Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of
                   Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Scholarship


2021 CAC Scholarship Information & Applications

Δ  Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship
(scroll down on this page to view the scholarship details for Graduating HS Seniors)




 

Graduating High School Seniors

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annually grants scholarships to African-American high school seniors who will enroll in an accredited institution of higher education.  All students must be currently enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school.  All of the scholarships are a minimum of $2,500 each.


Educational Support Award may be offered to applicants who are not one of our top scholarship award recipients.  The awards will ba a minimum of $1,000 each.


All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2021 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 scholarship application.  We will not accept any hard copy applications or hard copy letters of recommendation.


Upon receiving and reviewing the scholarship applications, the Scholarship Committee will select applicants to participate in the interview process.  Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, all applicants will not be selected for an interview.  Only the top applicants in each scholarship category will be selected for interviews.  The applicant interviews will be conducted in April 2021.  


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Debutantes and immediate family members of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter are NOT eligible to apply for any of these scholarships and will not receive any of the scholarship awards



Our 2021 scholarship categories and criteria are listed below:

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

  • 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 public service above and beyond any high school requirements.  One of the required letters of recommendation must be from a verifiable public service organization
  • Must plan to attend an accredited four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in college in order for the scholarship to renew annually
  • After the initial award disbursement, it is renewable for 3 years
  • Initial award disbursement will be based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2021
  • Award will be disbursed over four consecutive years at $5,000/year


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

Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021

  • 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 and uploading verification of income
  • Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year


    Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021
    • Must be a graduating African-American 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 will be based on verfied college enrollment for Fall 2021

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

    Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021
    • 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 
    • Must write an essay (300 min. - 500 max. words)
    • Must scan a certified copy of his/her high school transcript and be prepared to upload the transcript to the scholarship application website.  The certified transcript must reflect your cumulative GPA and include your grades from the first semester of your senior year

     
    YOU MAY APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
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    If there are any questions regarding the above information or the scholarship application process, please contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@charlottedst.org

    APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 P.M. ON April 3, 2021
    ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED