Educational Development


Sorors Andrea Bauchum-Rice & Olishua Durham-McClain

Get a Hands-on Learning Experience about:
-Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow, Empower Always 

-Financial literacy
-Social Action – Know Your Rights Campaign
-Community Service
-College Campus Tour
and much more…


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2020 Scholarship Application

Chairperson: Soror Rosalind Smith

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Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

The Delta Academy is designed to offer opportunities to young women (ages 11-14) of great promise who might otherwise be excluded because they lack support, resources, and encouragement. The Delta Academy recognizes the disadvantages many young women in various communities face because of gender, income, age, and parental resources despite the personal potential of the girls themselves.

Delta GEMS

The Delta GEMS Institute is a continuum of services that address the needs of young African American women in grades 9 through 12 with a framework for the participants to discover and understand their individual brilliance by embracing the GEMS themes…growing and empowering myself.


The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program 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. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

Areas of Focus

  • Community Service

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

  • Decision Making/Critical thinking

  • Setting college and career goals

  • Broadening life experiences

  • Managing finances

Highlighted Events

  • Campus Tours: University of Southern California

  • Campus Tours: University of California Irvine

  • Participation in Youth State in Sacramento

  • Workshops on global issues that affect youth

  • Parent workshops on topics such as “How to finance your child’s college education”


  • 2013 National First Place Exemplary Program -Delta GEMS

  • 2013 Regional First Place Award -Delta GEMS and EMBODI

  • 2017 Regional Exemplary Programs- Delta Academy, Delta GEMS, and EMBODI

Hillside YMO


Hillsides-YMO – is a community service project that mentors young people who are transitioning from the foster care system into independent living.

Areas of focus:

  • Life skills

  • Science and math

  • Decision Making

  • Critical thinking

  • Setting college and career goals

  • Broadening life experiences

  • Managing finances


  • Workshops on global issues that affect youth

    • Health and Hygiene

    • Budget workshop

    • Politics and Elections


Δ GPA of 2.75 and above (on a 4.0 scale)
Δ Acceptance to a 4-Year College, University, or Community College
Δ School and community service involvement
Δ Financial Need

The Foothill Alumnae Chapter (FAC) Scholarship Program was created to assist African-American high school graduates attain the dream of a higher education. FAC is committed in its support of the African-American youth in our community.

Since 1998, FAC has awarded close to $78,000 in scholarship awards to 62 deserving students.

Our awardees exemplify the sorority’s educational values in the areas of academic achievement, and community service.

We graciously thank all of our family members, friends, and businesses who contribute their time and financial resources to our educational programs. Your support of our efforts to help nurture and mentor young scholars is an investment in the future.

Multiple Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 are Awarded Annually.