Enhancing the lives of residents of the District of Columbia, acknowledging educational achievement, and encouraging continued academic pursuits are primary objectives of the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter’s (WDCAC) annual scholarship program recognizes graduating high school students who are residents of Washington, D.C. and prior WDCAC scholarship recipients who display academic excellence, community service, leadership skills, and who choose to attend an institution of higher learning.
The Scholarship Committee administers the scholarship program for the WDCAC, which includes making available (www.wdcac.org) applications to public, private, charter, and parochial high school seniors in Washington D.C.; as well as, recommending students for the chapter’s scholarships. The Scholarship Committee also is responsible for planning the Back-Pack Brigade (a collection of back-packs & other school supplies) and Educational Symposium (a discussion on all aspects of preparing for college & the application process).
Winners of Washington DC Alumnae Chapter scholarships are notified in April by the Scholarship Committee, and scholarship awards are presented to the recipients at the Chapter’s Community Forum and Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in May.
During last year’s ceremony we awarded over $30,000 in new and continuing scholarships. We also awarded six trunk scholarships which consisted of items such as towels, sheets, iron, alarm clock, and toiletry items that students will need when they begin college.
The WDCAC offers the following scholarships to DC residents:
Δ WDCAC 2015 Scholarship Application ~ Students who attend a Washington, D.C. public, private, charter, or parochial high school and are seniors graduating in 2015
Δ WDCAC 2015 Continuing Student Scholarship Application ~ Students who were previous WDCAC Scholarship Committee recipients currently enrolled at an accredited community college or a four-year university/college as a full-time undergraduate student.
All application packages must be received by March 14, 2015
For questions regarding the WDCAC Scholarship Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org