For more than 53 years, the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (IAC) has been awarding scholarships to deserving young 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 2018, 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 $500.00 each to candidates chosen. Scholarships will be awarded based upon academic achievement, character, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, and financial need.

  The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday April 6, 2018 and the Application packet MUST be post-marked no later than Friday April 6, 2018.

  All application packets received by the deadline will be screened and evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants selected for a personal interview will be notified via phone call and email on Thursday April 12, 2018 and Friday April 13, 2018. Applicants not selected will also be notified by mail and email. Personal interviews will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and Sunday, April 22, 2018. Please make sure you provide an updated phone number and email address with this application.

  Scholarships will be funded 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 eleven cities in the State of Indiana: 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.


To fill out an application, please click this link:

DST 2018 High School Scholarship Application

For any questions regarding this scholarship or IAC’s Scholarship Programs please contact