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VIRTUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER


Celebrating 

46 YEARS

   Raising

$46,000

The goal of Metropolis 2021 is to ensure funding for our income- and merit-based scholarships for Houston-area youth, for the Chapter’s signature educational programs and for our continued support of community organizations whose mission fulfills the objectives prescribed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Chapter has historically invested in our community scholars, but is now moving to strategically increase our impact by making a concerted effort to embolden our current programs, including those that specifically empower women and girls, increase the economic health and wealth for minority families and individuals, and raise the awareness and action of community members in local, regional and national government. With your support, we can do more.

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SHOW YOUR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION
SHOW YOUR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION
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Choosing to support Metropolis 2021, the Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter's virtual scholarship fundraiser, places you In a position of commitment and dedication. You are bolstering a three-part, strategic giving effort that impacts our educational programs, college-bound men and women, and other community organizations doing the educational work to make our collective future brighter.  HMAC members and partners have provided over $700,000 in scholarships, directly benefitting the youth of the Greater Houston area. 

With us, you have the power to change lives. Your commitment positions our future leaders to be where they need to be to become the best that they possibly can. You are shifting a child's trajectory towards excellence. Show your commitment. Show your dedications. Become a sponsor today.



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CHOOSE ONE OF THE MANY WAYS TO GIVE
CHOOSE ONE OF THE MANY WAYS TO GIVE

Make a Scholarship Campaign contribution to HMAC through DREF*:
Before you click, please read steps to follow:
Step 1:  You must choose Chapter "Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter" 
Step 2:  Is this donation restricted? "Chapter Restricted"
Step 3:  Choose "Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter" from the list. 

 DONATE NOW THROUGH DREF

*Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. established the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in 1967 as a public charity supporting scholastic achievement, public service programs, and research initiatives focused upon African American women.  All donations made to DREF when a person does not receive goods or services are tax-deductible, whether it's $10 or $1,000.  However, DREF only issues an acknowledgment letter to donors contributing $100 or more. If the donation is less than $100, the donor can use their check or online receipt for their tax filing purposes, but they will not receive an acknowledgment letter.

Make a Scholarship Campaign contribution directly to HMAC via PayPal:


Donate at the Violet Level - $46 + PayPal Fee:

VIOLET LEVEL

Donate at the Pearl Level - $230 + PayPal Fee:

PEARL LEVEL

Donate at the Gold Level* - $500 + PayPal Fee:

GOLD LEVEL

Donate at the Diamond Level* - $1000 + PayPal Fee:

DIAMOND LEVEL

*Donors contributing at the Gold or Diamond Level will be recognized on our Website.
 
Fund a Scholarship:


Anyone donating $1000 or more is eligible to name a scholarship.  If you indicate your interest in this option, you will be contacted by a member of the HMAC Scholarship Committee to start the process. 



Claim a Matching Gift Through your Employer:

If your company offers a Matching Gift Program, please request the donation from your employer and complete and return the "Employer Match Form" below the HMAC.  Check with your employer to find out how you can designate Delta Research and Educational Foundation to receive additional donations through workplace giving. Designate “Delta Research and Educational Foundation” as your charity of choice, and ask your employer to match your gift.


DREF Workplace Give Form

 

*All donations made to DREF when person does not receive goods or services are tax deductible, whether its $10 or $1,000.  However, DREF only issues an acknowledgement letter to donors contributing $100 or more. If donation is less than $100, the donor can use their check or online receipt for their tax filing purposes, but they will not receive an acknowledgement letter.

 


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GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING A SCHOLARSHIP
GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING A SCHOLARSHIP

Interested in starting a scholarship fund? Setting up a named scholarship helps us to assist incredibly talented students in a very meaningful way to honor people who have had a major impact on your life. If you’re considering creating a new scholarship, here are the basic steps to get you started.

Step 1: Review Minimum Requirements for Naming a Scholarship Fund

Annual scholarships can be established with an outright gift of $1,000 or more. An annual commitment of $1,000 per year for four years is recommended, and the annual gift is awarded to recipients over the four-year period. An annual scholarship is not a permanent fund and is awarded only as long as you (or others) choose to contribute to the fund.

Step 2:  Choose Scholarship Name & Establish Scholarship Criteria

As a scholarship donor, you choose the name of the scholarship as well as the criteria. The HMAC Scholarship Committee is available to help you create the criteria for your scholarship. Annual scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on area of interest, geographical origin, leadership potential, merit, financial need, academic achievement and/or other criteria. Houston Metropolitan Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. must agree to any special award conditions established by the donor.

Step 3: Administration of Scholarship Funds

Typically, a selection committee carefully reviews the scholarship applications submitted by students and selects the most deserving recipient(s) based on the donor-established criteria.

Major contributors to a scholarship fund are notified annually when the scholarship recipient(s) has been selected, as well as the amount of the award.


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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PAST RECIPIENTS
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PAST RECIPIENTS

We are proud to support the dreams of many Houston-area scholars. Below are a few who were supported by HMAC during the 2019 giving cycle.


2019 Recipients

Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter’s (HMAC) Scholarship Program has been in existence since the chapter’s inception in 1974. Through the dedicated efforts of the members and generous donors like you, the type and amount awarded to deserving students has significantly increased every year. The Chapter has awarded over $700,000 in scholarships to over 200 area graduating seniors who have demonstrated a significant level of academic success, social awareness, and community involvement, as they pursue a goal of higher education.

All recipients must live in the Houston area or attend a school in our service area.  The Scholarship Committee evaluates candidates based on community service, academic achievement, a personal statement, a written essay, an interview and letters of recommendation, and financial need based on information provided with the application. Community Service is the essential component of the award. All applicants must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two or four-year college/university in the summer or in the year of the award.

HMAC provides payment of all scholarship money, on behalf of the recipient, directly to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled. HMAC scholarship awards may only be used to pay tuition, room and board, and fees. Students may apply for the HMAC scholarship, even if they have applied for or received scholarship awards from any other source, including other chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility

Applicants must live in the Houston area or attend a school in our service area.  The Scholarship Committee evaluates candidates based on community service, academic achievement, a personal statement, a written essay, an interview and letters of recommendation, and financial need based on information provided with the application. Community Service is the essential component of the award. All applicants must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two or four-year college/university in the summer or in the year of the award.

HMAC provides payment of all scholarship money, on behalf of the recipient, directly to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled. HMAC scholarship awards may only be used to pay tuition, room and board, and fees. Students may apply for the HMAC scholarship, even if they have applied for or received scholarship awards from any other source, including other chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The scholarship will only be granted for the academic that it is awarded.

To apply for a scholarship, you may download an application, complete it, and mail it along with all of the necessary documentation (essay, personal statement, letters of recommendation, photo, and official transcript) to the address provided on the application.


Mail the application and supporting documentation to:
Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 56108
Houston, TX 77256-6108
 
A detailed listing of available scholarships can be found here.

All applications are due by April 1st of each award year.