Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Savannah Alumnae Chapter awarded its annual scholarships at the sorority’s May Week celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Jepson center for the Arts.
Each year, the chapter awards three $1500.00 Academic Scholarships for academic excellence, one $750.00 scholarship to a non-traditional student, and one $700.00 scholarship for community service.
Scholarship candidates are nominated by their high school counselors and undergo a rigorous selection process.
Criteria for Academic Scholarships include: a minimum of 89 Grade Point Average on a 100 Point Scale or 3.50 or Higher Grade Point Average on a 4.00 Scale, Proof of College/University Acceptance.
Recipients of the 2009 Academic Scholarships are Shateara Hall, Amber Alvin and Beatriz Small.
Shateara Hall, a senior at Savannah Arts Academy, plans to attend the Honors College at the College of Charleston. Shateara has a 95.80 Grade Point Average, and has received academic letters and pins in science, language arts, mathematics and history. Amber Alvin is a senior at Alfred E. Beach High School with a 94.45 Grade point Average. She will graduate fourth out of a class of 185. Amber is a member of the National Honor Society, UGA Merit Scholar, a participant of the Jefferson Awards Program, and Captain of the A. E. Beach Majorettes. She plans to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University. Beatriz Small, a senior at Savannah Arts Academy, plans to attend Georgia Southern University. Beatriz has a 93.3 Grade Point Average. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars, and has received academic letters in English, awards for Perfect Attendance and achievement certificates for music. Beatriz is a member of the Skyelite Jazz
Criteria for the Community Service Scholarship are: Grade Point Average of at least 80 on a 100 Point Scale or 3.0 on a 4.00 scale, Proof of College/University Acceptance, Female, Single with no Dependents, Demonstrated Leadership Ability, a Current Résumé, and Documented Community Service of 100 or More Hours. The Community Service Scholarship was presented to Analicia Wallace, a Sol C. Johnson senior with a Grade point Average of 84.16. Analicia has 130 + hours of Community Service. Analicia plans to attend Jacksonville University.
The Non-traditional Student Scholarship Criteria include: 2.5 or Higher Grade Point Average, must be a Sophomore or Junior at the time of application, Female, Demonstrated Financial Need, Recommended by Academic Advisor or Department Chair, Submission of a Current Résumé, and Completed Application.
The recipient of the 2009 Non-traditional Student Scholarship is D. Michelle Kemp, a Savannah State University student who returned to college in the spring 2008, after fifteen years. Michelle is a Mass Communications Major with a 2.77 Grade point Average. She has made the President’s List, Dean’s List and is a published writer. Michelle plans to pursue a Master’s and a Ph.D. Degree.
We wish all of these young ladies successful careers and very rewarding futures.