ΔΓ Foundation

Service For Sight

The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight, and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood.

 

Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are available throughout the fiscal year (July-June) for eligible candidates. Due to a matching grant challenge from Carlene Moore Ellis, Delta Iota-Georgia, over one hundred Delta Gamma members, collegiate chapters, alumnae groups and house corporations responded to the Sisters Helping Sisters campaign. These awards are designated to assist collegiate members who have proven financial need or who find themselves in a sudden or unexpected financial crisis. Each recipient will be granted $2,500 which will be paid directly to the college or university for credit to her account for educational purposes only. Funds may not be used for Delta Gamma dues or expenses. To read more or apply visit collegiate scholarships and graduate fellowships or email needbasedscholarship@deltagamma.org.

Merit-Based Scholarships
Delta Gamma Foundation merit-based scholarships are grants awarded on a competitive basis to qualified, initiated members pursuing undergraduate degrees. Candidates must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent and have completed either three semesters or four quarters of course work (typically current sophomores or juniors). Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in chapter, campus and community activities, and required recommendations. If a Foundation Scholarship is given, funds are sent directly to the university for credit to the recipient’s account beginning in the fall academic term. Funds are restricted to educational expenses only. To read more or apply, visit Merit Based Scholarships .

Leadership

Grants from the Foundation to the Delta Gamma Fraternity fund scholarships for Delta Gamma collegians to values-based leadership institutes each summer.

Approximately 147 collegiate emerging leaders attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) and the LeaderShape Institute each year. Current leadership literature indicates the increased leadership ability of individuals who attend leadership programs and devote time and resources to enhancing leadership skills. Delta Gamma supports engaging our members in meaningful leadership events.

Anchor Grants

Anchor Grants aid truly needy members of Delta Gamma, including members who find themselves in financial distress, emergency or crisis through aging, medical or other severe personal or family problems. A written financial statement and statement as to the reasons for need will be obtained from each applicant prior to any financial help being instituted. Three letters of reference must also be submitted to the Anchor Grant Committee. Two of the letters must be from Delta Gamma alumnae and one must be from an individual such as a doctor or member of the clergy who is knowledgeable about the member’s needs and reason for applying. All letters must be signed, dated and include the current phone number and address of the writer.

To apply for an Anchor Grant, you must be an initiated Delta Gamma member and in good standing with the Fraternity. Anchor Grants cannot be used to pay sorority dues or study abroad. If you are a collegiate member of Delta Gamma and would like to apply for financial assistance or learn more visit Anchor Grants. For questions, contact Kathleen Kirby at kathleen@deltagamma.org or call 1.800.644.5414.

Golden Anchor Program

St. James Assisted Living

The purpose of the Golden Anchor Program is to assist Delta Gamma senior citizens, as well as other senior citizens who reside in health care facilities throughout the United States and Canada, by bringing joy to their lives in the way of personal interaction and the bonds of friendship. This program is an option for collegians and alumnae alike.

How might the Golden Anchor Program fit into your programming? It can be used for service hours needed by collegians. This is a group commitment where members would only need to participate once a semester as a collegian or a few times a year as an alumna. The Golden Anchor Program is compatible with the mission of the Foundation, sight preservation and aid to the blind. The program is funded by the Foundation.

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