Education Foundation & Scholarships

The Seattle Alphas Education Foundation (SAEF) is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington. SAEF was established January 7th, 2020 by men interested in consolidating their efforts in youth development and the uplifting of humanity through charitable, educational, and social activities. This Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter. The mission of the Foundation is to aid “downtrodden humanity” in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status by funding educational programs, social activities, seminars, and support groups who provide services to children, adults and their families.

Herbert L. Starke Scholarship
The Herbert L. Starke Scholarship was established in 2005 and is given in honor of Brother Herb Starke for his unwavering dedication to the Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brother Starke was initiated at West Virginia State College in 1952. He served as the State Director for both Florida and Washington State in addition to many numerous chapter and regional positions. Brother Starke spent over 40 years as a public school educator in Ft Myers and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Kent and Tacoma school systems. The Herbert L. Starke Scholarship will honor an outstanding graduating high school senior from the Seattle-King County metropolitan with a scholarship valued at $1,000. The student will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and will have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, superb academic achievement and a strong commitment to community service. The student should be attending college in the fall.

C. P. Johnson Scholarship
The C. P. Johnson Scholarship Fund was established by the brothers of the Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1988. The scholarship fund was established to provide financial assistance to youth in the pursuit of knowledge in honor of our fraternity brother Clifford Paul Johnson who served the fraternity for over 58 years. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and served the fraternity for 58 years until his death on January 6, 1988. It was C.P.’s desire that the brothers of Zeta Pi Lambda Chapter aid students financially in their pursuit of higher knowledge and education. He was most interested in assisting the “B” and “C” students who may not necessarily be eligible for traditional scholarship awards.

Karl Holifield Scholarship
The Karl Holifield Scholarship was established in 2008 and is given in honor of Brother Karl Holifield. He was an original member of the Alpha Xi chapter founded at the University of Washington. The scholarship will honor a promising college student with a $1,500 scholarship. The award will be based upon the student’s educational achievement, community service, and active involvement in Alpha Phi Alpha’s national and local community service programs.

Club A.L.P.H.A.

The Club A.L.P.H.A. Mentoring Program targets young men of color in middle to high school between the ages of 12 through 18 in the Seattle Metropolitan Area.

The primary goals are to:
1. Provide positive African-American role models and re-define the student’s perception of the black male image.
2. Build an environment that promotes socially positive behavior in the community.
3. Introduce a self-motivating and goal setting perspective to the students.
4. Develop an entertaining means of engaging the students in brotherhood.

The Club A.L.P.H.A. mentoring workshops include voter education, sex education towards males in relationships, importance of completing secondary education, police interactions/citizen rights, and financial literacy.

For questions or more information, please feel free email us at

Club A.L.P.H.A. Interest Sign-Ups

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Want to Donate to Our Chapter or our Chapter Efforts? Check Out The Options Below!

  • Cashapp: $ZPLAPA1906
  • Paypal: @ZPLSeattleAlphas
  • Mailing Address (For Physical Checks or Money Orders):
    James Peterkin II
    ZPL Chapter Treasurer
    Seattle, WA 98111
    P.O. Box 21125
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