Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Chicago Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Description:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service sorority founded in 1913. Each year, the Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awards academic scholarships to select high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or university. To qualify, the applicant cannot be the child of a Chicago Alumnae Chapter member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Other qualifications as outlined apply. The scholarship packet is annually distributed to CPS high school counselors and coaches. There is no citizenship requirement.

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
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Please Note: The deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday, March 16, 2020 to accommodate recent glitches in student’s reference requests. Ensure you follow up with the counselors/teacher who you requested in your General Application and/or Supplemental Questions to submit a recommendation and/or transcript on your behalf.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2020 graduating high school senior
  • African-American or African descent
  • Resident of Chicago
  • Meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements (schools and exceptions listed below):
    (1) Attend one of the DST 2019-2020 target-CPS high schools; OR
    (2) Be an active participant of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Chicago Alumnae Chapters Youth Initiative Programs
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
  • Have a minimum ACT score of 17 (or higher) or SAT score of 910 (or higher)
  • Demonstrate financial need

DST 2019-20 Target CPS High School List:
YOU MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SCHOOLS LISTED BELOW OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR ONE OF THE EXCEPTION PROGRAMS TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP*
Exception: Students who are members of the Delta Sigma Theta Chicago Alumnae Chapter’s Delta GEM or EMBODI Programs CAN ALL APPLY for this scholarship REGARDLESS of which CPS high school or charter school they attend.

Acero Charter (Garcia)*
Air Force Academy
Bridgescape – Humboldt Park
Bronzeville Scholastic Inst.
Chicago High School For Arts
Chicago Math & Science
Chicago Military Academy
Chicago Tech Academy
Chicago Virtual Charter
Clemente
Community Links (Spry)*
Crane Medical Prep
Curie
Dunbar
Farragut
Gage Park
Infinity Math and Science
Instituto HSCA Charter*
Instituto Lozano*
Jefferson HS
Jones College Prep
Juarez
Kelly
Legal Prep Charter
Little Black Pearl
Multicultural Acad of Scholar
Noble Street- Muchin
Noble Street- UIC
Noble Street-Bulls
Noble Street-Golder
Noble Street-Mansueto*
Noble Street-Noble
Noble Street-Rauner
Ogden International
Ombudsman – West Campus
Pathways – Brighton Park
Peace and Education Alt
Perspectives-IIT Math & Sci
Perspectives-Joslin
Phillips
Richards Career Academy
Simpson Academy
Social Justice – Greater Lawndale
Solorio Academy
Tilden
Urban Prep-West
Wells High School
Whitney M. Young
Williams Prep
World Language
YCCS – Ada S McKinley
YCCS – Addams
YCCS – Innovations
YCCS – Latino Youth
YCCS – West
YCCS – Youth Connections
York HS

Renewable: Varies
Open to DREAMers: Yes

If there are questions regarding this scholarship, contact the Scholarship Provider via email at: scholarship.dstchicagoalum@gmail.com
If there are questions regarding the application and/or submission process, contact CPS Scholarship Manager via email at: CollegeScholarships@cps.edu

Award
$500 - $12,000
Deadline
03/16/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select which school you will be graduating from OR if you are a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Chicago Alumnae Chapter’s Delta GEM or EMBODI Programs:
  2. Two letters of recommendations – (Required: teacher/counselor recommendation Permitted: affiliated school, organization, program, or church non-related adult)
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Official Transcript Required
  4. Please write an essay answering these points: 1. Your personal aspirations, along with your current and future educational and career goals following college graduation. 2. The person(s) that influenced you the most at any part of your life and how their influence impacted you. 3. A time when you faced a significant challenge or had to step outside of your comfort zone related to your family, school and pursuit to higher education, or community life and how you persevered to overcome it. 4. Why should you receive the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scholarship from Chicago Alumnae Chapter? (Maximum 1000 words.)
  5. Please upload your letter of acceptance to a four year college or university
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