WDCAC Scholarship Program

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 (WDCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. WDCAC’s 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 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.

Recipients of Washington DC Alumnae Chapter scholarships are notified in April, and scholarship awards are presented to the awardees at the chapter’s Community Forum and Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in May. In addition to presenting monetary scholarships, WDCAC also has awarded trunk scholarships consisting of items such as towels, sheets, laundry products, school supplies, and toiletry items that students will need when they begin college.

Since the inception of its Scholarship Program, WDCAC has awarded over $483,000 in scholarships. This includes nearly $52,000 in scholarships awarded during the chapter’s Centennial Year and presented at its Community Forum and Scholarship Awards Ceremony in May 2021.

Applications will be available on November 1, 2021.

For questions regarding the WDCAC Scholarship Program and scholarships available for DC residents, please email scholarship@wdcacdst.org.