Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Academic Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Academic Scholarship will be awarding an academic scholarship to select high school CPS seniors who will attend a four-year college or university. To qualify, the applicant must meet the outlined eligibility criteria and attend one of the Chicago Public Schools listed below. Please note: Family (i.e. siblings, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces or nephews) of members in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are ineligible for this opportunity.

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:

  • Must attend one of the high schools on the DST target list provided below
  • High school graduating senior class of 2021
  • Have a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.75 on 5.0 scale.
  • SAT Test Score of 900+ (Acceptable on high school transcript.)
    ACT and SAT scores are not required for applicants whose colleges/universities did not require them due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • (1) On letterhead from an organization documenting the applicant’s active involvement in community service.
  • (2) On letterhead from the applicant’s high school written by a teacher or counselor.
  • Copy of official ACT or SAT scores (acceptable on high school transcript)
  • Copy of acceptance letter to an accredited college or university.
  • Head shot photo

IMPORTANT NOTES
Recipients of this scholarship must…

  • be available to attend the virtual scholarship celebration on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 am CST
  • must provide the correct address to the college/university aid office, the scholarship check will be mailed directly to the college/university
  • must provide proof of enrollment at the appropriate time which may include but not limited to:
  • Signed Housing Contract
  • School Schedule
  • School ID
  • Official Admission Letter

DST 2020-21 Target CPS High School List:
YOU MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SCHOOLS LISTED BELOW TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP
Air Force Academy
Back of the Yards HS 
Benito Juarez 
Bogan High School 
Butler College Prep
Sarah E. Goode STEM 
Chicago High School for Agricultural Science 
Chicago High School for the Arts 
Chicago Vocational High School 
CICS Ralph Ellison 
Crane Medical Prep High School
Disney Magnet High School 
Dunbar Vocational High School 
Dyett High School 
Englewood STEM 
EPIC Academy 
Farragut Career Academy 
Fenger Academy
Gwendolyn Brooks 
Hyde Park Academy 
John F. Kennedy 
Kenwood Academy 
Lindblom Math and Science Academy 
Marshall Metro 
Morgan Park High School 
Ogden International 
Percy L. Julian 
Simeon Career Academy 
Solario Academy 
South Shore International 
UIC College Prep 
Wells Community Academy 
Wendell Phillips  
Whitney Young 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021
Scholarship Recipients will be notified by April 19, 2021.
Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No

Award
$1,000
Deadline
04/14/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Is your parent or guardian a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated?
  2. Please select which school you will be graduating from.
  3. Official Transcript Required for this application
  4. Recommendation 1: Provide the name and email of one person who can document your active community service involvement from and organization on their official letterhead.
  5. Recommendation 2: Provide the name and email of a teacher or school counselor who can provide a letter of recommendation on school letterhead.
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