
  • STEM Scholarship: Iyana Gross, Morgan State University 
  • HBCU Scholarship: Kamryn Nelson, Howard University
  • HBCU Scholarship: Maxwell Curry, Howard University
  • Past Recipient: Justin Gray, DePaul University – Cyber Security 

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