AKOMA’s Annual Nona Patterson Chambers Merit Scholarship is Open for Applicants

pictured above are women of the 2020 AKOMA Scholarship Committee l/r Sisters Emma “Cheri” Miller, RuthAnderson,Esther Pinkston, Donna M. Jones, Gloria McCullough, Wynndy Turner and Rose Stokes photo by Denise Batiste 

AKOMA African American Women’s Gospel Choir is pleased to begin the process for its annual Nona Patterson Chambers merit scholarship. 

Part of AKOMA’s mission is to provide scholarship assistance to deserving college bound African American women who will graduate in June 2021 from an accredited high school in the Greater Rochester area; will attend college full-time in September 2021; and who are involved in community and church activities. 

Applicants may obtain a copy of the scholarship application from Akoma’s  website, www.akoma.org. 

Because of the current pandemic the organization is still  in the planning phases of how the scholars will be presented to the Greater Rochester Community.

In addition to the application, a virtual interview with our scholarship committee is required; the applicant will be notified of the interview details, if all application materials are received by April 15, 2021.

Applicants should complete all sections of the application, including  Application Form, Essay, Reference Letters and High School (official stamped) Transcript (no copies will be accepted). All the above completed documents must arrive on or before the application postmark deadline: April 15, 2021 and mailed to:

AKOMA African American Women’s Gospel Choir

Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 19627

Rochester, NY 14619

If submitting electronically, email completed documents to akomascholarship@gmail.com by deadline. To find more info go to www.akoma.org

The Nona patterson Chambers Scholarship was named in honor of our AKOMA mother,Nona Patterson Chambers. Mother Nona is the eldest animist beloved member. She has served as an example of what it really means to be a dedicated and humbleChristian mother. Mother Nona is a faithful member whose quiet manner and beautiful smile make it very fitting that this scholarship be named in her honor.