Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Offers Scholarships to Outstanding High School Seniors

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ffers Scholarships to Outstanding High School SeniorsDelta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University who wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. A century later, the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors that exhibit these same characteristics.

Each year, scholarship recipients are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but also for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Selection of recipients is to be made without discrimination as to race, sex, creed or national origin.

Recipients of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship must meet the following criteria:

Graduating seniors in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Paramount who will be attending a four year college/university or a community college (official proof of registration is required to receive scholarship).

Students currently enrolled in a community college who will be transferring to a four year institution in the fall preceding the scholarship year.

One graduating senior currently enrolled in a high school in our service area who will be attending a two year college is eligible for a book stipend.

The deadline for scholarship applications must be postmarked by Thursday, February 7, 2013. For information about the scholarship application process and the scholarship application, please visit

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 900 chapters worldwide and has initiated over 250,000 members. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs. Long Beach Alumnae Chapter was chartered on February 23, 1986 to serve the greater Long Beach area. The chapter’s focus is to address the important needs of the community that are aligned with the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.

To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Long Beach Alumnae Chapter visit


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