• AKA-LADE Foundation stands committed to fostering academic achievement by awarding monetary assistance to help promising youth fulfill their dreams of college. In partnership with Lambda Alpha Omega Chapter, AKA-LADE has gifted more than $500,000 in college scholarships to help area youth fund their college education.



    Arthalia E. Jackson, a charter member of Lambda Alpha Omega, was an educator and a talented musician. The scholarship in her name originated by the charter members in Lambda Alpha Omega to honor her legacy - that it would impact the lives of the youth who were granted one of the scholarships. The amount varies each year depending on the availability of funds that the chapter has raised from fundraisers. This award was initiated as a way to give back to the community that she serviced.


    The application period is now closed.



    Congratulations to our 2016 Arthalia E. Jackson Award Recipients!!


    Tavis Reed - Illinois Math & Science Academy

    Attending Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) in Fall 2016


    Kendel Baker - Oswego East High School

    Attending University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, Missouri) in Fall 2016


    Karen Davila - Proviso East High School

    Attending University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) in Fall 2016


    Lizette Capili - Proviso West High 

    Attending Columbia College (Chicago, Illinois) in Fall 2016


    Dartisha Mosley - East Aurora High School

    Attending Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) in Fall 2016