National Scholarship Program

The Sigma Delta Tau Foundation is pleased to offer annual educational scholarships to assist outstanding undergraduate and alumnae sisters with tuition expenses as they pursue their educational goals. Need-based and merit-based awards are available as well as 14 scholarships supporting specific Sigma Delta Tau chapters.
Scholarships are funded through the generosity of our donors, including alumnae, collegiate leaders, chapters and friends of the Foundation.

The 2024 application portal is open through March 17, 2024

General Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate members of Sigma Delta Tau in good standing with their chapters or alumnae members who completed their undergraduate experience in good standing with the chapter and organization.
  • Full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • Applicants must be an initiated member of SDT for at least one year.
  • Applicants who have already received two SDT Foundation scholarships are ineligible.
  • Applications will not be considered once the portal closes on March 17, 2024.

Start your application today.

Undergraduate Application

Postgraduate Application

Recipients will be announced July 1, 2024.



Scholarship Opportunities

Currently, the Foundation offers the following awards exclusively to sisters of Sigma Delta Tau.

Chapter-Specific Scholarships

  • Brandi Gurwitch Memorial Scholarship for Chi Chapter
  • Debbie Reduce Eleftheriou Scholarship for Beta Tau
  • Deborah Hoffman Memorial Scholarship for Alpha Iota/Alpha Mu Chapters
  • Delta Alumnae Scholarship for Delta Chapter
  • Melissa Sarkis Memorial Scholarship for Gamma Chi Chapter
  • Marissa Altman Gottfried Scholarship for Gamma Eta Chapter
  • Amy Apfel Tishman Scholarship for Alpha Chapter
  • Alpha Beta Chapter Scholarship for University of Rhode Island
  • Upsilon Chapter Scholarship for Indiana University
  • Ruth Metzger Katz Scholarship for Kappa Chapter
  • Beth Metzger Gruber Scholarship for Phi Chapter
  • Sunflower Scholarship in memory of Pricilla Perez Torres benefiting Gamma Mu, Northeastern
  • Elysa Luick Alpha Zeta Scholarship for Alpha Zeta Chapter
  • Chapter Extension Scholarship (extension or colonization within chapter’s first two years)

Major-Specific Scholarship

  • Miriam Rosenbloum Grant Scholarship for Journalism

Panhellenic or Alumnae Engagement Scholarship

  • Carol Posner Goldstein Scholarship

Volunteerism Scholarship

  • Joan Ellis Shatkin Scholarship

Merit Based Scholarship

  • Elizabeth McQueen Sesler Scholarship

General Scholarships

  • Regene Freund Cohane Scholarship
  • Ilene Rabinowitz Fleischmann Scholarship
  • Ruth Coine Scholarship
  • Sheila Garon Schwartz/Helene P. Garon Scholarship
  • Belle Korschak Goldstrich Scholarship
  • Harriet Appelman Beck Scholarship
  • Ruth Neuman Jacobson Scholarship
  • Judith Rubenstein Rosenberg Scholarship
  • Frances Alder Schwartz Scholarship
  • Trudy Kirchhausen Turkel Scholarship
  • Maxine Foreman Zarrow/Gail Zarrow Richards Scholarship
  • Xi Scholarship
  • Sister-to-Sister Scholarship
  • National Council Scholarship
  • Elevate Scholarship
  • SDT Foundation Scholarships

If you would like to establish a scholarship fund in your name please contact Kristen at 317-846-7747 or