SYRACUSE YOUTH MOVEMENT - SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN (SYMSC)
In March 1993, the Syracuse Alumni chapter dedicated a scholarship in memory of Three Syracuse Alumni Chapter Charter Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. M. Gilbert Kirkland. Brother Kirkland was affectionately known as the “Godfather” of the Chapter. He attended Virginia Union University and served in the United States Army. During World War II, he served in Italy, France, and Germany. After the war, he returned to further his education at Virginia Union University. He became a very active member of the fraternity.
In 2002, the scholarship fund received a generous bequest from the family of Brother Merle R. Greene who was also a founding member of the chapter. Brother Greene was a retired United States Army Captain. After his military service, he joined Crucible Steel as a marketing manager. He is remembered for his wit, wisdom, and dedication to the Syracuse Alumni Chapter.
Since 1993, the Syracuse (NY) Alumni Chapter has raised over $30,000 in scholarships and has been blessed to present $1,000 awards annually to deserving African American high school males from the Syracuse community. As Kappa Men, we are proud of our past scholarship winners and the part we orchestrated in helping these scholarship winners achieve their goals.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
1. Filimon Tekle- State University of New York Institute of Technology
2. Quamell Mobley - University of Buffalo
Uriel Clayton - Syracuse University
Michael Jennings - Syracuse University
Darius Marson - New York University
Lloyd Clayton - Medialle College
Rayshon Mason - Syracuse University
Joshua Campbell - LeMonye College
Evan Davis - SUNY Purchase
Tyrone Goodman - SUNY Alfred State
Johmarr Olgetree - SUNY Canton
Phyllip Martin - Sienna College
Robert Short - Hampton University
Terrell Burgess - Erie Community College
*SUNY - State University of New York