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The Beta Omicron King/Pugh Scholarship is awarded to a full time undergraduate student who is a member in good standing withh the Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The award is made based on financial need, demonstration of leadership, campus/community involvement and academic achievement. The candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.
In the late 1990’s two members of Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Omicron Chapter were tragically killed in two separate isolated incidents. Hershel J. King was murdered April 29, 1998 by random gunshots at a college birthday party in Nashville, TN. Kirby Pugh was killed in an automobile accident. Both members of Alpha Phi Alpha meant a great deal to their families, friends, classmates, professors, the university community, Beta Omicron Chapter, and Alpha Phi Alpha as a whole. After much thought and discussion, the alumni brothers felt a need to do more to honor these brothers indefinitely in a broader sense and reflect upon their contributions to the fraternity and their commitment and contributions to Alpha Phi Alpha and the Tennessee State University Community at-large. This scholarship fund seeks to memorialize the legacy of Hershel King and Kirby Pugh in a sustained and meaningful manner.