Cora Cade Lemmon Scholarship - St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Cora Cade-Lemmon Scholarship represents the Power of Delta’s 22 Founders by awarding up to $1,000 for tuition, books, or living expenses to a female undergraduate student. This scholarship encourages women to continue a pursuit of excellence throughout their scholastic endeavors.

Cora Cade-Lemmon received her undergraduate degrees in sociology and psychology from Alabama State University. She furthered her education with an advanced degree from the University of California, Berkley in the School of Library and Information Technology Management. Cora Cade-Lemmon exhibits the five-point thrust throughout her life’s work through various accomplishments in her personal and professional life. She served on the original Board of the first Blackman Free Medical and Dental Clinic. She was Chairman of the Board of New Dimension in Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Board Member of the Commission on Mental Health for San Francisco, a charter board member of the first Big Sister organization in the US and Vice President of the International Cultural Exchange of San Francisco. As Chairperson of Social Action Commission for the San Francisco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, she represented the chapter at the National Caucus of a national boycott of one of the largest paper mills in the country. She was instrumental in building coalitions with corporations, civic and community organizations. Cora Cade-Lemmon worked as a Child Welfare Social Worker with the St. Louis Department of Public Assistance, a Social Work Supervisor, Director of a Volunteer Program and a consultant with fortune 500 corporations in San Francisco. Her career experience ignited a passion for promoting corporate responsibility within the community. Her gratitude to Delta for being a significant part of her journey into womanhood instilled in her the importance of learning the history and spirit of our Sorority. She had become a part of the sisterhood of women of Character, Courage and Education; women who were leaders in the community and who were willing to develop leadership in others. Delta had nourished the seed planted in her during childhood to be a part of something greater than herself and to leave the community better than how she found it. An epiphany left her with a desire for a chapter that embodied the spirit of the 22 Founders, which ultimately became the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she became the first chapter president.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Female
  • African American
  • Current undergraduate student
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours)
  • Completed at least 40 hours of community service in the last 24 months
  • Resident of the St. Louis Metropolitan area – St. Louis city, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, or Warren, and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair.

Each applicant is eligible for one scholarship from SLMAC, during this current scholarship year. For information about applying for a scholarship, email the Scholarship Committee at

St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a child of a current member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae chapter?
  2. ESSAY: Please write a 500-word essay detailing how your current academic pursuits enable you to contribute to the betterment of your community in one of the areas of Delta Sigma Theta's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust (Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.)
  3. Please upload your most recent OFFICIAL transcript.
  4. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  5. Upload a letter verifying your participation in at least 40 hours of community service. Letter should be on official letterhead and signed by supervisor.
  6. How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?
  7. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work.
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