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SCHOLARSHIPS

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Melody Scott-Decuir College Scholarship

The Melody Scott-Decuir Scholarship is named for Soror Melody Scott-Decuir who was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in the Fall of 1998. Soror Melody was an amazing wife, mother, and friend. As a social worker, she worked tirelessly for New York City children and families. Soror Melody understood the value of education and even when she was very ill, continued to pursue her Master's degree and was conferred her Master of Social Work, posthumously. We remember Soror Melody and the many others who have struggled with breast cancer when we walk each Fall to raise money and awareness. We honor her memory and her dedication to public service by selecting every spring, two deserving Staten Island High School students to receive the Melody Scott-Decuir College Scholarship.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

• Of African, Latino, or Caribbean American descent resident of Staten Island;
• A June or August 2024 graduate of a High School or a GED program;
• Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better each academic year;
• Of good character;
• Committed to the thrusts and principles of the sorority;
• Committed to community service; and
• A person who has demonstrated academic improvement over their high school career.
• Applicant is not a relative of a current Staten Island Alumnae Chapter member.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
• One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded

• One (1) Four (4) year scholarship for $1,000 per year will be awarded

2024 Applications

Are Now CLOSED! 

Melody Scott-Decuir Application
Teresa A. Gallishaw Application

Teresa A. Gallishaw Memorial Scholarship

The Teresa A. Gallishaw (T.A.G.) Memorial Scholarship is named for Soror Teresa A. Gallishaw who was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in April of 2001. She was a dedicated sister, aunt, mentor, friend and fiancé. Soror Teresa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Student Personnel Administration. She combined her education with her love of helping people and pursued a career in Residence Life Administration. Soror Teresa also believed that higher education was about more than books and coursework. She believed that in order for students to excel, they needed to feel at home on campus and she worked tirelessly to ensure that her students not only felt at home but also had a welcoming “Big Sister or Auntie” who could help them navigate the college experience. She was an enthusiastic supporter and loved to see her students progress and move on to greater heights.

 

With the support of her family and twin sister, Soror Falisha Gallishaw, we select one Staten Island college student each spring to receive this scholarship.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

• Of African, Latino, or Caribbean American descent in college.
• A rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who is a resident of Staten Island or college student on Staten Island;
• A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better;
• Of good character;
• Committed to the thrusts and principles of the sorority;
• Committed to community service; and
• A person who has demonstrated academic achievement or improvement.
• Applicant is not a relative of a current Staten Island Alumnae Chapter member

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
• One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded

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