2018-2019 Applications are now being accepted!


For more than 53 years, the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (IAC) has been awarding scholarships to deserving young

2018-2019 Scholarship Committee

African American women in their senior year of high school, residing in Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Lafayette. Scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement, character, community services activities, extra-curricular activities, and financial need. Additionally, as an incentive for active members of the chapter to further their education, IAC also offers scholarships to current year financial members of the chapter.

During 2019, The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter will award high school scholarships of at least $500.00 to each candidate chosen.  The criteria is as follows:

  The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter will award scholarships (Fortitude Award and Pearl Award) of at least $500 to $2,500 each to candidates chosen. Scholarships will be awarded based upon academic achievement, character, community services activities, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

  All application packets must be postmarked by February 1, 2019. Applications will be screened and evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants selected for a personal interview will be notified via phone and email by February 7, 2019. Applicants not selected will also be notified by phone and email. Personal interviews will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Please make sure that you provide an updated email address and phone number with this application.

Misty Ackles-Dumas (Scholarship Committee Co-Chair)

  Scholarships will be awarded during the second semester of the candidate’s freshman year; and only after receiving documented proof of enrollment in the second semester of a four (4) year accredited academic college/university. Scholarship awards will be forfeited if proof of enrollment is not received by the established deadline of the committee.

  Eligibility for this scholarship is limited to African American female high school seniors residing in the following areas: Indianapolis, Kokomo, Zionsville, Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Greenwood, Fishers, Plainfield, Lafayette, and West Lafayette.

  All Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale system or equivalent.

Deltas playing golf at our Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Fundraiser event.


To fill out an application, please click this link:

DST IAC 2019 Scholarship Application and Instructions


For any questions regarding this scholarship or IAC’s Scholarship Program please contact Misty Ackles-Dumas (Co-chair) and Jennifer Lee (Co-chair) at