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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University by twenty-two collegiate women. These women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to persons in need. Each year our organization recognizes hundreds of students across the nation for their scholastic achievements.

Applicants will complete a common application. Applicants will not be permitted to apply for any one(1) scholarship, instead the application will be reviewed and scored and considered for all eligible scholarships. If the applicant would like to be considered for the Arts & Letters Award, they must submit a piece of creative work.

Upon selection, the applicant will be notified via email and by phone. Should the applicant have any questions, they can email

All scholarships must meet the minimum criteria unless otherwise noted:

– African American HS (Wake County) and Collegiate Students in the Triangle
– Minimum GPA 2.75 (All Scholarships) – Unweighted
– Accredited 4 year and 2 year college
– Transcripts: HS (Unofficial/Official required upon selection) Collegiate (Official Required upon application)

Apply for all scholarships with 1 application!

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President's Scholarship

$1,913 awarded to a current, African-American, female high school senior, entering college/university. Must attend high school in KWF service area*.

EMBODI Award (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence)

Two $500 scholarships awarded to a male high school senior that is actively involved in the KWF EMBODI program for the 20-21 school year.

Triangle HBCU Collegiate Award

$1,000 awarded to an African American female or male undergraduate college student who is pursuing a degree at an HBCU within the Triangle. The applicant demonstrates need and is committed to giving back to the community. 

Global Citizens Scholarship

$1,000 awarded to a Wake County African American female high school senior who is well rounded and passionate in the pursuit of global change. This is demonstrated through the applicants’ need, service, activities, and writings or creative submissions.

Agnes Evelyn Maske Educational Award

$1,500 awarded to a current African American Female undergraduate college student majoring in Education who has made a commitment to education, equality, and service.

GEMS Award (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully)

Two $500 scholarships awarded to a high school female senior that is actively involved in the KWF GEMS program for the 20-21 school year.

Triangle Black Collegiate Award

$1,000 awarded to an African-American (male or female) undergraduate college student who is pursuing a degree at an accredited Triangle area College or University. The applicant demonstrates need and is committed to giving back to the community.

Donice M. Harbor Social Action Award

Two $1,000 scholarships awarded to an African-American, Wake County, High School Senior. The applicant is a well rounded female or male who is fierce, bold, and valiant in their pursuit of equity, justice, activism, anti-violence, and change in the world.

STEM Scholarship

Two $1,000 a Wake County, African American High School Senior. The applicant is a well rounded female who exhibits academic excellence and is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.

Arts & Letters Award

Three $500 scholarshops awarded to a Wake County, African-American, High School Senior. The applicant is a well rounded male or female who is committed to changing the world through an artistic/creative way.

Black Wall Street Scholarship

$1,000 awarded to a Wake County, African-American female High School Senior. The applicant demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit through the creation of a business, nonprofit, or group that promotes economic empowerment.

Silver Legacy of Excellence Scholarship

Up to $2,500 awarded to a current African American Female high school senior entering college/university in Fall 2021. Must have a 4.0 GPA or higher and exhibit stellar scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and community service involvement. This is demonstrated through the application and letters of recommendation from school official and community service entity.  Must attend high school in Knightdale – Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter’s service area.

*The KWF service area consists of the communities of Knightdale, Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon, Rolesville, Jonesville and Northeast Raleigh. The President’s Scholarship and the May Week scholarships are open to any public, public charter, or private high school students. This includes East Wake High School, East Wake Academy, Heritage High School, Franklin Academy, Knightdale High School, Neuse Christian Academy, Millbrook High School, North Raleigh Christian Academy, Rolesville High School, Ravenscroft, Wakefield High School, Thales Academy, Wake Forest High School, and Trinity Academy. If your school is located in our service area, but does not appear on this list, please note that directly on your application.