Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving high school students in Newton and Rockdale County. Our scholarships recognize outstanding high schools seniors that have a financial need and have already been accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university. The awards are given to students that have high scholastic achievement, proven leadership, and have actively participated in community service.

Since 2005, Chi Tau Omega has proudly awarded nearly $130,000 to students in an effort to promote, encourage, and prepare our next generation of leaders with higher education.

The 2018 Scholarship application is open to all high school senior students (male and female) attending any public high school in either Newton or Rockdale County.

For 2018, we will offer the following academic scholarships to apply towards the recipients’ tuition and/or books:

  • Melanie Raiford Griggs* Scholarship – 1st President of Chi Tau Omega; Educator; Community Advocate; Newton County resident. This scholarship will be awarded to an eligible female senior attending a public high school in Newton County.
  • Chi Tau Omega Scholarship – One  eligible senior (male and/or female) from each school in Rockdale and Newton counties who has applied and been accepted to an accredited, 4-year college or university will receive this scholarship.
  • HBCU Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to an eligible senior (male and/or female) who has applied and been accepted to a historically black college or university.

To apply for 2018 scholarships, download the application here.



Thanks to the hard working members of Chi Tau Omega (CTO) and Community Cares Foundation (CCF) for our generous scholarship contributions awarded this past June to 12 high school college-bound graduates and graduating seniors of CTO members in the amount of $22,000.  We did it again!  We reached our 2017 goal to award $20,000 to high school graduating seniors. We further awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a college student of Emory/Oxford University during January MLK Day Celebration held at the Newton County High School. In addition, we awarded book scholarships to the graduating seniors of our CTO members in the amount of $1,050.



* Deceased



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Educational Advancement Foundation

At the heart of EAF’s commitment is the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. There are three ways in which the Foundation carries out its mission: Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Community Assistance Awards.

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