Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Organization & Scholarship Description:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service sorority founded in 1913. In keeping with the foundation set forth by the Sorority’s 22 Founders, the Scholarship Committee of Chicago Alumnae Chapter develops and administers the scholarship programs of the chapter in support of high school students who wish to attain higher education and with college students previously awarded. The students who are eligible to apply come from various Chicago area high schools. Those awarded also receive a mentor from the chapter who assists awardees in a myriad of areas: studying; college life; academics; and interviewing skills.

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:

  • 2024 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 2023-2024 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 via FAFSA

DST 2023-24 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.

Network 14:
AMUNDSEN HS,
CHICAGO ACADEMY HS,
DEVRY HS,
FOREMAN HS,
KELVYN PARK HS,
LAKE VIEW HS,
LANE TECH HS,
LINCOLN PARK HS,
MARINE LEADERSHIP AT AMES HS,
MATHER HS,
NORTHSIDE PREP HS,
ROOSEVELT HS,
SCHURZ HS,
SENN HS,
STEINMETZ HS,
SULLIVAN HS,
TAFT HS,
UPLIFT HS,
VON STEUBEN HS,
Network 15:
ALCOTT HS,
AUSTIN CCA HS,
COLLINS HS,
DOUGLASS HS,
MANLEY HS,
MARSHALL HS,
NORTH-GRAND HS,
ORR HS,
PAYTON HS,
PROSSER HS,
RABY HS,
WESTINGHOUSE HS,
Charter:
ASPIRABUSINESS & FINANCE HS,
ASPIRAEARLY COLLEGE HS,
CICSNORTHTOWN HS,
INTRINSIC HS,
NLCPCHRISTIANA HS,
NLCPCOLLINS HS,
NOBLEACADEMY HS,
NOBLEDRW HS,
NOBLEITW SPEER HS,
NOBLEPRITZKER HS,
NOBLEROWE CLARK HS,
ISP:
CLARK HS,
PHOENIX MILITARY HS,
RICKOVER MILITARY 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-$5,000
Deadline
03/01/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. What high school will you be graduating from?
  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 250 words.)
  6. Please upload your letter of acceptance to a four year college or university
  7. What is your planned major in college?
  8. Is your planned major English or in the field of Education?
  9. Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) OR a copy of your Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (intended for qualifying undocumented and transgender students)
  10. 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.
  11. You are required to list your work history (if applicable) as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities; community service, and awards and honors received.
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