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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Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. academic
scholarship. Nine scholarships of $2,500 will be granted for the general Academic Scholarship. In addition, one
scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded.

To be eligible for the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. Academic Scholarship, you must be a high school graduating senior and
meet the following criteria:
● Live in and attend listed high school below in the City of Chicago.
● Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75/4.0 scale or 3.75/5.0 scale.

Children and stepchildren of members in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are ineligible.’

A complete application packet consists of: (check box)
☐ Completed application form
☐ Personal statement/video response
☐ Headshot photo (senior professional photos or passport style photos can be submitted. Ensure the photo is taken
in a well lighted space with a solid wall for your background. No selfies; ask someone to take the photo).
☐ Two (2) letters of recommendation: Recommendation letters cannot be from the same individual or family members.
All letters must be signed.
☐ One on letterhead from an organization documenting the applicant’s active involvement in community service.
☐ One on letterhead from the applicant’s high school written by a teacher or counselor.
☐ Official high school transcript, emailed directly from students’ school (if submitting the application in the portal,
transcripts can be uploaded directly. If emailed, only transcripts directly from the high school will be accepted).
☐ Copy of official ACT or SAT scores (acceptable on high school transcript) *
☐ Copy of acceptance letter to an accredited college or university.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No

Award
$1,000-$2,500
Deadline
03/03/2024
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.
  6. Please upload a copy of your ACT/SAT score report
  7. Please upload a copy of your acceptance letter to an accredited college or university.
  8. Please list and explain community service activities (school or non-school related) which you are actively involved.
  9. Honors and Awards: (Please list any honors and/or awards you have received.)
  10. List colleges and/or universities you are considering along with the financial aid office information (mailing address including city, state and zip code.) .
  11. Question one (1) should be answered in the form of an essay. Include your name with a heading, 250 words, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced. 1. What qualities do you believe are necessary to be a successful college student? Share your key strength and weakness, along with your strategy for managing them to achieve academic success. (250 words)
  12. Question two (2) should be answered in a video (2 minute response). The written and video response should be included as an attachment in the same email when submitting the completed application. 2. Why do you believe you deserve to be awarded the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Scholarship?
  13. Please upload a color, head shot photo (graduation photo or school day photos are acceptable). This photo will be used in promotional material and should be appropriate for sharing.
  14. Video/Photo Release Consent Statement: I hereby give Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. permission to use my/ my child’s video and photo for CMAC purposes, but not limited to the application process and virtual banquet. Content will not be sold or transferred.
  15. I hereby certify that the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I attest that the applicant attends high school and resides in Chicago. I understand that all materials submitted become the property of Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and will not be returned.
  16. Electronic PARENT/GUARDIAN Signature: The e-signature certifies the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. We attest the applicant attends high school and resides in Chicago. We understand all materials submitted become the property of Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and will not be returned.
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