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Our first scholarship recipient, Tamiea Anderson, a Senior Dance Major from Howard University

We were proud to announce the Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Endowed Chair Scholarship in partnership with Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF) and the Dee-Davis family. Stay tuned for more information about it's release during the scholarship cycle




The Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Endowed Chair Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), by Dr. Francene Breakfield and L. Denise Wells, longtime members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Co-Authors of An Anthology of Sisterhood.  The scholarship is administered by the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF).  Scholarships will be awarded to a current college student who best meets the requirements set forth by the benefactors along with the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis family.
The $1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving African American female student who is either a junior or senior collegiate or a graduate student majoring in English, Literature, Drama, Art, Music African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts. The application is now available online at and
The Selection Committee will review and score all submitted applications. Applicant’s
references may be contacted by telephone. The Scholarship Committee may also choose to
interview final candidates. The scholarship recipient will be notified by Fall 2024.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Currently attend an accredited college or university on a full time basis.

  2. Be enrolled as either a junior, senior or a graduate student.

  3. Must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Must be actively pursuing a Humanities degree at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  5. Demonstrated community service and leadership skills – which is clearly       reflected in recommendation letters.

  6. Applicant must have permanent residency (home address) in a state that is part of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s identified Southern Region or Eastern Region.  Preference will be given to applicants from Georgia and New York.

  7. NOTE:  The applicant should note any special financial needs on their application form.

All applications and supporting documents must be received by the deadline date.
Please advise your college registrar of this deadline for submission of transcripts and other supporting documentation.


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