D.R.E.A.M Scholarship - St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Discovering Real Educational Advantages Motivates (D.R.E.A.M.) Scholarship is a need-based scholarship of up to $1,000 awarded to help current college students find real opportunities to connect the benefits that education provides for them to do well in their academic pursuits of excellence. This scholarship provides hope to those African-American male or female students in need.

Many students face hardships which are often financial in nature. The St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. wants to provide support to individuals in need of financial assistance in their academic careers. Our hope is that students will not give up on their scholastic endeavors due to personal trials, but instead embark on a new journey of personal triumph. We understand that difficult times arise, but we hope this scholarship seed will propel you to greater scholastic achievement and growth. Never give up, just DREAM! Scholarships are awarded for tuition, books, or living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current college student (attending a 4-year college/university, 2-year community college, trade school, or apprenticeship program)
  • African-American
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours)
  • Financial need
  • Current official transcript (through Fall/Winter 2023)
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a professor
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a service agency or professional reference (i.e. employer) (verification letter must be on agency/organization letterhead with a supervisor’s signature)
  • Minimum 500-word autobiography detailing your personal commitment to volunteerism. Please give examples from your own volunteer experience.
  • 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.

Letter of Recommendation/Service Verification Guidance

Letter of Recommendation: Needs to speak to: the length of time the recommender has known you; your personal characteristics and leadership skills/abilities; your achievements; and the public service activities in which you are/have been involved.
Service Verification: This should be an actual letter and not just a service log. Please ask the person supplying your verification letter to speak to the length of time you’ve been involved with the organization and the details of your involvement, including but not limited to: your roles/responsibilities, leadership skills, and impact.

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 scholarship@dstslmac.com.

Donor
St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Award
$1,000
Deadline
04/05/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a child of a current member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae chapter?
  2. Please upload your most recent OFFICIAL transcript.
  3. Upload your 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary.
  4. Please write a 500-word autobiography detailing your personal commitment to volunteerism. Please give examples from your own volunteer experience.
  5. RECOMMENDATION - TEACHER/PROFESSOR - Enter the name and e-mail address of a 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.
  6. This scholarship requires 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor AND either a service verification letter or a professional letter of recommendation. Please indicate what you will provide.
  7. 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.
  8. Upload a letter verifying your participation in at least 40 hours of community service. Letter should be on official letterhead and signed by supervisor.
  9. How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?
  10. 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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