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Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education

that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation.A primary goal of the program to

prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. 

The Delta Academy program is for young ladies, 6th - 8th grade. 

The program focuses on:

  • STEM Academic Activities

  • Personal Development

  • Cultural Awareness and

  • Life Skills


A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.  The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning.

EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males.  EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.


Each year the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding young women. Recipients meet the academic requirements and are required to write an essay.

The  Dorothy L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Dorothy L. Stevens was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was a teacher/librarian in the Rutherford County School System for 15 years.  Following are the criteria for consideration for the Dorothy L. Stevens Scholarship.

Now accepting applications for 2024 scholarships.

Apply for the Dorothy L. Stevens Scholarship here

Apply for the Black History Essay Scholarship here

Programs: Scholarships
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