With financial aid not stretching as far as it did in previous years, today’s college students are faced with taking out more student loans, and juggling jobs alongside their academics to help cover the cost of their education. Understanding that college affordability directly affects our members, the Tri Delta Foundation provides scholarships to assist Tri Delta sisters on their educational journeys.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Undergraduate and graduate students that are initiated members of Tri Delta in good standing are eligible to apply. The undergraduate and graduate scholarships have slightly different qualifications that are further described in the online application.
Many chapters have specific scholarships available for members of those chapters. In addition, members may qualify for specific scholarship funds based on certain criteria. You can see the full list of all available scholarships here.
HOW TO APPLY?
- Members can apply online:
- By creating a Smarter Select account you will be able to start, save and submit your application online. And even if you qualify for multiple scholarships, you will only need to fill out one application.
- A completed undergraduate application must be submitted by March 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
- If you are applying for a graduate scholarship your application must be submitted by April 1, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. CST.
Recipients of the 2019-2020 Foundation scholarships will be notified and announced on June 1, 2019.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT?
In 2018, a total of $361,000 in academic scholarships were awarded to 144 deserving undergraduate and graduate members to assist in furthering their education. One scholarship recipient was Emily Daniels, Arkansas. After receiving the scholarship and seeing the impact it has had on her future, she hopes to encourage other Tri Delta sisters to apply: “I have been so blessed to receive a Foundation scholarship for the past two years, so I cannot emphasize the importance of applying enough. The Tri Delta Foundation wants to catapult women by giving them more opportunities to succeed, and these scholarships are just one of the ways that it does that.”
By supporting the academic pursuits of our sisters, the Tri Delta Foundation is fulfilling our Fraternity’s Purpose of “broadening the moral and intellectual lives” of our members.