Scholarship Application

Thank you for choosing to apply for our scholarship. This scholarship is granted by the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The Valley Forge Chapter provides funds for student scholarships through donations and fundraising events. It is the intent that the scholarship be made available to African-American/Black students residing in the Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania, who exemplify good citizenship and demonstrate community service.
 
 
ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
March 8, 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED

Have questions?
 
Please contact us at scholarship@dstvalleyforge.org
 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter

P. O. Box 80091
Valley Forge, PA 19484
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS:
1. African-American or Black Student
2. Resident of Bucks County, Chester County or Montgomery County of Pennsylvania
3. A student graduating from high school prior to September 2021, who will matriculate to a college, university or pursue a non traditional degree granting program in the fall
4. 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
5. Demonstrate public service and good citizenship
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VALLEY FORGE ALUMNAE PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT APPLICANTS:
1. A student and resident (permanent address, not school address) of Bucks County, Chester County or Montgomery County of Pennsylvania
2. A student pursuing a degree from a college, university or a non-traditional degree granting program
3. Have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
4. Demonstrate public service and good citizenship
 
ALL APPLICANTS SUBMITTING A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL BE GRANTED A PANEL INTERVIEW UNLESS THEY DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTAINS:
Δ The application completed in its entirety
Δ A recent photograph
Δ An official transcript on letterhead from the high school which includes grades 9 – 11 and the
first quarter or semester of the 12th grade. (Uploaded)
Δ List of public service/community service activities
Δ Essay 
Δ Letter of Recommendation from a school administrator, teacher or professor
Δ Letter of Recommendation from an adult verifying public or community service
 
A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CONTAINS:
Δ The application completed in its entirety 
Δ A recent photograph
Δ An official transcript from the registrar’s office
Δ List of current public service/community service activities 
Δ Essay 
Δ Letter of Recommendation from an Administrator or Professor
Δ Letter of Recommendation verifying public service or community service
 
RECIPIENT(S) OF THE 2021 VALLEY FORGE ALUMNAE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE AWARD ON OR BEFORE APRIL 26, 2021

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EDUCATION INFORMATION


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Please list all public service involvement(s), level of responsibility, role in the activity, length of involvement in the activity, and the impact to the community or school.

ESSAY (500 WORDS MAXIMUM)


LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

The letter of recommendation from the school official should contain answers to these questions: How long have you known the applicant and under what circumstances? How would you describe the applicant’s personality characteristics and motivation level? Describe whether the applicant demonstrates a level of maturity and academic ability that are consistent with the potential to succeed in college or with a non-traditional degree. Please include any additional information you feel may assist the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in evaluating the student for a scholarship.
Recommendation 1: Written by a SCHOOL OFFICIAL ( School Administrator, Teacher or Professor)
*Please title your file with the following format: ApplicantName_School*

The letter of recommendation from the leader of a service organization should contain answers to these questions: How long have you known the applicant and under what circumstances? How would you describe the applicant’s personality characteristics and motivation level? Describe whether the applicant demonstrates a level of maturity and academic ability that are consistent with the potential to succeed in college or with a non-traditional degree. Explain how the student demonstrates community or public service in his/her school or community and the impact his/her actions have on the school or community. Please include any additional information you feel may assist the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in evaluating the student for a scholarship.
Recommendation 2: Written by a leader of a SERVICE ORGANIZATION ( community or church leader, coach, club advisor, or nonHigh School Counselor)
*Please title your file with the following format: ApplicantName_Service

CERTIFICATION

Please read and sign below.
I certify that all of the information submitted with my application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If asked by the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter President or Scholarship Chairperson, I agree to provide proof of the information presented. I understand that the inclusion of any false or misleading information, or the exclusion of requested information, will result in the removal of my application from consideration for any award and will necessitate the repayment of any award I receive. Moreover, I pledge to use the proceeds from any award for tuition, room and board, books or other expenses directly related to my college education or pursuit of a non-traditional degree. Permission is hereby given to high school, college/university,  or institution of higher learning to release to Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. any information concerning my personal circumstances related to my application. Permission is hereby given to the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to use the information in my application and or my photograph for publicity and media purposes, with the understanding that my privacy and privacy of my family will be respected.
I understand I must supply all follow-up information by the date requested. I have read the application instructions. I am aware that incomplete or missing information on my application will jeopardize consideration for this award.
Please sign your name here. *
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Applicant checklist: Confirm you have completed all of the required elements by checking each task. *
 You must have at least one item checked
Completed application with essay
Uploaded current transcript
Letter of recommendation from school official
Letter of recommendation from service leader
Uploaded picture
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