The Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. announced on Thursday that they are accepting nominations for $1,000 scholarships which will be given to Madison-area graduating African American male and female high school seniors.

Applicants should exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership and community service and demonstrate a promising scholastic future, the organization said in a press release, and the top scholarship recipient will also be awarded the Chapter’s Visionary Award and will receive additional scholarship funds with a recognition plaque.

Each scholarship is a one-time non-renewable award. Book awards may be offered to applicants who are not one of our top scholarship award recipients.

The Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will award scholarship(s) and book awards to Dane County high school seniors who and meet the following requirements:

• Live in the Dane County area
• Plan to enroll (verification must be provided) as a full-time student, at a post-secondary institution for the 2021- 22 academic school year
• Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
• Demonstrated participation in extra-curricular school activities, community service, leadership involvement, and scholastic achievement.

For more information and to get a scholarship application, click here. The application deadline is March 1.

For more than 40 years in the Madison area, the Deltas have been working on different health initiatives, educational initiatives, economic development initiatives, art initiatives and more.