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One of the primary objectives of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is to encourage scholastic achievement and quality academic pursuits. Annually, the Hawaii Alumnae Chapter recognizes deserving high school seniors in the Oahu community with our scholarship program.

Scholarship 2020 (1)
Scholarship 2019 (1)
Scholarship 2019 (2)
Scholarship 2017 (1)
Scholarship 2017 (2)
Scholarship 2017 (3)
Scholarship 2016 (2)
Scholarship 2016 (1)
Scholarship 2016 (3)

Scholarships are awarded to students who display academic excellence and/or financial need, and who choose to attend a four-year institution. Over the years, the Hawaii Alumnae Chapter has awarded scholarships to countless students with an average annual award amount of $6,000 per year in scholarships.

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Lieutenant Colonel
Carolyn L. Jones
Memorial Scholarship

LTC Carolyn L. Jones attended Benedict College and pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. She also received her Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Webster College. LTC Jones was commissioned in the United States Army on the 13th of December 1991 as a Second Lieutenant. She was awarded several decorations during her service and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) posthumously.

LTC Jones began membership in Delta Sigma Theta in 1996 with the Columbia Alumnae Chapter. The Hawai`i Alumnae Chapter is honored to offer the Lieutenant Colonel Carolyn L. Jones Memorial Scholarship.


Developing Excellence in STEAM Scholarship

As the world around us continues to change, STEAM fields are becoming increasingly vital to the future of our society. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

The Hawai`i Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta wants to extend STEAM opportunity to our Oahu youths. HACDST is pleased to recognize local high school graduates residing in Oahu, who display academic excellence as well as a clear demonstration of leadership skills in serving the community. It is our goal to continue to diversify the future of education by cultivating the thirst for knowledge in these disciplines.

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Penny Koger

Scholarship for Excellence in

Academics & Leadership

Penny Koger held a B.S. degree in Government and History from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was named the 1997 Volunteer of the Year by the Metro Spartanburg Boys and Girls Club in South Carolina and was a member of the Wofford Alumni Network. She was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army as a signals officer and was honorably discharged. Penny began membership in Delta Sigma Theta in 1998 at Xi Iota City-Wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was a Diamond Life Member of the Hawai`i Alumnae Chapter until her passing on December 31, 2013.


Onipa'a: Native Hawaiian Scholarship

The term " 'Onipa'a" was the motto of Queen Lili'u'okalani. Although her reign was cut short in 1893, she remains an enduring symbol of hope for Native Hawaiians. 'Onipa'a was a part of the Queen's motto: "E'onipa'a i ka 'imi na'auao."  This can be interpreted as: "Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge."

In honor of the Native (Indigenous) people of Hawai'i, the Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to offer the 'Onipa'a Scholarship for Native Hawaiian high school graduates residing on Oahu.

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