Educational Development

 

D-STEM

D-STEM is an educational program for Howard County elementary school students in the kindergarten through fifth grades.  The purpose of D-STEM is to generate early interest in the STEM fields, create exposure to extra-curricular STEM-related projects, and support real life STEM application.  The goal of D-STEM is to focus and/or partner with one or more Title I Howard County elementary schools, and reach children who access free and reduced meal services (FARMS).

Parents of children who attend a school in Howard County and are entering kindergarten through the fifth grade for the 2016-2017 school year can apply for their child to participate in the program. Registration is now open and the application can be completed at: https://goo.gl/forms/hf0EhBghzz5pgvM83. Please note that seats are limited and registration will only be open until Saturday, September 17th, 2016. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to secure a seat.


Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to enrich and enhance the education that our young females (ages 11-14) receive in public schools across the nation.  Specifically, the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter (CAC) prepares young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century by:

  • Augmenting the girls’ scholarship in the fields of math, science, and technology;
  • Enhancing the girls’ opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and;
  • Increasing the girls’ sisterhood defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships

To accomplish this goal, CAC plans and implements numerous activities and projects for its participants throughout the year.

For additional information on the program, send an email to bsa@columbiamddst.org


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute

GEMS, the acronym for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully, was created to help African-American girls realize their dreams.  The program targets girls between the ages of 14 and 18 who are "at risk" of not achieving academic success.  The goals of the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute are: <!--break-->

  • To instill the need to excel academically;
  • To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures-high school and beyond; and
  • To create compassionate, caring and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service opportunities.

For additional information, send an email to gems@columbiamddst.org


Delta Scholars

The overall goal of the Delta Scholars Program is to promote continued academic excellence in young ladies at Oakland Mills High School, grades 10 – 12 with a 3.0 G.P.A., while providing high school girls with encouragement to excel academically, assistance in setting goals and planning for their future, and opportunities for leadership through community service.

For additional information, send an email to deltascholars@columbiamddst.org


EMBODI

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) committee is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males.

For additional information, send an email to embodi@columbiamddst.org


Scholarship

Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers scholarships to African-American high school seniors who have excelled academically and plan to pursue a college degree.  Students must be residents of Howard County and attend a Howard County high school.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP FLYER

For additional information, send an email to:  tford21@hotmail.com or kds2@comcast.net.

Scholarship qualifications are as follows:

  • Must be an African-American high school senior attending a Howard County high school
  • Must submit an official high school transcript
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2017.

 

The following scholarships are available for 2016-2017

FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given as a tribute to one component of our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, education. It is also in recognition of Delta’s membership, consisting of educated women. Qualifying students must plan to major in Education and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

Other criteria include having:

  • provided service to the school or community through involvement in organizations, volunteer groups, or extracurricular activities
  • demonstrated leadership abilities by holding office, chairing a committee, etc.

DR. BETTY SHABAZZ SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given in honor of Dr. Betty Shabazz, a notable member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Qualifying students must plan to major in the field of Mathematics, Science, or Technology and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

Other criteria include having:

  • provided service to the school or community through involvement in organizations (e.g., math or science clubs), volunteer groups, or extracurricular activities.
  • demonstrated leadership abilities by holding office, chairing a committee, etc.

GILDA LEWIS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

This award is given in honor of Gilda Lewis, a past president of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter, who dedicated her life to public service. Qualifying students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

Other criteria include having: 

  • provided service to the school and community through involvement in organizations, volunteer groups, or extracurricular activities;
  • demonstrated leadership abilities by holding office, chairing committees, etc.

CELONIA B. WALDEN AWARD FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

This award is given in honor of Celonia B. Walden, a charter member and past president of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter. Qualifying students must plan to major in the Performing Arts and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in the community and school. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

Other criteria include having: 

  • provided service to the school or community through involvement in organizations, volunteer groups, or extracurricular activities with emphasis on the performing arts;
  • demonstrated leadership abilities by holding office, chairing committees, etc.

BOOK MONEY AWARD

This award may be given to students who applied for one of the above listed scholarships and/or awards and was not selected as a recipient, but whose achievements warrant recognition. Students must have provided service to the school and the community through involvement in organizations, volunteer groups, or other activities demonstrating leadership. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to receive this award. 

 

NOTE: IF YOUR MOTHER IS A MEMBER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC., UNFORTUNATELY, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS.