Educational Development

Educational Development

We know that many of today's young women find themselves in environments that may not fully support their personal and academic development. They may feel ignored or left behind at the very point in their lives when they are most in need of attention, support, and encouragement. Our youth programs are designed to create an additional support system for parents and their daughters. It is an exciting and innovative way for Delta women to turn their resources and energies to developing new purpose, new skills and new leaders from the ranks of girls ages 11-18.

Applications are open until February 20, 2018!

Tempe Alumnae Chapter is the first place winner for the Exemplary Educational Development Program (Delta GEMS) in the Farwest Region!

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (for girls ages 11-14)
Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Youth Institute (for girls ages 14-18)

Educational Scholarships

For over 40 years, Tempe Alumnae Chapter has provided financial support to local students desiring to continue their education. Due to the community support of our fundraising events and the generous donations of our members and friends, we were able to award educational scholarships to five deserving Valley students.


Applications Are Being Accepted.

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Sandra L. Caldwell

Excellence in Scholarship Award

Sandra Caldwell, a charter member and past president of Tempe Alumnae Chapter, was an accomplished professional and committed public servant. As the first woman and person of color to hold an administrative position in a Mesa high school, she held roots deep in the field of education. She actively supported the education of young people through her involvement in Tempe Alumnae Chapter's bookships/scholarships and School America, the Sorority's national reading program for young children. In 1992, she was recognized at Delta Sigma Theta's 41st National Convention in the "Salute to Delta Great Teachers." It is through her dedicated service to our community and sorority that we proudly provide an annual scholarship in her honor. This special scholarship is made possible through the generous donation from the Caldwell family and the fundraising efforts of our chapter.

Arnette Scott Ward

Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Arnette Scott Ward was an accomplished singer and educator, who became the founding President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  She was instrumental in the college obtaining its’ accreditation.  The Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Performing Arts Center is named in Dr. Ward’s honor.  She was also a charter member of Tempe Alumnae Chapter.