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: 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:

  • 2021 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 2020-2021 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
  • Demonstrate financial need

Additional Scholarship Opportunity:
This organization offers an additional scholarship, The Rose Jackson scholarship. This is specific to students who intend to study English or Education. Students must input their intended college major and if they are eligible for this additional scholarship your application will be reviewed.

DST 2020-21 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.

Alcott
Amundsen
ASPIRA –Business & Finance
ASPIRA –Early College
Austin Community Academy
Bridgescape North Lawndale
Chicago Academy
CICS-Chicago Quest
CICS-Northtown
Clark Academic Prep
Collins Academy
DeVry Academy
Douglass
Foreman
Intrinsic Charter
Kelvyn Park
Lake View
Lane Tech
Lincoln Park
Manley
Marine Leadership at Ames
Marshall
Mather
NLCP-Christiana
NLCP-Collins
Noble Street – Academy
Noble Street-DRW Training
Noble Street ITW Speer
Noble Street-Pritzker
Noble Street- Rowe-Clark
North-Grand
North Side College Prep
Pathways – Avondale
Payton College Prep
Phoenix Military Academy
Ombudsman – Northwest
Orr
Prosser
Raby
Rickover Naval Academy
Roosevelt
Schurz
Senn
Steinmetz
Sullivan
Taft
Uplift
Von Stuben
Westinghouse
YCCSASPIRA Pantoja
YCCS – Association House
YCCS – Austin Career Ed Cntr
YCCS – Campos
YCCS-Community Christian Ac
YCCS-Scholastic Achievement
YCCS – Truman Middle College
YCCS – West Town
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
03/01/2021
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. First letter of recommendation – Required: teacher/counselor recommendation
  3. Second letter of recommendation – Required:Affiliated school, organization, program, or church non-related adult OR employer
  4. Official Transcript Required
  5. 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.)
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