The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated State Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 each to 25 eligible students attending Jackson State University. The $25,000 gift is from the organization’s car tag fund.
“This is something that we’re very proud of because Delta (Sigma Theta) is known for giving back to the community, and we’re extremely proud to be a recipient of their generosity,” said JSU development officer Constance Lawson. “As a fund-raiser, it is vital that we partner with community-driven organizations in support of Jackson State University and the students we serve.”
Julia Crockett, president of the Jackson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, said, “The funds were generated with the help of legislation passed in 2002 by the state of Mississippi that allowed the organization to have distinctive automobile license plates available for purchase. Portions of the proceeds are placed in a tag fund that is divided among the five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state.”
Furthermore, Crockett said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of an organization that not only talks the talk but also walks the walk. The youth of today are our future and a great investment. This is just an excellent opportunity to assist students in the continuation of their education. Members of the sorority are proud to be a part of the driving force behind education.”
For additional information about the scholarship, students may contact the JSU Development Office at 601-979-2282.
Source: Jackson State University