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Scholarship Season is Here!

High school Senior? Apply now for the opportunity to receive up to $4,000 in college scholarships! 

Applications are due April 5th, 2024!


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

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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Annual Awards

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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.

  • Sat, Feb 18
    Hawaii Alumnae Chapter 40th Chapter Anniversary
    Feb 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM HST
    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort, 2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
  • Sat, Dec 10
    Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive
    Dec 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Honolulu, Dillingham Transportation Building, 729 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    HO HO HO!! It's time to Party with a Purpose. Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated has a Toy Drive EVERY YEAR to support our local keike. DJ Adam Wes will be playing the latest HIP HOP and R&B. Prizes give to the ugliest costumes.
  • Fri, Sep 02
    HACDST Sister Circle
    Sep 02, 2022, 7:13 PM
    Workplay, 814 Ilaniwai St 1st floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Join us to kick off the first Sister Circle of the Sorority Year. An evening of fellowship as we toast to all special events from the summer. Parking garage available. No entry fee. No host event.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 11
    HACDST Chapter Meeting
    Jun 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Chapter Meeting
    Due to the State of Hawaii indoor event restrictions, we are conducting virtual meetings until further notice
  • Sat, May 14
    May Week x Y.E.S.: “F.O.C.U.S: Follow One Course Until Successful.
    May 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Facebook Live & Zoom Event
    This year's Y.E.S theme is “F.O.C.U.S: Follow One Course Until Successful." Our keynote speaker is Collette V. Smith, First African American Female NFL Coach and Founder and President of Believe N You, Inc.
  • Thu, May 12
    May Week x Economic Development: Financial Tips
    May 12, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Facebook Live & Zoom Event
    On Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (HST) Economic Development presents: Financial Tips: Create Your Pot of Gold, featuring Gwendolyn Kirkland, retired Certified Financial Planner (CFP)® and General Securities Principal, to promote financial wellness in our community.
  • Wed, May 11
    May Week x PMH: A Sound Bath Experience
    May 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Facebook Live & Zoom Event
    Physical and Mental Health presents: A Sound Bath Experience, featuring Kanika Nikki Utley to promote mental health and wellness, as well as to support Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • Sun, May 08
    HACDST May Week Events
    May 08, 2022, 8:00 AM – May 14, 2022, 1:00 AM
    A Virtual Affair
    “It takes a Village: Our Kuleana, Service and Scholarship since 1983.”
  • Tue, Apr 05
    Scholarship Deadlines
    Apr 05, 2022, 7:00 PM – Apr 29, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Submission
    High School Students of Hawaii! Scholarships are now open!
  • Tue, Mar 29
    Hawaii Alumnae Chapter's Virtual Fundraiser in support of American Diabetes Association
    Mar 29, 2022, 5:00 AM – Apr 03, 2022, 11:50 PM
    Please support The Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. virtual fundraiser to benefit the American Diabetes Association, targeting disproportionate outcomes affecting our communities! Goal of $550 or More!
  • Sat, Feb 19
    Founder’s Day 2022
    Feb 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel Waikīkī Beach, 150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
  • Thu, Jan 13
    J13 Celebration
    Jan 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Sorors in the area, please contact our 1st Vice President for the location and more info.
  • Thu, Jan 13
    Double Good Fundraiser
    Jan 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – Jan 17, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Let’s Get Poppin’!
  • Wed, Dec 01
    World AIDS Day 2021
    Dec 01, 2021, 5:30 PM
    World AIDS Day 2021: Unfinished Business
  • Thu, Nov 25
    8th Annual Koa Ohana Thanksgiving Volunteers
    Nov 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
  • Sat, Nov 20
    Annual Christmas Toy Drive
    Nov 20, 2021, 7:13 AM – Dec 16, 2021, 7:13 PM
    PayPal Donations
    It’s back! We’re hoping you can join us in person!
  • Mon, Nov 01
    The Red S.H.O.E. Challenge
    Nov 01, 2021, 7:13 PM – 8:13 PM
    It’s time to GET REaDy for our 1st Red S.H.O.E CHALLENGE of the year!
  • Sat, Oct 23
    Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
    Oct 23, 2021, 9:00 AM
    Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, USA
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