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 of the scholarships are worth a minimum of $1,000 each.


Book awards may be offered to applicants who are not one of our top 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 18, 2018 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 2018.  And the scholarship winners will be expected to attend our annual May Week program in May 2018.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated debutantes are NOT eligible to apply for any of these scholarships and will not receive any of these scholarship awards.


Our 2018 scholarship categories and criteria are listed below:


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


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2018


  • 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

 

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


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2018


  • 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 2018


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


Award disbursement of $1,000 minimum, based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2018


  • 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.


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