Scholarship/May Week

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an international public service sorority that is comprised of over 200,000 predominately African-American college-educated women.  Encouraging young African-American students to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of our organization.  The Macon Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. supports this focus by sponsoring a scholarship program whichprovides financial assistance to graduating high school seniors, GED recipients, and college students who reside in Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Wilkinson, Monroe or Twiggs counties.

Each year, scholarship applications are posted on Macon Alumnae Chapter’s website on or before December 1 of the current sororal year.  The application may also be obtained through high school counselors. The Macon Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awarded $10,000 in college scholarships during the 2017-2018 school year.

May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920 at the Second National Convention.  A week in the month of May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements.  The events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially amongst black women.  The slogan, “Invest in Education” was adoptedduring this time.

During this special week the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. nationwide sponsor and participate in May Week Activities which vary from Chapter to Chapter.  Macon Alumnae Chapter May Week activities include sponsoring Book Drives, partnering with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. to host a First-time Homebuyers’ Workshop sponsored by HOME First of Macon-Bibb Consolidated government, participating in the Relay for Life benefit walk and volunteering at the Pan-African Festival. The Macon Alumnae Chapter also hosts the May Week Awards Day celebration whichis scheduled annually to recognize community leaders and outstanding youth in our community.