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.wdcacdst.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 and other school supplies).
Winners of Washington DC Alumnae Chapter scholarships are notified in April, 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 $38,000 in new and continuing scholarships. We also awarded six trunk scholarships which consisted of items such as towels, sheets, laundry products, school supplies, and toiletry items that students will need when they begin college.
WDCAC offers scholarships to DC residents which are posted in the Fall. Below are links to Scholarship applications and Frequently Asked Questions.
All application packages must be received by March 1, 2019
For questions regarding the WDCAC Scholarship Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org