The Peanut Luncheon


The George Washington Carver Peanut Luncheon for Scholarship

In 1979, the Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter presented its first annual George Washington Carver Peanut Luncheon for Scholarship. Held annually, on the third Saturday in February, the Chapter's signature event highlights the research and inventions of scientist Dr. George Washington Carver and draws more than 300 attendees.


The proceeds from this event benefit the Sorors Addie M. Corbett and Pearl Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually and presented at the Alpha Eta Sigma Public Meeting in June each year. 

The Addie M. Corbett and Pearl J. Howell Memorial Scholarship 

Attending college and in need of funds to help defray the cost of higher education? The Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022. To apply, select Addie M. Corbett and Pearl J. Howell Memorial Scholarship.

2021 Carver Rose Honorees
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Rickey Duncan

Executive Director,

New Options More Opportunities

Rickey Duncan is Executive Director of both New Options More Opportunities (NOMO), PA Father and Children (FACT) and the founder of Men of Redemption Making a Change (MORMAC). He also serves as a board member for the YMCA, Newark Knights and 7st Action Committee. Since 2013 Rickey spearheaded the NOMO program, an early intervention and prevention Non-Profit program designed to cultivate Philadelphia youth to become successful adults.


Tanya T. Morris


MOM Your Business

Tanya T. Morris aka The Mentor Mogul has been helping professional women and organizations increase productivity and achieve goals through coaching and mentoring for the bulk of her professional career. It was this passion to help professional women, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that led Tanya T. to start MOM Your Business in 2017.

An accomplished author of three books, Divine Inspirations, Drop Your Baggage and The Power of One: How to Impact Lives by First Changing Your Own. Tanya is a graduate of Temple University and has an MBA in Executive Leadership from Strayer University.

2021 Budding Rose Honoree
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Leonard Chester

Dobbins High School Teacher and Community Manager Tree House Books

Leonard graduated from Temple University, where he majored in Account Management and Communication Advertisement. While at Temple, Leonard held a leadership position with the Student Government Association by serving as the Director of Local and Community Affairs. In this position, he created a mentoring program, hosted several community forum events, and created initiatives to inspire the North Philadelphia community. Currently Leonard is teaching at Dobbins High School, teaching  Marketing. He is also a community manager for a non-profit called Tree House Book. Leonard is commencement speaker, Tedtalk and features of the Steve Harvey show. Most importantly an advocate for mental health in black and brown communities.