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Iota Phi Lambda National Scholarships and Awards

The FREDDA WITHERSPOON NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a female graduating high school senior wishing to pursue a college degree in business related fields.


The EVELYN D. WILKEY IOTA ESSAY CONTEST  is an annual essay writing contest for youth.


NATIONAL FIL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a deserving Future Iota Leader (FIL) pursuing a degree in the field of business.


The ALICE P. ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a teenage mother desiring to further her education beyond high school.


The DORETHEA N. HORNBUCKLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a youth pursuing a degree in the field of business, science or engineering.


These scholarships are available through local chapters only. 


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Our Service Initiatives

In keeping with our founder’s vision, chapters and members of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority implement and execute programs and projects throughout the year to further the aims and ideals of the organization. These initiatives include:

National Projects

Lola M. Parker Award — (Outstanding Woman of the Year)

Tutorial — Members assist the educational system by providing remedial help for those with academic             weaknesses, and work to eradicate illiteracy.


Mahala S. Evans Award — (Outstanding Soror of the Year)

Career Exploration — Programs are designed to help broaden youths’ awareness of career                               opportunities and to assist in preparing them for the world of work.

Toys “U” Can’t Return — A teen pregnancy prevention project designed to help educate communities           about teen pregnancy and develop effective action agendas for preventing children from having                         children.

Iota Mothers Assistance Program (IMAP) — Program designed to provide outreach services to meet the

needs of teen and disadvantaged mothers.

Youth: Future Iota Leaders (FIL) — are preteen and teenage girls and boys who are mentored by                   members of the Iota family. Programs provide socialization and development opportunities for youth                 leadership training and encourage them to realize their potentials to the fullest.

Scholarships — are awarded annually on the chapter, regional, and national levels.


National Programs

American Education Week — Members work in support of the National Education Association via its             national theme to celebrate and embrace America’s public schools.

Black History Month — Programs are designed to encourage youth and adults to understand the issues         faced by African Americans, to share ideas and reactions, and to recognize African Americans who have             had a significant impact on our nation and the world.

Business Month — Iota’s capstone programs occur throughout the month of April. Activities focus on               efforts to stimulate interest in business education and to recognize to those who have made outstanding           achievements in the field of business.

Founder’s Day — Celebrated annually on the first day of June throughout Iotaland.

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