Charlotte Alumnae

Chapter 

of

Delta Sigma Theta

Sorority, Inc.


Scholarship





 
 

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annually grants scholarships to African-American high school seniors who will enroll in an institution of higher education. All students must be currently enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school.  With the exception of book awards, all four scholarships are worth a minimum of $1,000 each.


Book awards may be offered to applicants who are not one of our top four scholarship award recipients.  They are awarded to runners up.  These awards will be in amounts less than $1,000.


All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017 using the online application provided in the link below.  Likewise, all letters of recommendation must be submitted online using the online link provided below.  The link can also be found in the application.  We will not accept any hard copy applications or letters of recommendation.


Upon submission of your online scholarship application and after reviewing the applications, the Scholarship Committee will select several applicants to be interviewed.  All applicants will not be selected for an interview.  The applicant interviews will be conducted in April 2017.  And the scholarship winners will be expected to attend our annual May Week program in May 2017.


If you are selected for an interview, you must bring your most recent official high school transcript in a sealed envelope to the interview.  In anticipation of being interviewed, please request your official transcript before you submit your application.  Further, if you are granted an interview and your official transcript does not reflect the cumulative GPA that you have submitted in your application or if your official transcript reflects a cumulative GPA that disqualifies you for the scholarship you are seeking, you will NOT be interviewed.

 

Our 2017 scholarship categories and criteria are listed below:


Bertha M. Roddey "Centennial" Scholarship (renewable, four-year award) - $20,000 total


Award will be disbursed over four consecutive years at $5,000/year


  • •Must be a graduating African-American female senior
  • •Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school
  • •Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for each consecutive year of high school
  • •Must demonstrate financial need (please refer to the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines) by completing Section V of the application
  • •Must be prepared to provide verification of your household income by bringing tax documents to the interview, if selected for an interview
  • •Must demonstrate significant leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities as demonstrated in the application and recommendation letters
  • •Must demonstrate public service above and beyond any high school requirements.  One of the letters of recommendation must be from a verifiable public service organization.
  • •Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year
  • •Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA while in college for the scholarship to renew annually
  • Initial award disbursement based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2017 


Scoggins/Shadd "Breaking Barriers" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2017


  • •Must be a graduating African-American female senior
  • •Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school
  • •Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • •Must demonstrate financial need (please refer to the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines) by completing Section V of the application 
  • •Must be prepared to provide verification of your household income by bringing tax documents to the interview, if selected for an interview
  • •Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S during the upcoming academic year


Frances Selena Johnson "Making Strides" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2017


  • •Must be a graduating African-American male or female senior
  • •Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school
  • •Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have shown significant improvement in your academics over a two-year period (transcript must reflect two years of high school grades)
  • •Must plan to attend a two-year or four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year
  • •Award disbursement based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2017

Daisy Spears Stroud "Academic Achievement" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2017


  • •Must be a graduating African-American female senior
  • •Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County public or private school
  • •Must have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • •Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year


In addition to the above, all applicants:


  • •Must submit two letters of recommendation 
  • •If you are applying for the Bertha M. Roddey “Centennial “ Scholarship, you must also provide a letter of recommendation from a verifiable public service organization
  • •Must write an essay (300 min. - 750 max. words)
  • •Must be prepared to provide verification of your GPA by bringing to the scholarship interview your most recent official high school transcript which reflects your cumulative GPA, if selected for an interview - the official transcript must be received in a sealed envelope from your high school

 

YOU MAY APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.


Please complete the Scholarship Application found at the link below.  It must be submitted on or before March 31, 2017.


You must also provide two letters of recommendation.  They must be submitted on or before March 31, 2017.  Your recommender must use the online form by visiting the following link:


If there are any questions regarding the above information or the scholarship application process, please contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@charlottedst.org