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Guide Right Foundation of St. Louis, Inc.

St. Louis (MO) Alumni Chapter




The Dr. Ivory Johnson, Jr. Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in the St. Louis City Public School System. 


Dr. Johnson graduated Sumner High School and has always been a staunch supporter of the educational needs and mentor of youth across the St. Louis area.   He received an Associate Arts Degree, Engineering - Harris Teachers College; Bachelor of Arts, Elementary and Junior High Education - Harris Teachers College; Master of Arts, Education and Elementary Administration - St. Louis University; and Doctor of Philosophy, Urban Education - Saint Louis University.  

The list of achievements during Dr. Johnson’s professional journey includes serving as Director of Federal & Special Instructional Programs in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in addition to instructor, faculty advisory and administrator in the St. Louis City and Ferguson-Florissant School Districts. 

Dr. Johnson was initiated in 1959 at the St Louis University-Harris Teachers College Chapter, the Beta Nu of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  He has served the fraternity at each level including Chapter Polemarch, Province Polemarch and Grand Board of Directors.  In recognition of his humanity, achievements and community service, Dr. Ivory Johnson, Jr. is recognized as the 67th recipient of the Elder Watson Diggs Award of

Kappa Alpha Psi®, the second highest award available to a member of the Fraternity.  The Guide Right Foundation of St. Louis, Inc., and the St. Louis (MO) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is honored to announce the Dr. Ivory Johnson, Jr. Scholarship.

Dr. Ivory Johnson, Jr. Scholarship - Description

Award Amount: $5,000


Eligibility Requirements:       

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

  • Applicant must identify as Black or African American

  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Must be graduating St. Louis City Public Schools - senior

  • Must attend Harris-Stowe University – Fall 2024 – 2025 school year

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Education

Application click here

Applicant Requirements

  • Complete online application (must be submitted by 11:59 pm CT by May _, 2024)

  • Submit 1000-word essay (Why you want to be an educator in the 21st Century!)

  • Submit Transcript (unofficial accepted)

  • 100 hours of community service – verified by counselor

  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation (i.e. counselor, teacher & community service organization)

  • Harris-Stowe University letter of acceptance 

  • Video – 60 second personal introduction  *this is the section where you a video can be uploaded

  • Submit recent professional photograph suitable for publication (high resolution – does not have to be professional taken) *Upload essay, transcript, letters, photograph, etc. - Here

For assistance or questions regarding the application, students can contact Warren Gillespie

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