• 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 2020 Arthalia E. Jackson Award Recipients!


    Samantha Wigfall - Waubonsie Valley

    Attending Ohio State University in Fall 2020


    Kyra Swims – Batavia High School

    Attending North Carolina, A&T in Fall 2020  


    Samaria Sanders - Proviso West High School

    Attending Northern Illinois University in Fall 2020


    Erin Bell – Willowbrook High School 

    Attending University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Fall 2020


    Norman Hernandez II – Oswego High School

    Attending University of Illinois Springfield in Fall 2020


    Lela Reid – Aurora Central Catholic

    Attending San Diego State University in Fall 2020