Applications & Scholarships

Applications for the 2022-2023 GEMS program year is not being accepted at this time. G.E.M.S. (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is a Delta-sponsored program that assists young ladies between the ages of 14 and 18 with educational, cultural, and interpersonal growth. The application deadline is TBD. Application submissions are closed!

The 2022-2023 Application is closed!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, international public service sorority comprised of more than 200,000 predominately African-American, college-educated women. Since its founding in 1913 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established itself as an organization that seriously considers the issues impacting the Black community and boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter (SAAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was chartered in 1933, and one of the Sorority’s 22 founders, Myra Davis Hemmings, was the first president of SAAC. Our Chapter is committed to serving our local community through the Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement. Encouraging young women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of our organization and local chapter. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., supports this focus by awarding $1,500.00 scholarships to young
women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership, and community involvement.

SAAC is currently seeking applicants for its Public Scholarship. The Chapter will award $1,500.00 in scholarships to talented African American female students who are graduating high school seniors in 2023. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached scholarship information. All applicants interested in the scholarship award must write one 500-750-word essay; must meet delineated criteria; and must complete and mail (either via email or regular mail with a postmark date by the deadline) the application packet, including all supporting documentation, by March 17, 2023. Letters of recommendation and transcripts must also be received by this deadline.

Who May Apply (applicants must meet ALL criteria):

  • African American/Black female student
  • High school senior who graduates in Spring 2023
  • Currently resides in and attends a high school in San Antonio, Texas
  • Minimum 2.5/4.0-grade point average [or 1.5/3.00 or 75/100]
  • Shows evidence of scholastic achievement, leadership abilities, and community service
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university beginning Fall 2023

The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is now open! Please click here to apply.

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy was established under the leadership of Marcia L.
Fudge, the 21st National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as a way of
developing new purpose, new skills, and new leaders from the ranks of 11- to 14-year-old
young women. Recognizing that many of today’s young women do not have the
opportunities to fully develop their personal and academic potential, the San Antonio
Alumnae Chapter, of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. seeks to offer supervised and
structured experiences that will help participants grow to be productive citizens with high
self- esteem and an appreciation for the demands of an increasingly technological society.
The Academy usually meets on the first Saturday of the month, unless noted otherwise on the
Delta Academy calendar.

The 2022-2023 Delta Academy Application is now closed!